The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process where materials, such as titanium, form an intimate bond to bone.
The implant is first placed into the jaw bone, then a crown is added. A healing time is required to determine if an Implant has succeeded before the final stage which is the crown is placed.
Success or failure of implants depends on:
The health of the person receiving it
Drugs which affect the chances of integration
Good oral health.
The stress of bite
Position of the Implant
The long term prognosis of the implant depends most of a good gums a gingiva.
The final prosthetic can be either fixed, or removable, where they can remove the prosthetic. In each case an abutment is attached to the implant fixture. Where the prosthetic is fixed, the crown, bridge or denture is fixed to the abutment with either lag screws or dental cement. Where the prosthetic is removable, a corresponding adapter is placed in the prosthetic so that the two pieces can be secured together.
The risks and complications related to implant therapy are divided into:
In the presence of healthy tissues, a well-integrated implant with appropriate biomechanical loads can have survival rates from 93 to 98 percent and 10 to 15 year lifespans for the prosthetic teeth
Last updated: 27/12/2017
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