Longterm Success with Implants #4 - The proper recall: What happens without recall? What has to be done to keep everything stable?
Quintessencial Tuesday with Dr. Chris
Missing teeth are replaced primarily for functional (chewing, talking, laughing), aesthetic (appearance) or health (crushing food for good digestion) reasons. The choice of a dental prosthesis depends mainly on the number and position of the missing teeth in the mouth and the condition of the neighbouring teeth.
To replace missing teeth, there is the possibility of a removable partial or total prosthesis, a fixed bridge on existing natural teeth or implant therapy.
The use of an implant offers significant advantages over conventional restorations. Instead of grinding neighboring teeth for a bridge, the implant is inserted at the position of the tooth gap. Thanks to its firm anchorage, the implant can be used like a natural tooth.