An implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth and supports prostheses. Implants are screws of various sizes and thicknesses, usually made of titanium.
First of all, there must be strong and sufficient bone tissue to support the implant, and the gums and surrounding tissues must be healthy in order to apply implants. In cases where there is not enough bone tissue, it can be supported with additional bone surgery applications. The systemic condition of the person and oral hygiene are other factors that affect the applicability and success of the implant.
Implants are placed in the jawbone by a specialist dentist in a sterile environment with a minor surgical procedure.
After this procedure, approximately two to three months are required for the implant to fully adhere to the jawbone. In this process, the implant, which is firmly attached to the jawbone and replaces a real tooth root, becomes able to carry the prosthesis to be placed on it.
Implant application is not suitable for people whose bone development is not completed.
This is usually around the age of 18. After this age it can easily be applied.