Special Issue "Prosthesis and Prosthetic Materials"

A special issue of Prosthesis (ISSN 2673-1592).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).

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Dr. Dorina Lauritano
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Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milan-Bicocca, 20126 Milan, Italy
Interests: oral pathology; pediatric dentistry; orthodontics; periodontology
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Dear Colleagues, 

“Prosthesis and prosthetic materials”, a special issue of “Prosthesis”, aims to cover all the latest outstanding developments in prosthetic dentistry. This special issue will describe recent research and developments in the field of prosthetic dentistry. “Prosthesis and prosthetic materials” has the porpoise to describe interdisciplinary fields that combines the principles of medical and material sciences, towards the development of therapeutic strategies in prosthetic dentistry. The aim of this issue is to yield the development of new treatment opportunities in prosthesis. The objective of this special issue is to present some research underlying new diagnostic and therapeutic methods useful in prosthetic dentistry and, in the current scenario, challenges and perspectives in dentistry. The growth of pharmaceutics and biomaterials as a research field has provided a novel set of therapeutic strategies for dental applications. The knowledge that has arisen from studies in the dental area may translate into new methods for caring or improving the alternatives used to treat patients in daily clinics. So we hope that the special issue “Prosthesis and prosthetic materials” will be useful both for researchers and dentists to have a global view of the most recent advances in dentistry.

Prof. Dr. Dorina Lauritano
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Prosthesis is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • prothesis
  • prothesis failure
  • implant dentistry
  • dental materials
  • oral rehabilitation
  • implant supported dental prosthesis

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Occlusal Load Considerations in Implant-Supported Fixed Restorations
Prosthesis 2020, 2(4), 252-265; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/prosthesis2040023 - 01 Oct 2020
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The advent of new technologies in the field of medicine and dentistry is creating improvements that lead clinicians to have materials and procedures able to improve patients’ quality of life. The aim of this article is to evaluate occlusion load and its consequences [...] Read more.
The advent of new technologies in the field of medicine and dentistry is creating improvements that lead clinicians to have materials and procedures able to improve patients’ quality of life. The aim of this article is to evaluate occlusion load and its consequences on fixed implant-supported prosthesis. New materials have granted clinicians the possibility achieve great aesthetic results in dental prosthesis, and new procedures allow them to standardize and give precise and repeatable results, especially for the functional and long-term stability aspects of products. Some principles should be carefully evaluated and applied to every dental prosthesis; the evaluation of the forces and fitting of meso-structures to dental implants, an aspect that is often not well considered by clinicians, is the main focus of this article. Full article
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Titanium Alloys for Dental Implants: A Review
Prosthesis 2020, 2(2), 100-116; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/prosthesis2020011 - 15 Jun 2020
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The topic of titanium alloys for dental implants has been reviewed. The basis of the review was a search using PubMed, with the large number of references identified being reduced to a manageable number by concentrating on more recent articles and reports of [...] Read more.
The topic of titanium alloys for dental implants has been reviewed. The basis of the review was a search using PubMed, with the large number of references identified being reduced to a manageable number by concentrating on more recent articles and reports of biocompatibility and of implant durability. Implants made mainly from titanium have been used for the fabrication of dental implants since around 1981. The main alloys are so-called commercially pure titanium (cpTi) and Ti-6Al-4V, both of which give clinical success rates of up to 99% at 10 years. Both alloys are biocompatible in contact with bone and the gingival tissues, and are capable of undergoing osseointegration. Investigations of novel titanium alloys developed for orthopaedics show that they offer few advantages as dental implants. The main findings of this review are that the alloys cpTi and Ti-6Al-4V are highly satisfactory materials, and that there is little scope for improvement as far as dentistry is concerned. The conclusion is that these materials will continue to be used for dental implants well into the foreseeable future. Full article
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Proposal for a Clinical Approach to Geriatric Patients with Anchor Need on Implant for Removable Denture: New Technique
Prosthesis 2020, 2(3), 185-195; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/prosthesis2030016 - 03 Aug 2020
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A method is proposed using a silicone tube to allow the restoration of incongruous prostheses due to the retention of removable prostheses anchored to implants by ball-attachment, also in medical facilities Health Care Residence (RSA) where the equipment characteristic of dental clinics is [...] Read more.
A method is proposed using a silicone tube to allow the restoration of incongruous prostheses due to the retention of removable prostheses anchored to implants by ball-attachment, also in medical facilities Health Care Residence (RSA) where the equipment characteristic of dental clinics is lacking. One hundred and thirty-seven patients belonging to the Health Care Residence of the Monza and Brianza area were analyzed. Of these, 13 required retention replacement for ball attachment of total lower prostheses to implant anchorage. The new retention procedure was carried out with the patients bedridden according to the methodology of the present work. All 13 patients were perfectly rehabilitated in the Health Care Residence offices without discomfort and pain. The method presented is easily repeatable, risk-free and can also be carried out in structures not dedicated to dentistry, saving economic resources and inconveniences for patients who are not cooperative. Full article
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Implant-Supported Prosthesis for Edentulous Patient Rehabilitation. From Temporary Prosthesis to Definitive with a New Protocol: A Single Case Report
Prosthesis 2020, 2(1), 10-24; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/prosthesis2010002 - 10 Feb 2020
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This case study concerns a patient who had lost all of his teeth, needing a rehabilitation with total prosthesis, who went to the dentist looking for help to overcome psycho-physical trauma and to overcome functional and social problems related to being a prosthesis [...] Read more.
This case study concerns a patient who had lost all of his teeth, needing a rehabilitation with total prosthesis, who went to the dentist looking for help to overcome psycho-physical trauma and to overcome functional and social problems related to being a prosthesis wearer. Tooth loss occurs most in old age, even if it is not a direct consequence of aging. The rehabilitation of oral functions allows the patient to speak, chew, smile and feel confident in his own aesthetics and therefore improve, even a lot, his well-being in social relations. It is very important in oral rehabilitations to evaluate their type and therapeutic timing. This study stems from the idealization of a new protocol to simplify the supported oral rehabilitations. In this manuscript, a patient was considered and shown according to a complete photographical documentation all the phases. Rehabilitation included the use of Osstem (Osstem, Seoul, Korea) and equator type abutments (Rhein83, Bologna, Italy). This manuscript claims to represent the first of a whole series of cases demonstrating the utility of this protocol. Full article
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