Avances en Odontoestomatología
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When it is intended to provide an integral treatment plan for patients with periodontal disease; it is aimed, at first, to control the illness. Nevertheless, once this objective has been overcome, it is expected and required, the prosthetic replacement of lost teeth as well as rehabilitation for remaining ones, in most of cases. Considering that the selection of the abutments for a prosthetic restoration depends on the biological capacity of their healthy reduced periodontal tissues supporting the restoration in the long term; a lot of research has been carried to establish the determining criteria for such selection. The results show that the limiting criteria for successful restorations in patients with few abutments and a reduced amount of periodontal support, is mainly related with biophysical and technical factors and with keeping healthy tissues, more than the periodontal support amount per se.
Keywords : Prosthetic restoration; reduced periodontal tissue support.