Older people are the ones who suffer the most from tooth loss . However, it is a problem that also affects other ages. In any case, the placement of implants, whenever possible, represents the best option to resolve this type of situation. As you already know, an implant is an artificial root made of titanium that is placed in the jaw bone. Afterwards, the custom-made prosthesis is placed on the implant, with which the patient recovers aesthetic, phonetic and chewing function. But what implant logical technique is best for those cases in which there is a total absence of teeth? If you want to know what the optimal treatment is when placing dental implants in the entire mouth , continue reading this post!
It is the closest thing to traditional dentures. Because? It is a full arch prosthesis that can be removed and inserted . The big difference is its fixation, since it is placed on dental implants, which ensure that the prosthesis anchors much better and does not move.
In this way, we ensure that the prosthesis is perfectly fixed and that everyday activities such as eating are carried out without worries or mobility problems. The number of implants that are usually placed in these cases is approximately 4 in each arch.
In short, overdentures are a type of removable prosthesis, but, instead of resting on the gums, the anchoring is done through implants. That is why we say that it is a mixed or hybrid solution between conventional removable prostheses and implant treatments with fixed prostheses.
How is the overdenture attached to the implants?
There are mainly two ways:
- Ackermann bar system : this is a fixed metal bar that is placed along the implants. In turn, the prosthesis has small tabs that are inserted into the bar. In this way, the prosthesis will be perfectly anchored.
- Locator System : these are small pieces that are fixed individually to each of the implants. Using rubber bands that will go under the prosthesis, it can be anchored perfectly.
Another option for cases of total tooth loss is the hybrid prosthesis. It is a type of fixed prosthesis that is screwed to the implants . Generally, between 4 and 6 implants are placed in each arch. In addition to replacing teeth, they also replace lost gum .
Fixed prosthesis on implants
Finally, the option that we always recommend to edentulous or toothless patients who come to our dental clinic in San Sebastián de los Reyes is the fixed prosthesis on dental implants. Between 8 and 12 implants need to be placed in each dental arch.
Being a fixed prosthesis, it is a very comfortable option , since it cannot be removed from the mouth by the patient and to maintain it you only have to follow the same guidelines and care carried out with natural teeth. Mainly, oral hygiene and periodic check-ups in the clinic. In short, it is the solution that most closely resembles the look and feel of natural teeth , greatly reducing the likelihood of bone loss.
What are the types of dental implants?
Let’s talk about the different types of dental implants that we find today:
Immediate loading implants
Immediate loading implants are those implants that are performed in a single intervention. It is done by placing the screw that replaces the root of the tooth and placing a provisional prosthesis. The advantage of this technique is that it promotes healing and integration of the implants into the bone. The main advantage of using this technique is that it allows functionality to be recovered immediately, the patient does not have to wait to be able to show off their teeth and the process is painless.
A removable implant-supported dental prosthesis is like dentures but the difference is that they are attached to the mouth with dental implants. The fact that it is removable allows the patient to take it off and put it on whenever they want and without having to go to the dentist.
Endosseous implants are those that are surgically placed in the maxillary bones. After the tissue has healed, the gum will be reopened to place the original implant.
They are one of the most used implants.
Zygomatic implants are those implants that are used in patients who lack maxillary bone and this is not enough to support conventional dental implants. Zygomatic implants are placed diagonally in the zygomatic bone. For this reason, these implants are longer than ordinary dental implants.
All on four or all on six implants
The all on four or all on six technique is used in implantology to restore full arches in patients who do not have any teeth or who need to have a full mouth made. Depending on the case and the patient’s bone, 4 to 6 implants can be placed, taking into account the height and width of the bone.
This type of implant is characterized by the placement of the implant in an inclined manner, thus achieving access to areas richer in bone, thus allowing implantation in patients who have little bone.
What are the advantages of using dental implants?
- Comfort and naturalness.
- They are long lasting and resistant.
- They help you preserve bone.
- They are painless.
- They do not alter the other teeth.
- The chewing sensation is similar to that of a natural tooth.
In any case, the best option to know which treatment is ideal for you is to consult with a specialist. If you are looking for a clinic to undergo dental implant treatment at Chagger Dental Clinic, we have a team of dental implant who will be in charge of evaluating your case and recommending the most appropriate solution.
Also, don’t forget that we have different financing plans tailored to you so that you can have the treatment you want or need without having to worry about your finances.
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