Advanced dental treatments all over the world led to new advanced solutions for dental problems, one such is Implant. An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure.
In cases a like,
A person’s teeth missing on one side of the jaw, will lead to a habit of eating the other side of the jaw, which leads to tooth weakening on the other side as well. Further it may lead to changes in their food habits, like chewing soft food etc. Which further leads to lack of nutrients in the person’s body. And by this finally heath is compromised.
Let’s see the difference in Implants & Fixed partial dentures.
Implant vs Fixed partial dentures (FPD)
- Implant is the best option when compared to fixed prosthesis (FPD). Studies have shown that 3 unit FPD for a certain period, proves cavities on the crown margin next to Pontic.
- Radiographically, FPD would lead to Bone loss of the Pontic region, where as implant helps in bone formation of missing teeth.
- FPD would lead to Crown preparation of adjacent sound teeth, where Implant doesn’t have such issues.
So its best option is to have Implants instead of FPD.
Why to have Implants only?
Facial esthetics would also matter in case of Implants. Means if a person loses his/her teeth at early age, bone around that loosen teeth would reduce & compress. And with this you can see wrinkles on facial muscles after some amount of time.
Studies showed that 25% of bone width is reduced during the first year after tooth loss and 4mm reduced in height in the first year.
Implant helps in bone formation and growth around the region of Implant.
Single tooth implants have a high success rate of 97% (would be effective for 10 years)
Mostly, younger people are having implants all over the world.
Implant is an advanced technique for all aged people who want a fixed solution of a missing tooth.