What are Screwed Implant Overdentures?
With the incorporation of technological developments into dentistry, the teeth prepared on implants vary according to many different variables, from the technique of construction, the material used, the type of application to the implant-prosthesis connection.
Prostheses in which the implant-prosthesis connection of the prostheses prepared on the implant is provided with screws suitable for the prepared prosthesis are called Screwed implant prostheses.
Why do we prefer screw-retained teeth in implant prostheses?
The teeth that we adhere to the implant using an adhesive agent called cement, especially in cases where the implant remains deep due to the excessive destruction of the bone, it may not always be possible to completely remove the adhesives used from the tissues, no matter how precisely they are worked.
Unnoticed, imperceptible adhesive residues can damage the tissues around the implant. By using screw-retained prostheses, we eliminate this risk.
The ease of fixation and removal of screw-retained prostheses on the supporting implants makes it very easy to intervene in the prosthesis or the tissues around the implant.
In case of any problem that may occur in the prosthesis over time (porcelain rupture, breakage, etc.), the prostheses can be easily removed and repaired by unscrewing the screws, and if repair is not possible, they can be easily replaced.
Screwed teeth are easy to remove and install, allowing them to be removed from the mouth and cleaned underneath.
Does Using Screw Teeth Increase Cost?
Although it varies according to the system to be used, screw threads generally do not cause an extra financial burden. In some special cases, if there are spacers that can be used, your doctor will anticipate the situation and share the information about the situation that may change with you.
Are Screwed Teeth Always Applicable?
As with every treatment, screw implant applications have their limits. Since the oral structure of each individual and the treatment option to be applied will be personalized, the most accurate answer to this question will be clarified after the evaluation of the necessary imaging methods and intraoral examination by your physician.
Uzm. Dt. İlkay Gül