QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANTS…
When it comes to missing teeth in the mouth, there are several options for the treatment of this condition. The real question here is which treatment option is right for you. In this article, we will talk about the differences between implant, crown and bridge, and the advantages and disadvantages of these treatment methods. First of all, let’s give some information about implants, crowns and bridges.
Crown veneer, It is a procedure applied to a damaged or possibly damaged tooth to restore its old function and aesthetics or to protect it from external factors. The process of combining the anterior and posterior teeth of the cavity with a body due to tooth loss is called a dental bridge.
Dental implant In the simplest terms, it is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium, placed in the jawbone in order to restore the function and aesthetics of the missing teeth.
As can be understood from these definitions, the most fundamental difference that distinguishes implant prostheses from crowns and bridges is that this treatment method is independent of other teeth or natural tooth roots. The biggest disadvantage of dental bridges is the damage to the teeth to be supported. When the implant is made, the existing teeth are not damaged. Since the teeth are restored by veneers one by one, the necessity of getting support from the neighboring tissues is eliminated, and these teeth do not need to be cut and reduced. The implant is placed only in the area with the missing tooth, and when an implant prosthesis is placed on it, the adjacent teeth are protected. Although implant application seems more expensive than alternative methods, considering its advantages, it will be seen that it meets the price. For example, when a classical bridge prosthesis is applied, the fee to be paid may be less than that of the implant, but when it is considered, it will be seen that the teeth in front and behind the lost tooth are not reduced, and the long-term success of the implant is much higher than other treatments.
So, can everyone have implant treatment? If the general health status of the patient is suitable, yes, everyone can be implanted. There is no upper age limit to prevent implantation in patients with good general health. Only very young patients with incomplete bone development should be expected to complete puberty.
Another criterion regarding which treatment is more advantageous is the health status of the patient’s other teeth. Before deciding whether to make a bridge or an implant, the dentist should look at the condition of the other teeth in the mouth and make his decision accordingly. However, it may not be reasonable to have direct implants in teeth that can be saved with a simple root canal treatment. As we always say, no artificial technology can replace a natural tooth root. For this reason, the patient and the physician should decide together which of the treatment methods to be applied.