Dental implants and prosthesis are prosthesis that are inside the mouth and are used repair, restore and reconstruct intraoral issues and defects such as missing parts of the teeth missing hard or soft structures of the palate and the jaw or a missing tooth. Prosthodontics is known to be the dental specialty that specifically aims on dental prosthesis. Prosthesis as such is utilized to improve chewing, aesthetics and speech. Dental prosthesis can be held in a position, by the help of suction, by linking to teeth or dental implants or by the surrounding muscles holding it passively. These dental prostheses can either be permanent or removable. There is a variety of removable dentures and prosthodontics that are fixed.
For the attachment of the teeth or the dental implant, dental prostheses that are fixed permanently make the use of screws or dental adhesives. The removal of prostheses may use friction against a surface that is hard and parallel and undercuts of dental implants or teeth. Dental implants are extremely useful for supporting dental prostheses such as a denture, facial prostheses, crown, and bridge. It also acts as an orthodontic anchor. Osseo integration is a biologic process for dental implants that are modernized. In such a process materials like titanium are used to make a strong bond with the bone and the implant fixture is initially placed, then the dental prostheses are added. A considerable amount of time is required for the healing for osseointegration prior to the dental implant being attached or the placement of the abutment which helps to hold the dental prosthetic. The rate of success or failure relies on the health of the patient receiving the treatment, there are drugs that can affect the health of the tissues present in the mouth as well as the chances of osseointegration.
The main use of dental implants is made to support the dental prostheses. For the replacement of an individual tooth, an implant abutment is initially secured to the screw of abutment. A small screw or dental cement is then used to link a crown to the abutment. Similarly, dental implants can be useful to retain numerous tooth dental prostheses in the form of removable dentures or fixed bridge. A bridge that is supported by implants is a group of teeth that is connected to the implant so that the prostheses is not fidgeted with or removed by the user. In orthodontics, dental implants with relatively smaller diameter that are known as Temporary Anchorage Devices can be helpful in the movement of the teeth by making anchor points that generate forces.
Few examples of dental prostheses are:
- Bridge- that is used as replacement of a missing tooth by fixing an artificial tooth.
- Dentures- that are used to replace a set of teeth, mostly used in older people.
- Crown- which is a complete cap or encircles a tooth implant, mostly useful in cases of damage by cavity.
- Palatal obturator- thee are identical to dental retainer, however they do not have a front wire and are used to correct defects.
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