• restoration
  • It was decided to extract it and in the second phase, after 3-month-healing period, make a single-tooth implant restoration with the bone volume augmentation. (hindawi.com)
  • The goal in restoring a missing tooth is choosing the most conservative treatment that will provide you with a restoration that not only looks good but is functional and has long-term stability. (1stcosmeticdentist.com)
  • However, because this restoration mainly gets its strength from bonding only, the long-term success depends highly on how your teeth fit together, how hard your teeth come together (grinding), and if your teeth are loose or not. (1stcosmeticdentist.com)
  • A cantilevered type of restoration only uses one tooth next to the empty space to support the missing tooth. (1stcosmeticdentist.com)
  • 1) dental implant itself that's placed in the jaw bone, 2) abutment that screws into the implant and holds the crown, 3) crown or restoration that attaches to the abutment. (sharecare.com)
  • The optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen where the accredited dentist or trained staff virtually design the restoration. (wikipedia.org)
  • The last step is when the newly created restoration is bonded to the surface of the old tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • A dental restoration or dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma as well as to the replacement of such structure supported by dental implants. (wikipedia.org)
  • If permanent restoration cannot be carried out immediately after tooth preparation, temporary restoration may be performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • In preparing a tooth for a restoration, a number of considerations will determine the type and extent of the preparation. (wikipedia.org)
  • When preparing the tooth to receive a restoration, unsupported enamel is removed to allow for a more predictable restoration. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Usually a dental technician fabricates the indirect restoration from records the dentist has provided. (wikipedia.org)
  • The finished restoration is usually bonded permanently with a dental cement. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the indirect restoration is being prepared, a provisory/temporary restoration is sometimes used to cover the prepared tooth to help maintain the surrounding dental tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • An all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. (wikipedia.org)
  • A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although there may very well be enough tooth structure remaining after root canal therapy is provided for a particular tooth to restore the tooth with an intracoronal restoration, this is not suggested in most teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the patient's occlusion does not permit for a mildly-retentive restoration, or if there is too much decay or a fracture within the tooth structure, a porcelain or composite veneer may not be placed with any adequate guarantee for its durability. (wikipedia.org)
  • abutment
  • In each case an abutment is attached to the implant fixture. (wikipedia.org)
  • For individual tooth replacement, an implant abutment is first secured to the implant with an abutment screw. (wikipedia.org)
  • A crown (the dental prosthesis) is then connected to the abutment with dental cement, a small screw, or fused with the abutment as one piece during fabrication. (wikipedia.org)
  • To enable this, the abutment is shaped as a small connector (a button, ball, bar or magnet) which can be connected to analogous adapters in the underside of the dental prosthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company specializes in short dental implants that use a locking taper or cold welding connection to secure the abutment to the implant. (wikipedia.org)
  • Third, and perhaps most importantly, the Titanodont implant had a locking taper abutment connection, which allowed 360° of abutment positioning, along with a bacterial seal. (wikipedia.org)
  • In other words, the abutment teeth-including portions which are otherwise perfectly healthy-are "reduced" in size using a high-speed rotary tool to accommodate the material to be used to restore the size and shape of the original teeth in a correct alignment and contact with the opposing teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • The amount and type of reduction done to the abutment teeth varies slightly with the different materials used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fixed Bridge: A dental prosthesis that is definitively attached to natural teeth and replaces missing teeth Abutment: The tooth that supports and retains a dental prosthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The survival rate of bridgework can be affected by the span of bridge needed, the proposed position of the bridge, and the size, shape, number and condition of planned abutment teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Multiple factors influence the selection of appropriate abutment teeth. (wikipedia.org)
  • These include size of potential abutment tooth, with larger teeth having an increased surface area preferable for retention, using teeth with a stable periodontal status, favourable tooth angulation, favourable tooth position and an adequate crown-root ratio. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previously Ante's law, which states that the roots of abutment teeth must have a combined periodontal surface area in three dimensions that is more than that of the missing root structures of the teeth replaced with a bridge, was used in bridgework design. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abutment tooth quality inadequate for example may have a reduced surface area, reduced enamel or be heavily restored. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the abutment teeth onto which the RPD is supposed to clasp do not possess the proper dimensions or features required, these aspects can be built into what is known as a surveyed crown. (wikipedia.org)
  • decay
  • The process of preparation usually involves cutting the tooth with a rotary dental handpiece and dental burrs to make space for the planned restorative materials and to remove any dental decay or portions of the tooth that are structurally unsound. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of decay, cracking, etc.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, a pulpectomy (removal of the pulp tissue) is advisable to prevent such infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • prosthetics
  • Common uses of dental implants The primary use of dental implants is to support dental prosthetics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Facial prosthetics, used to correct facial deformities (e.g. from cancer treatment or injuries) can utilise connections to implants placed in the facial bones. (wikipedia.org)
  • The style of implant offered by Bicon can trace its provenance to the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, where in 1968 the US Army Medical Research and Development Command Dental Research Division funded a project aimed at developing prosthetics to address the influx of craniofacial injuries sustained by personnel in the escalating Vietnam conflict. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • Success or failure of implants depends on the health of the person receiving the treatment, drugs which affect the chances of osseointegration, and the health of the tissues in the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike screw-form implants, the locking taper connection design prevents the infiltration of bacteria into the implant crypt and surrounding tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • The endodontist makes an opening through the enamel and dentin tissues of the tooth, usually using a dental drill fitted with a dental burr. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • Long-term studies show a 16- to 20-year success (implants surviving without complications or revisions) between 52% and 76%, with complications occurring up to 48% of the time. (wikipedia.org)
  • edentulous
  • However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: continuous bone resorbtion in the edentulous area, and sacrificing healthy teeth on behalf of the bridge. (danphiltondds.com)
  • restorative
  • Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. (gregoryoralsurgery.com)
  • A root canal filling, for example, is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides. (wikipedia.org)
  • Restoring a tooth to good form and function requires two steps: (1) preparing the tooth for placement of restorative material or materials, and (2) placement of these materials. (wikipedia.org)
  • The prepared tooth, ready for placement of restorative materials, is generally called a tooth preparation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intracoronal preparations are those which serve to hold restorative material within the confines of the structure of the crown of a tooth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Extracoronal preparations provide a core or base upon which restorative material will be placed to bring the tooth back into a functional and aesthetic structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Replacement of missing teeth with fixed bridgework may not always be indicated and both patient factors alongside restorative factors should be considered before deciding if providing fixed bridgework is appropriate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore
  • Furthermore, the implant designed by Driskell possessed a sloping shoulder that, in later years, would be shown to play a role in the maintenance of crestal bone height and a natural looking interdental papillae. (wikipedia.org)