In order to support a dental prosthesis then a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull is used and is referred to as a dental implant. Intraoral defects such as missing soft or hard structures of the jaw and palate are restored by using a dental prosthesis. The inside of the mouth is referred to as an intraoral in which restoration occurs. Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on dental prostheses.
Aiding of speech, improve aesthetics and rehabilitating mastication these are the functions of dental prostheses. Holding of one place by connecting to teeth or dental implants by suction or being passively held by surrounding muscles is how the dental prostheses are positioned. The variations of dental prostheses is a lot and they can be permanently or temporarily fixed.
Use of dental adhesives or screws to attach to the teeth or dental implants is done by dental prostheses that are permanently fixed. Aside from fixing and placing dental prostheses they can be removed by using friction against parallel hard surfaces that undercuts the adjacent teeth or dental implants, suction using the mucous retention and also by exploiting the surrounding muscles and anatomical contours of the jaw to passively hold it in place.
Orthodontic anchors are dental braces which are used to straighten teeth and help position them with regard to a person’s bite while aiming to improve their dental health. Other flws of the teeth and the jaw are corrected by braces not leaving out correcting of under bites, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth and malocclusions in order to result to improvement of an individual’s dental health.
Aside from assisting in shaping the teeth and jaws the combination of other orthodontic appliances are used to help widen the palate or jaws and they can be found as cosmetic or structural braces. A biological process that is used as a basis of modern dental implants is osseo- integration. Titanium is the material that is used to form an intimate bond to bone. Osseointegration is the direct structural and functional connection between living bone and the surface of a load- bearing artificial implant. Knee and joint replacement, eye-borg perceive color through sound waves, bone anchored hearing conduction amplification, retention of the craniofacial prostheses, dental implants and bone anchored limb prostheses these are some of the areas in which osseointegration has been applied.
When osseointegration is carried out an amount-able period of time is required for healing before either the dental prosthetic is attached to the implant or an abutment is placed which holds the dental prosthetic. An implants position is determined by the position and angle of adjacent teeth through lab simulations or using computer tomography with CAD/CAM simulations and surgical guides called stents.