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Root-like structures obtained from titanium alloys placed in bone in order to perform prosthetic rehabilitation in areas with tooth loss due to trauma, excessive crown destruction or periodontal problems are called dental implants. The purpose of implant surgery is to place the titanium screw, which will form the root of the tooth, into the bone in a suitable position and to ensure its continuity. For this purpose, in some cases, it may be necessary to elevate the sinuses (sinus lifting), increase the length and width of the bone (augmentation, crest splitting) before implant surgery. In such cases, appropriate bone grafts are used (autografts, allografts, xenografts, etc.) after sufficient bone has been obtained for implant placement, it is important to switch to implant surgery to ensure that the implant is placed in the appropriate position.
It is important to wait between 3 and 6 months after the implant is placed in the appropriate position in order to ensure the connection of the implant with the bone. In recent years, there are studies on immediate loading in appropriate cases. However, for immediate loading, many conditions such as the condition of the tissues, the region where the implant is placed, the torque force applied to the implant during placement, and the laboratory must be compatible with each other. A mismatch at any step may result in the loss of the implant. Therefore, it will be in the best interest of the patient to be attentive to the waiting times.