With the latest advances in implant dentistry, patients are offered a variety of options to help them achieve a completely new smile. A treatment plan can be developed by working as a professional and expert team to replace missing teeth with dental implants that help support dentures, bridges or other prosthesis.
This type of treatment can give patients back the ability to chew and laugh, which was thought to be impossible until recently..
Implant Supported Prosthesis
Implant-supported prostheses are dentures that consist of upper or lower teeth attached to the implants. This option makes the denture more stable and easily removable for cleaning. Many patients prefer this option to conventional prostheses because of better chewing ability and speech without denture movement. Depending on the desired results, 2 to 6 implants can be placed. Typically, this is completed in one to two sessions. Once the implants have been integrated for 3-6 months, the prostheses are attached to the implants.
Benefits of Implant Supported Prosthetics / Prosthesis
Prosthesis has better stability
Improved aesthetics, chewing, speech and taste
Long-term treatment with minimal maintenance
Implant prostheses are for people who lose all upper and lower teeth but do not want to wear dentures. Compared to traditional dentures, these beautiful and functional teeth are sure to improve self-confidence and quality of life.
Advantages of Implant Supported Prosthesis?
In addition to allowing all missing teeth to be replaced in the dental arch, dental implants help prevent bone loss when teeth are missing. Without teeth, the jaw bone is not used, which causes it to deteriorate. Distortion of the jaw bone has aesthetic consequences for your face. The bone is protected by the use of prosthetic implants.
Such prostheses can replace both teeth as well as gum tissue. It looks and moves like your natural teeth. The prosthesis sits firmly even when you chew and speak. In addition, it does not allow the opposite natural teeth to move and slip and protects your jaw joint.
How many parts is an Implant Prosthesis comprised of?
Multiple (usually four or more) titanium implants are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone to replace the roots of missing teeth. This section connects the implants to the prosthesis.
A temporary prosthesis is made of aesthetic plastic material (acrylic resin) and screwed onto the implant.
The number of implants for the prostheses depends primarily on the jaw bone being treated. There is a significant difference in bone density between the upper and lower jaw bones. By nature, the lower jaw has a denser bone structure than the upper jaw. Therefore, fewer implants are required to ensure that the lower jaw sufficiently supports a lower fixed prosthesis.
What Does the Implant Prosthesis Process Include?
During treatment, the oral surgeon extracts all remaining teeth in the area to be treated and immediately places the implants using a surgical guide to determine the implant position..
Subsequently, the procedure is completed with a temporary prosthesis and after a healing process of 3-6 months, measurements are taken and the prepared artificial teeth are fixed onto the implants.