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Dental Implants and Their Significance to the Brass Player: Part II

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Chesky, K.
Journal Title: ITG Journal
Date Published: Oct-05
Language: English
Category: Orofacial Disorders
Key Words: teeth brass trumpet implant musician
Full Citation: Chesky, Kris. Dental Implants and Their Significance to the Brass Player: Part II. ITG Journal 30, no. 1 (October 2005): 49-50.
Full Abstract: The most effective and long-lasting dental implants used today, especially for brass players, are conical or screw-type titanium surgically placed in the jaw bone. Research shows that the bone tissues adhere to the titanium, unlike stainless steel or porcelain. The only category of implants recommended for brass players are endosseus osseointegrated titanium implants. These are the only implants which bond to the jawbone, adding increased stability needed to compensate for mouthpiece pressure. Even so, not all patients are good candidates for this procedure. The procedure itself is done under local anesthesia and the implant takes three to six months to osseointegrate before a connecting piece is placed into the implant for final restoration. Implants of this design will last a lifetime if well cared for.