Implantation [from lat. in (im) – in, inside and plantatio – planting, transplantation], in dentistry – the latest, to date, method of replacing lost teeth with artificial ones.
Of course, nothing can replace a healthy tooth, but if an accident or a dental disease caused tooth loss, it would be nice to know that there are ways to restore your smile.
The main advantage of implants is that they are motionless in the jaw. For this reason, they create a perfect fit for artificial teeth.
Crowns do not move, do not slip in the oral cavity. This is very important if you are talking, laughing, eating or taking pictures, smiling charmingly.
What happens after tooth loss? After tooth extraction, the bone that previously held this root does not receive a functional load, which means that it does not receive adequate nutrition due to the lack of a tooth root, therefore, it begins to dissolve. Implants, in addition to aesthetically mimicking healthy teeth, provide the jaw bones with the ability to function, and therefore not to undergo resorption, thus preserving the proportions of the face.
Indications for dental implants are established on the basis of anamnesis and examination, as well as assessment of the patient’s psychoemotional state
IMPLANTATION INDICATIONS ARE:
- single defects of the dentition (without preparation of healthy adjacent teeth);
- included defects of the dentition (without preparation limiting the defect of the teeth);
- end defects of the dentition (allows for permanent prosthetics);
- complete absence of teeth (allows for permanent prosthetics or more reliable fixation of complete removable dentures).
Before implanting teeth, it is necessary to obtain a panoramic picture of the jaws using plastic or wax patterns with regt-contrasting pins or balls of standard size fixed in them. Such features are associated with the need to measure the distance from the top of the alveolar ridge to the mandibular canal, maxillary sinus and other anatomical formations.
In some cases, it is necessary:
- targeted intraoral images;
- measuring the thickness of the mucous membrane at the surgical site and determining the width of the alveolar part of the jaw;
- biopotential measurement of oral tissues, especially when prosthetics and implantation using dissimilar metals.
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