Full dentures or false teeth can help replace a full missing teeth arch, however having a good well-fitting full dentures may be difficult to adjust to or even make. Ill-fitting dentuers can cause issues including:
- irritated gum and mouth : if dentures do not fit well, this can cause sore spots and painful inflammation; mouth infections and yeast can settle on dentures
- moving dentures: as gum and bones are no longer exercised or simulated by teeth, jaw bone can start to shrink causing your dentures to loosen
- lack of retention : adhesive creams normally only provide temporary relief
- poor chewing function : wearing full dentures may not enable you to bite properly and eat what you like
- lack of confidence smiling and speaking : as dentures may slip and slide affect speech and you simply giving a smile
Type of Implant Dentures
Placement of dental implant posts with full overdentures snapped over the posts provides for retention and anchorage. Denture implants locks full dentures securing in place and enables a better fit.
The number of implants recommended by your implant dentists will vary if it is upper or lower jaw and your bone condition.
Benefits of Implant Dentures
Conventional Dentures vs. Implant Supported Dentures
- Rub against the gums and rest on top of the bone. It can often create sore spots.
- Nothing to hold dentures in place therefore difficult to chew and can possible slip and slide.
- Over the long-run, bone shrinks and bone loss occurs because there are no teeth above bone. This causes shape of your mouth and jaw to change
- Full dentures require regularly adjustments to fit to the shape of your mouth. The lining of the denture sometimes has to be changed to address the sore spots.
- Denture does not rest on gums but is fixed on implants giving added strength. They do not create sore spots from rubbing against the gums.
- Implants are embedded in the bone, prevents dentures from slipping and easier chewing function
- Implant-supported dentures draw strength from the bone and stimulate the bone. This helps prevent and reduce bone resorption or shrinking.
- Denture implants is easy to clean and maintain
Implant supported Overdentures Procedure
Step 1 : Treatment Plan
If you have existing full dentures, please do kindly wear them or bring them along during your consultation visit with your implant prosthodontist. Your dentist discuss with you on your concerns and possible treatment options.
In order to check bone condition and do a detailed dianoses, a panoramic x-ray and a 3D CT scan is taken. An implant surgical template may done. Please do highlight any quesitons and concerns to your implantologist on your treatment plan.
Step 2 : Preliminary Treatments and Checks
Denture implants post has a 2 to 6 months healing period called osseointegration. Whilst waiting for your implant to securely integrate with jaw bone, you may require temporary dentures. If you have already have an existing full dentures prior to dental implant treatment, it may be possible to simply adjust or re-lined your full dentures for wearr post implant surgery. If you do not have a full denture, your dentist may do an impression taking at this stage to have a set of temporary dentures first set up. After the implant surgery, you can then wear the dentures during the osseointegration period.
Dental implant surgery is most commonly done under local anesthesia. However, if your have dental anxiety and would like to consider other sedation in-patient sedation procedure, please consult with your implanologist on various available options also at this stage.
Step 3 : 1st stage Dental Implant Placement
After your treatment plan is confirmed and preliminary are ready. Your oral surgeon places the dental implant posts. The 1st stage denture implants surgery is normally done under local anaesthesia. Having done under local anaesthesia allows quick recovery and is an outpatient procedure. You can return home immediate after your implant posts placement. Under local anaesthesia, the 1st stage implant placement surgery typically takes about 1 to 3 hours depending on number of implants opted.
Many of BIDH implantologists American board certified prosthodontist and over 10 years of experience in their field of speciality.Implant Specialists
Step 4 : 2nd Stage Overdentures
The implants are left to heal for around 3 to 6 months or more. During the 2nd stage implant treatment, a panormaic x-ray is taken to check bone osseointegration with implants.
Your overdentures are then made in the dental laboratory. Over the implant posts, a bar, ball or locator abutment is fitted. Your implant prosthodontists then snaps in and adjusts your overdentures over the implant abutments. The implants acts are achorages and retention securing your overdentures in place.Dental Lab
Explore Full Dental Implant Treatment Options
Full mouth dental implants options
2 implants + 2 titled posterior implants + fixed hybrid dentures
6 to 10 implants + individual fixed bridges over implants posts
2 to 4 implants + bar/ bar/ locator + snapped on to full dentures
2 implants + 2 long zygoma implants + + fxied hybrid dentures