Dental prosthetics keep up with the modern dental technologies. Just a few years ago most people were suffering from the discomfort associated with removable dentures or dental bridges, which required grinding healthy teeth away. Implant is the solution to these problems. Implant is the only structure that is absolutely independent from the adjacent teeth, yet it fits perfectly into the existing dentition defect.
Modern dentistry allows for a single area as well as the edentulous jaw prosthetics. Let's discuss removable dentures in combination with implants. Such exposure makes it possible to avoid numerous inconveniences associated with the use of fully removable dentures, namely: denture slipping off, getting food under the prosthetic bed and the last, but not the least, most important factor is subsidiary denture retention gel application. The alternative solution in this situation is implants, which could help to clasp and fix the denture safely. An edentulous jaw will require from 2 to 6 implants depending on the indications in the oral cavity. They will function as retainers and distribute the masticatory stress.
The process of implant prosthesis requires a skillful and experienced dentist, who has the knowledge of masticatory stress mechanisms distribution and the understanding of what a masticator is. Implant prosthesis takes longer, as it should be preceded by the proper gum formation around the implant. In order to achieve this, during the second stage of implantation a healing abutment is placed, whose task is to form the gum properly. The formation of the right gum margin may take from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the situation in the mouth. And only then will the implant prosthetic repair and the fabrication of the chosen construction begin.