How to restore a defect in the dentition without exposing the adjacent teeth to preparation? How to avoid the negative impact of removable dentures on the abutment teeth and oral mucosa?
New technologies, rapidly developing in recent times, have ensured progress in the field of prosthetics. Such a high-tech direction of dentistry is dental implantation, which allows for rational prosthetics without tooth preparation and avoiding removable prosthetics even with their complete loss.
Implantation is a method of implanting an artificial root (implant) into the upper or lower jaw. Implants are used as supports on which either crowns (fully replacing lost teeth) or removable or fixed dentures are fixed. The design of the implant consists of 2 main parts – the implant itself, which is a titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jaw, and an abutment, also made of titanium, which is attached to the implant after the engraftment period.
The implantation method has a number of significant advantages over traditional methods of prosthetics and makes it possible for patients to receive dentures that are indistinguishable either in appearance or in function from their own teeth.
Benefits of implantation:
- implants allow you to replace damage to the dentition without turning adjacent teeth;
- implants can replace damage to the dentition of any length and location;
- the implantation of implants into the bone stops the resorption of the bone in the area of the missing tooth (or teeth). A bone deprived of functional load will quickly atrophy. The introduction of the implant allows you to load the bone again, and therefore save it.