Dental implants and single implant-supported restorations

Abstract

Replacing missing teeth using dental implants is a good treatment option with a high degree of success. As the dental implantology field develops and the number of implants placed worldwide increases, several terms and techniques have been formulated. Therefore, a basic knowledge of dental implants is necessary for every dental student and dentist. The current article sheds light on how the dental implant integrates with its surrounding bone and what factors can affect this integration. The relationship between the implant and its surrounding soft tissue, different types of the dental implants, and the restorative components and procedures, are all reviewed.

Journal of the Irish Dental Association 2013; 59 (1): 32-43

Abdulhadi Warreth BDS MDS PhD
Clinical Supervisor, Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology,
Dublin Dental University Hospital

Emma McAleese
Fifth-year undergraduate dental science,
Dublin Dental University Hospital

Peter McDonnell
Fifth-year undergraduate dental science,
Dublin Dental University Hospital

Roumaissa Slami
Third-year dental technology,
Dublin Dental University Hospital

Suna Marie Guray
Fourth-year undergraduate dental science,
Dublin Dental University Hospital

Address for correspondence:
Dr Abdulhadi Warreth,
Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology,
Dublin Dental University Hospital,
Lincoln Place,
Dublin 2,
E: warrethab@dental.tcd.ie