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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 146-149

Ligaplants, the next-generation prosthodontic implants: A comprehensive review

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Himachal Dental College, Sundar Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Practising Dentist, Himachal Dental College, Sundar Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Natasha Bathla
Department of Prosthodontics, Himachal Dental College, Sundar Nagar, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_140_20

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The fields of tissue engineering and regenerative dentistry have undergone significant advancements, yet its application to the field of implant dentistry is lacking. The advent of periodontal tissue engineering has not only revolutionized field of periodontology but also prosthodontics implant dentistry. Currently, the development of a periodontal ligament (PDL) attachment around the dental implants has now become an important new therapeutic tool to replace the lost teeth. The PDL houses various vital cells that are important in the dynamic relationship between the tooth and bone. Thus, ligaplants are now an available option to improve the biological performance and to prolong the life of the dental prosthesis. The present article reveals the clinical benefits of such new generation periodontio-integrated implants and reviews the relevant scientific proofs.

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