Dental implant is the restoration of a dental element or whenever there is agenesis (absence the tooth germ).
The implant modern techniques provide for the insertion of one or more "roots" (from the shape of a small screw) titanium, the upper jaw (maxilla) or the lower (mandible) to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants can be used to support single crowns, bridges or removable partial dentures or full (the so-called "racks").
The treatment plan is tailored to the patient's condition (type and amount of bone and prosthetic needs) and the type of plant chosen.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The patient who has overall good health and adequate bone in which to place the implant.
When the bone tissue is not sufficient, it can be obtained with advanced bone regeneration techniques.
Dental implants require the same treatment as natural teeth: proper hygiene by brushing and flossing.
The removable prosthesis (dentures or unit) replaces the missing dental elements: the full arch (complete dentures) or just a few teeth (partial denture).
These implants may be based on the remaining teeth (removable partial dentures), gums, dental implants or combinations of these.
The removable dentures are made starting from the dental arch impressions; The dental technician from these directions will create a tailor-made prosthesis.
I can replace the teeth that I lost to a removable denture?
Removable prostheses (total or partial, depending on the number of missing teeth) represent the classical method for the replacement of your natural teeth.
Possibly to increase the stability of the prosthesis, they can be inserted dental implants.
Maintaining removable prostetics
To ensure the durability of the removable prosthesis, every day should be washed with a detergent (even hand soaps) in cold or warm water (not hot because the implants may be deformed beyond repair) and immersed in water or a suitable solution when it is not worn.
The removable prosthesis must be removed during the night in order to avoid irritation of tissues, infections by fungi and excessive resorption of bones on which they stand.
If the prosthesis over time become unstable or cause pain, your prosthetist will decide whether to amend or replace it.
A crown is the coating of a tooth or of a dental implant.
The crowns are needed to restore function and aesthetics of teeth destroyed by cavities, fractured, worn out and devitalized.
One bridge can be made to replace a missing tooth; It consists of two crowns connected to each other by a ceramic tooth (intermediate element).
The crown is attached to the tooth with a dental cement and fixed to an implant by a screw or by a cement.
Such as crowns and bridges made of?
The tooth is prepared by reducing part of the tooth structure and creating the space for the construction of the ceramic.
Following the prepared tooth, an impression is taken of precision, used to build a crown of measurement.
In more complex cases, for multiple crowns or bridges, use of temporary crowns in acrylic resin while the engineers bring to the job.
The finished crown, which has the appearance and shape of a natural tooth, after an aesthetic test is cemented to the tooth.
For the single crown, you can finish the job in one sitting.
Am I a candidate for crowns or bridges?
- If you have damaged teeth
- If you have worn teeth
- If you want the changes in shape, size, improve the alignment of the teeth and have good oral hygiene habits.
of a tooth or improve the alignment of the teeth
Dental crowns should be treated as the naturali.Anche teeth if the teeth are covered with crowns, they may still be affected by carie.E 'recommended for people who serrano or grind their teeth (bruxism) to use a nighttime protection.