Removable dental prosthesis on implants
In this case, the implants installed in the bone are used to support a removable denture. This prosthesis has special ligatures in the acrylic to fit the implants. In other words, the dental prosthesis is removable, but using implants in this way improves the retention and stability of the dental prosthesis.
A dental implant is a device that consists of an artificial titanium root to support a single tooth or several teeth. They are placed through a surgical intervention performed on the bone and eventually, they will join with it through a process of osseointegration. A fixed dental prosthesis such as a crown or a bridge is “inserted” onto the dental implant, while some crowns can be placed immediately after implant installation, others may require a period of six months after placement of the implant.
Fixed dental prosthesis screwed on implants
A fixed dental prosthesis screwed onto implants can be an alternative option. It is a bridge with replacement teeth that is secured to implants that were surgically inserted into the bone. The bridge is fixed with screws, but can be removed if required.
Removable dentures come in two types, we will describe their differences below. Your dentist will explain which option is best for you.
Complete, upper and lower dental prosthesis
This is recommended when all the teeth in your upper or lower arch (or both) need to be replaced.
A bridge is a fixed denture to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth). It consists of an artificial tooth that joins the adjacent teeth located on each side of the artificial tooth.
Partial dental prosthesis
This is recommended when some (only one or more) teeth need to be replaced. It also helps keep your teeth aligned, preventing their movement.