An implant-supported denture is one of the types of overdenture that is supported by and attached to the implants. An implant-supported denture is used when a person does not have any teeth in the jaw but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the dental implants.
- The dental implants, which resemble tiny screws made of titanium, are surgically placed into the gums and jawbone through a small incision.
- Once the gums have healed, a snap-type metal frame is attached to the titanium implant.
- The custom-made dentures are secured into the hardware that is attached to the implant.
- When the gums have completely healed your dentist can take impressions of your teeth using digital technology or dental putty.
- Before the final dentures are crafted, a wax model of the denture is made to check the fit and appearance of the dentures. This allows for some modifications to the design.
- Finally, a dental lab technician or prosthodontist will create the prosthetic out of durable and natural-looking dental materials.
- After your final dentures are made and attached to the dental implants, the fit or look of dentures may be adjusted.
- It provides good stability and improves speech and confidence.
- Decreases irritation in the gum tissue.
- Restores proper chewing by improving digestion and nutritional absorption.
- Eliminates the requirement for denture adhesives and their accompanying costs.
- Inserted in a minimally-invasive surgical procedure with less pain and low risk of infection.
- Creates maximum biting force than traditional dentures broadening your diet selections.
Removable partial/complete dentures have many disadvantages such as loose fit, discomfort while eating, food lodgement under the dentures, poor quality of chewing, and poor aesthetics and phonetics. It can result in a poor quality of life and low self-confidence due to the above reasons. These problems can be solved with the help of implant-supported dentures.