Tooth Implant an Alternative to Failed Implant Supported Prosthesis in a SmokerKunwarjeet Singh1*, Nidhi Gupta2 and Nandini Singhal1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kunwarjeet Singh
Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Dental Materials and Implantology
Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 23, 2016; Accepted date: September 12, 2016; Published date: September 16, 2016
Citation: Singh K, Gupta N, Singhal N (2016) Tooth Implant an Alternative to Failed Implant Supported Prosthesis in a Smoker. Oral health case Rep 2:124. doi:10.4172/2471-8726.1000124
Copyright: © 2016 Singh K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Chronic smoking can lead to failure of Osseo integration due to decrease in local blood flow and failure of cell proliferation by by-products of smoking. This along with immediate failure of a malpositioned implant, devitalization of adjacent tooth necessitating a call for endodontic treatment or the fracture of the adjacent tooth due to malpositioned implant, fracture of the prosthesis due to incomplete seating and occlusal discrepancies have a tremendous impact on the psyche of the patient. Some of them show reluctance to functional rehabilitation with implant supported prosthesis posing a tough challenge to the restorative dentist. A good alternative in such cases would be to save some of the natural teeth and place a precision stud attachment in the canal of selected teeth, which will act like a tooth implant, providing retention and stability similar to implant supported prosthesis.