Having dentures or toothless jaws has many flaws, restoration on dental implants can provide the benefits needed without harming the adjutant teeth and with high predictability solution.
Dental implant is like an artificial tooth made of titanium which replaces missing teeth. The dentist inserts the implant into the jaw bone, when the type of implant is chosen by your dental surgeon by parameters of bone quality, available space and the site of implantation.
Today, most of the implants are made of titanium. Titanium is a bio-compatible material, that is a material accepted by the body. The titanium material not only accepted but also integrates with the body and directly connects to the bone – the process called Osseointegration.
Like in natural teeth, a proper maintenance and good oral health will ensure the long lasting of the implant.
Cemented restoration Vs Screw retained restorations
When choosing the right restoration for your mouth, there are mainly two options to choose from – cemented restoration or screw retained restoration.
1. Cement Restoration
The main difference between the two is that Cemented restoration is “glued” to your implants while the screw retained is “screwed” to the implants.
There are pros and cons for each of the systems, and most of the cases can be made with both of those options.
If choosing the cemented restoration, the major disadvantage of that type of restoration is the residues of the glue that can be left after gluing the crowns to the implants. These residues can cause chronic inflammation and, in some cases, even bone loss around the implant.
The main advantage of the cemented restoration is that for frontal implants the esthetics in some cases is better when using the cemented restoration.
2. Screw Retained System
The screw retained restoration lacks that glue and hence is more preferable for the health of the gingiva and the implant.
Not only are the screw retained restorations preferable from implant and gingiva health point of view, it also simpler to remove from the mouth as it screwed and not glued. It makes it easier to fix if something broke and to maintain every once in while at the doctor’s office.
Having all of those advantages comes with a price, those type of restorations are more complicated to make and require high end production machines.
When a crown or bridge on frontal teeth is planned, there are cases when cemented restoration is inevitable due to esthetic reasons, and on the other hand when an all-on-4 is planned the screw retained restoration is preferred due to the ability of easy recovery of the restoration. All of these considerations are made by the doctor and the patient in order to receive the best possible restoration.
We at XGate offer both solutions for screw retained restoration as well as for cemented restorations.
For cemented restoration we offer a wide verity of abutments (the base on which the crown will be made) to offer the best possible esthetic result.
And for screw retained restoration XGate offers the AccuraC line of products.
3. The Accura-C Restoration System
With the Accura-C Restoration system, the crown is suitable the first time, and the patient does not need burdensome visits for fitting and corrections. The Accura-C Restoration is system is not only a variety of parts for screw retained restorations but also a digital technology that offers your doctor the best result with minimum visits.
When the doctor uses the Accura-C system he can digitally plan, adjust and modify the final restoration with all of the variety of our product, without the need to re-scan or re-take impressions of your mouth, which decreases number of visit and makes them more comfortable for you.