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What Are Prosthetic Additives?

The prosthetic attachments are of great importance in case of a fixed dental prosthesis. These are very high precision devices that allow the union of the prosthesis with the base of the pillars of the dental pieces. In other words, prosthetic attachments are responsible for fixing and stabilizing the dental prosthesis, without them the treatment cannot be performed. 

Prosthetic fittings must be made of durable material and very resistant to the passage of time, as well as the dental prosthesis. They must also be unalterable in contact with food or drinks, as well as be resistant to shocks. 

The elaboration of prosthetic attachments with the appropriate characteristics may lead to an increase in the price of dental implants, but it is certainly a cost that is worth covering, if you want to have a beautiful and healthy smile for much longer. 

The prosthetic attachments are of great importance in case of a fixed dental prosthesis. These are very high precision devices that allow the union of the prosthesis with the base of the pillars of the dental pieces. In other words, prosthetic attachments are responsible for fixing and stabilizing the dental prosthesis, without them the treatment cannot be performed. 

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Prosthetic fittings must be made of durable material and very resistant to the passage of time, as well as the dental prosthesis. They must also be unalterable in contact with food or drinks, as well as be resistant to shocks. 

The elaboration of prosthetic attachments with the appropriate characteristics may lead to an increase in the price of dental implants, but it is certainly a cost that is worth covering, if you want to have a beautiful and healthy smile for much longer. 

Types of Attachments and Uses in Implantology

Not all prosthetic attachments are the same, nor are they used in the same cases, depending on their function. The closing screw or the cap are made of pure titanium, they are used in the first part of the surgery. The purpose of this device is to be placed on the superficial part of the implant, so that no type of residue enters the implant. It is located in the pillar joint area. 

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These pillars are classified into various types, among which we can highlight: 

  • Healing abutments, definitive prosthetic abutments (can be cemented or screwed) and provisional abutments. 
  • Healing abutments, which are structures made of titanium that are placed screwed to the implants and the purpose is to produce a trans-mucosal extension. 
  • It is a temporary device, required for the healing of the gum around the implant. They are placed in phase two of the surgery, already when the implant is osteointegrated. 

The prosthetic pillars are made of metal or ceramic together with a pillar screw. 

The function is the communication of the fixation platform with the oral cavity in order to receive the prosthesis. It can be cemented or screwed. Provisional abutments, can be placed at the level of the abutment or at the implant level. They are easy to place and they are placed covering the screw, by the entrance part. 

The transfer cap can be square with a self-tapping screw or conical screw. They can be made of stainless steel or plastic and are fixed to the printing element. The idea is to transfer the position of the implant to perform the work with the model. 

In the case of the analog, which is possible that it is of the abutment or of the implant, it is an element with the purpose of replicating the implant so that the laboratory can make an easy manipulation and carry out the elaboration of prostheses. The analog is made of plaster. 

 

Prosthetic screw

In the case of the prosthetic screw, the purpose is to screw in the rehabilitation with the abutments, in addition to performing the implant union with the abutment. 

It is important that the prosthetic attachments meet the characteristics indicated above, so that the function of both chewing and aesthetics is carried out. Ideally, it lasts a long period of time, while the correct hygienic measures of the oral cavity are practiced. 

 Keep in mind that prosthetic implant attachments will be exposed to a high level of pressure, which is exerted without the person noticing in the chewing process. Therefore, in addition to being resistant, they must be slightly elastic to prevent them from breaking. 

When we talk about prosthetic attachments, we talk about improving the quality of the patient’s teeth. This is a thorough service that only great professionals can try and we work with the best. 

If you have any additional questions about dental implants please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Samir Patel, our periodontist in Fort Mill, SC, by calling today!​

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