Step by step - Removable option
If you have lost all of your teeth in one or both jaws and require a removable prosthesis that remains
in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis, the overdenture connected to two or
more implants is the answer when the prerequisites are met.
An overdenture involves placing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to
attach the prosthesis.
For the overdenture, either ball abutments or a small
bar between the abutments are used.
The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.
The overdenture is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever
you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.
Implant Retained Dentures
A more cost effective option if someone is in the unfortunate position of having lost all their teeth is to have the lower denture attached to 2 implants to help retain it. It is often the case that as the bone is lost the lower denture can be much harder to retain steady and stable and by attaching it to two implants much improved function can result.
Rita had worn partial dentures for a long time and had managed to cope with them whilst they could be attached round her remaining teeth. As she was forced to make the transition to full dentures she struggled to keep them in place even using lots of fixative. The lowers were especially loose and by placing two implants for the denture to click into on the lower jaw we were able to improve chewing and biting dramatically and she no longer needs a fixative for the lower teeth.