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Implan dental sebagai perawatan alternatif untukrehabilitasi kehilangansebuah gigi Dental implant as an alternative treatment for single tooth loss rehabilitation

Vincentius Harsono , Harly Prabowo

Vincentius Harsono
Dokter gigi Surabaya, Indonesia. Email: vharsono@gmail.com

Harly Prabowo
Bagian Prostodonsia Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia
Online First: October 30, 2012 | Cite this Article
Harsono, V., Prabowo, H. 2012. Implan dental sebagai perawatan alternatif untukrehabilitasi kehilangansebuah gigi Dental implant as an alternative treatment for single tooth loss rehabilitation. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 11(3): 170-173.


Although only one, tooth loss, can cause a wide range of problems. They are difficulty of chewing, shifting teeth, and
aesthetics problems. There are two categories of dentures, namely removable and fixed dentures. Lately, the paradigm
of tooth loss rehabilitation has changed. Removable denture has been used in a long period, but this alternative
treatment has several disadvantages. Fixed denture is preferred especially for a single tooth loss because of the
comfort and resemblance to natural teeth. Currently, implant supported fixed denture is an option in replacing the
fixed denture. Its advantages are no teeth reduction needed and ultimate emerging profile. In these three cases,
reported comfort of using dental implants, especially in the case of single tooth loss. At control stage, the function of
mastication and aesthetic factors was also uncomplaint.

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