what is implant prosthesis ?
Prosthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on dental prostheses. Such prostheses are used to rehabilitate mastication (chewing), improve aesthetics, and aid speech. A dental prosthesis may be held in place by connecting to teeth or dental implants, by suction, or by being held passively by surrounding muscles.
Esthetic replacement of front missing teeth
Replacing a single anterior tooth with implants or a fixed partial denture can be difficult, but it results in a fairly predictable esthetic outcome. Even if significant bone and soft tissue were lost with the tooth, in the hands of a skilled team of dentists the result is generally acceptable. The loss of multiple missing anterior teeth, especially if they are adjacent to each other, is a much more difficult esthetic challenge. This difference has to do with the biology of the periodontium and the response of the bone and soft tissues when one tooth is lost as opposed to multiple teeth. The understanding of these differences has progressed dramatically over the last two decades thanks to the research that has been done on the soft tissue and osseous response surrounding tooth removal and the placement of anterior implants.
A fixed implant prosthesis is completely anchored and supported by dental implants. There are different terms used to describe a fixed implant prosthesis, such as fixed complete denture, fixed detachable prosthesis, the hybrid prosthesis, or the All-on-4 prosthesis.
Full mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Types of DENTAL Implants
Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly used type of implant. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.