Indebted to the revolution in medical science and technology, people are living longer, resulting in increased life expectancy but however, the prevalence of edentulous condition had a negative influence on the nature of life as denture wearing patients were unsatisfied because of the not very stable removable dental prosthesis.
Owing to the mechanical and anatomic difficulties, fixed teeth on implants in atrophic jaws posed an enormous challenge as, the maxillary sinus floor augmentation is not universally established considering its, complexity and uncertainty.
The introduction of tilted implants has transformed the field of implant dentistry as it was correlated with reckonable results. It is a viable alternative to bone augmentation and sinus lift procedure in the posterior region of atrophied jaws as, they overcome the anatomic limitations there by indicating immediate loading fixed rehabilitation and contributed, to establish higher quality standards in Implantology.
The title Tilted implants indicate to implants which are positioned at an inclination of 30° or more with regard to vertically or axially placed implants.
The justification for using inclination in the implants is to bring down the cantilever length and there by providing superior weight distribution of the prosthesis and also optimise the anterior posterior span of implants thereby improving, cortical anchorage and primary stability.
Benefits of Tilted implants
They include both prosthetic and surgical benefits:-
1) Longer implants are used which multiplies the osseo-integration surface and promotes primary stability.
2) By anchoring in more than one cortical layer, they provide additional anchorage.
3) They avoid extremities in cantilevers as they are placed distally.
4) Promote superior load distribution on the arch.
5) Help avoid bone grafts and sinus lift procedures there by resulting in decreased morbidity.
6) Reduced treatment time and cost factor.
7) Increased patient compliance.
8) Safe and convincing treatment that provides immediate fixed replacement of teeth.
So say goodbye to the ill filling removable dentures for good, missing teeth can be now restored permanently using multiple available treatment options.