Complete dentures

Complete dentures

Complete dentures

An implant-supported complete denture, also known as an implant-retained denture or full arch dental implant prosthesis, is a dental restoration that replaces a full arch of missing teeth. Unlike traditional removable dentures, which rely on suction, adhesive, or the natural contours of the mouth for stability, implant-supported complete dentures are anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone.

Here’s how the process of getting an implant-supported complete denture typically works:

Evaluation and Planning

The first step involves a comprehensive evaluation by a dentist or oral surgeon. They will assess your oral health, bone quality, and overall suitability for dental implants. They may also use advanced imaging techniques like CT scans to plan the placement of implants.

Implant Placement

Dental implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. The number of implants required depends on various factors, including the quality and quantity of available bone. Usually, four to six implants are used for a complete arch of teeth.

Healing Period

After implant placement, there is a healing period known as osseointegration, which can take several months. During this time, the bone fuses with the implants, providing a stable foundation for the denture.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, abutments (small connector pieces) are attached to the implants. These abutments serve as anchor points for the denture.

Denture Fabrication

A custom denture is fabricated to fit precisely over the implant abutments. This denture can be removable or fixed (screwed in place), depending on the design chosen.

Denture Attachment

The custom denture is attached to the abutments. If it is removable, it can be easily snapped into place. If it is fixed, it is secured to the abutments using screws.
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