Wearing dentures often makes people appear older than they actually are. The success of conventional solutions depends largely on the amount of residual bone and soft tissue. Dentures by themselves do not function like natural teeth.
There’s good news, though! Modern dentistry has solutions to suit your needs. Dr. Dean offers implant denture solutions that make it possible to eat, talk, and laugh in an uninhibited way.
There are two types of implant retained dentures
1) Removable Over Dentures
Removable overdentures are traditional dentures that are anchored in the mouth by fitting directly over conventional implants or over a bar connected to conventional implants. They’re called overdentures because they fit over dental implants.
These dentures are removable and have to be taken out after meals and at night and morning for cleaning. You treat these dentures like regular dentures.
Removable tooth replacement on implants: A removable prosthetic secured on two or more implants using anchors, which retain the appliance in a very secure way. Largely functions and appears like natural teeth.
Removable denture using a bar: The bar serves as a supporting element for a removable prosthesis and is supported by two or more implants. The appliance attaches to the bar to provide secure retention.
2) Non-Removable Fixed Dentures
Non-Removable Fixed Dentures are another option. These dentures are also called hybrid dentures or fixed detachable dentures. The dentures can be made of regular strength.
A fixed denture stays in the mouth all the time. You treat them like natural teeth. Brush and floss them daily. These types of implant-retained dentures are anchored by five or more dental implants per jaw.
The Non-Removable Fixed Denture replacement teeth are classified as permanent (non-removable) though the dentist can take them out if necessary. A fixed detachable gives the patient the best function next to natural teeth.
Fixed implant-supported bridge: consists of four or more implants. The prosthesis is fixed firmly to the dental implants and the gum remains free.
All-on-4 Implants in Plano
The All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept was developed to provide edentulous patients with an efficient and effective restoration using only four implants to support immediately loaded full-arch prosthesis. With fewer implants needed, cost and time are reduced. The special implants used anchored at an angle offer improved support and stability.
There are several parts of the All-on-4 dental implant process. For eligible candidates, the surgery can be conducted in one day, but the procedure can be done in as few as two appointments.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants in Plano, TX
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants Process
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Types of Dental Implants
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- Single Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
- Emergency Dental Implants
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation with Dr. Dean
If you want to find out if implant-secured dentures are right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dean today.