Dentures, All on 4 Implant Denture, & Mini Implant Denture, Bar Attached Implant Denture
A denture or a complete denture as it is often called, is an appliance that is inserted in the mouth, replaces natural teeth and provides support for the cheeks and lips.
Most dentures are made of acrylic and can be fabricated two different ways.
- A conventional denture is made after all teeth have been extracted and the tissues (gums) have healed.
- An immediate denture is fabricated and inserted immediately after the teeth are extracted and the tissues are allowed to heal under the denture.
- An upper denture has acrylic, usually flesh colored, that covers the palate (roof of the mouth).
- A lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to leave room for the tongue.
The teeth are made of plastic, porcelain or a combination thereof. Dentures can be fabricated to fit over endodonticly treated teeth and a complete denture can be attached to implants to allow for a more secure fit of the appliance.
Dentures over a normal course of time will wear and need to be replaced or relined in order to keep the jaw alignment normal. The alignment will slowly change as the bone and gum ridges recede or shrink due to the extraction of the teeth. Regular dentist examinations are still important for the denture wearer so that the oral tissues can be checked for disease or change.
All on Four Implant Denture
All on 4 Implant Denture is today’s state-of-the-art implant systems enable a minimum number of implants to support a maximum number of teeth. That means as few as four implants can be used to support a full arch (upper or lower jaw) of fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. And this remarkable life-changing event can be accomplished !
Implant-supported teeth allow normal function of the whole mouth including the nerves, muscles and jaw joints. By permanently replacing missing teeth — and lost gum tissues — implant-supported teeth restore the support of the facial structures (cheeks and lips), thereby creating a more youthful appearance as well as the ability to function normally. This includes chewing tough foods, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, laughing, kissing, speaking confidently, and smiling
Description of the procedure:
The technique involves placing two implants at the front of the arch, in the positions normally occupied by your incisors (front teeth) and two implants placed beside them – one on each side. These are placed at a 45 degree angle tilting away from the front implants. The angle helps to maximize the use of bone in this area as slightly longer implant posts can be used for the angled implants, providing greater support for the replacement teeth. These four implants can support an entire arch of twelve or fourteen teeth
Bar attached Implant Denture:
The Bar Attached Implant Denture concept was developed to provide edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using only four implants to support an immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis.
The Bar Attached Denture implants can be immediately loaded, instead of waiting months to heal. The fixed provisional denture can be completed within a day. This is one of the most exciting options we have ever had in implant dentistry because the goal of most patients who wear dentures is to be able to back to a time when they had fixed teeth.
Description of the procedure:
The Bar Attached Denture treatment concept provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and / or lower set of teeth. The procedure is best for patients with significant tooth loss or decay and for people whose bone loss in the jaw area prevents them from getting dental implants.Often, tooth loss is accompanied by loss of the jaw bone which poses the problem of reconstruction of the jaw bone. For the implementation to be successful it is necessary to transplant bone and apply it in the area where it is planned to deploy tooth or teeth. . The total rehabilitation time lasts about twelve months. The Bar Attachment Denture treatment concept, will address establishing a fully customized denture (denture) based only on four titanium implants. These implants act as “pillars” to the bridge that supports the prosthetic teeth. The invented process takes advantage of existing bone, even if scarce, avoiding having to use bone grafts. The posterior implants are substantially angled at approximately 45 degrees to avoid compromising the sinus cavity in the upper jaw and the nerve canal in the jaw.The Bar Attachment Denture treatment concept owes its name to the very nature of the method, which consists of applying a dental prosthesis with at least twelve teeth (denture) fixed in the jaw, based only on four titanium implants.
MINI IMPLANT DENTURE:
Mini dental implants are used to provide stability to patients with dentures or partial dentures. Mini implants that are used to secure dentures are single piece implants, meaning they do not have a screw hole into which other components can be attached. A small, ball-shaped portion of the implant sticks out of the gums and snaps securely into a retaining socket contained on the inside of a denture. This creates a very stable denture which does not suffer from the common problems such as movement, popping out, and application of messy adhesives. The dentures still remain on the gum tissue but the housing in which the implant connects keeps them from slipping or clicking.