Implant-Supported Prosthesis (Removable)
Another common form of dental implant are removable prosthesis or implant supported dentures. It is relatively common in the Lower Mainland for clients to come in with pre-existing clinical issues which make it impossible to use implant-supported fixed partial dentures. The implant supported detachable partial dentures can be a treatment option that offers the multitude of advantages of implant-based treatment.
An implant-supported bridge is a dental prosthesis supported by several implants replacing three or more teeth. When many, but not all, teeth are missing a removable partial denture supported by implants can be made. This removes the metal clasps connected with partial dentures. Lots of teeth can be replaced with a minimum number of implants, thus lowering costs. The implants avoid the partial denture from moving around or coming loose. The remaining teeth are protected because the partial denture does not grip on them with wires.
If all your lower teeth are missing, five implants may be used to support a lower denture.
If all your upper teeth are missing, six or more implants may be used to support an upper denture.
The implants are positioned just below the gum tissue and given time to fuse with the bone. Temporary abutments may be placed on the implants until the healing phase is complete. Your existing denture can be modified so that it may be worn without disturbing the implants during the healing process.
You will be fitted for a custom-made bar by your trusted Apple implant experts, that attaches to the implants to support a new denture. Your existing denture may be modified to be worn during this period.
The new denture will have attachments which snap or clip it into place. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the jaw, stimulating it and halting bone loss. You will be able to remove the denture easily for cleaning.
At Apple Dental Implant Centre in Oakridge, we understand how difficult full dentures can be to wear. Implants can be used beneath detachable dentures to eliminate numerous of the problems associated with denture wear.
In the upper denture, many people grumble about having the palate of their mouth covered, hence decreasing the ability to feel and taste food. 4 implants under an upper denture hold it securely so that the size of the plate can be reduced, removing the flavour from the denture altogether.
The lower denture is more difficult to use than the upper (there is no suction to hold it in place). It constantly moves, presses on the gums, and has to be held in by the cheeks and tongue. Simply pair of implants under a lower denture enhance it a lot that it makes for a few of our happiest patients!
The improved ability to chew is one of the most significant benefits patients report in Vancouver. Considering that the dentures anchor on the implants instead of resting on the gums, they enable patients to bite much harder without any pain. Another benefit – no messy adhesives! An implant-supported partial denture offers an aesthetically-pleasing, strong tooth restoration. The implants hold the partial denture firmly in place, permitting you eat and speak correctly. It can revive your smile to a really natural-looking and healthy state.
For more information, get in touch with an Apple dental expert today. We are always here to help and educate!
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