Citation: Controlling Excess Cement During The Process of Intra-Oral Prosthesis Cementation: Overcoming the Gingival Effects. Emil L.A. Svoboda, OralHealth Oct 2015; 52-66

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Implant treatment has greatly improved the level of care we can offer our patients. According to Misch 2015, many implant retained prosthetics are being installed by a means of intra-oral cementation. (1) The other main fixed prosthesis installation process is by “screwing the already assembled abutment-prosthesis complex”, directly onto dental implants in the mouth. (2)

According to a review by Sherif et al., 2014 (3) the longevity and failure rates resulting from the two above prosthesis insertion techniques are not significantly different. Considering that implant treat-ment is becoming ever-more popular and 2.5 million dental implants will be placed in the USA in 2015 (according to an iDataresearch.com report). Even a 5% failure rate would mean 125,000 of these implants will fail over 5 years. That is a lot of failed dental implants and many of these failed implants will also result in failed implant prosthetics. Failure is very expensive.

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