An Implant Supported Denture is a stable foundation for the permanent replacement of missing teeth supported by implants that have been implanted into the bone, which are then utilized as a support for full and partial dentures providing a stable anchor.
Implant Supported Dentures are proven to be more stable and feel more “real” than a conventional denture because it is stable/anchored but still removable for proper cleaning and hygiene. Implants have a long clinical history as a proven restoration option with an excellent success rate and studies have shown that implants preserve bone and reduce tissue loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
The Denturist will work with you and your oral health team to coordinate treatment once your implants are in place and osseointegrated to ensure safe fabrication and utilization of these implants for an Implant Supported Denture.
You may have decided to have some or all of your remaining teeth extracted or your Dentist may have advised you that you should consider having extractions. A treatment option is to have an Immediate Denture placed at time of the extraction(s).
Prior to extractions, your Denturist will take impressions and specific measurements of your existing oral situation. Together, with your Denturist, you may determine the size, shape and colour (shade) of the teeth to be used (as well as other esthetic considerations) for your new dentures.
The finished Immediate Denture is inserted immediately after your tooth or teeth have been extracted, usually while your mouth is still frozen with local anesthetic. An Immediate Denture is an excellent alternative to being without your teeth because your smile is restored directly after your extraction(s). It also protects the sensitive gum tissue at the extraction site(s). The denture acts as a bandage to:
During the healing process the presence of an Immediate Denture can also help make the transition from eating soft food to a wider variety of food easier and faster. However, the ability to eat a wide variety of textures does take time, and the rate at which extraction sites heal varies with every individual. The results and length of healing time may vary considerably (from a few weeks to several months) due to many factors. Some of these factors are: your general health (e.g. diabetes, immune system diseases), nutrition, age, and the condition of your teeth and oral tissues prior to extractions.
A Complete Standard Denture is for those who have no remaining natural dentition and is fabricated to suit each person’s individual looks and needs. Your prosthesis is handcrafted to match your age, complexion and facial features.
The teeth are set so that they look natural and your smile is not only functional but aesthetically pleasing. A certain number of procedures and good quality teeth are used in the construction of your dentures. A standard denture fits most people comfortably and functions well; however, they are constructed using physiological averages on a non-adjustable device.
Patients who have unusual conditions in their temporal mandibular joint (jaw joint) or oral cavities may require additional extensive measurements to accommodate their needs.
Similar to a fingerprint, each individual has a unique bite, jaw and facial structure. A Precision Denture is constructed by recording additional measurements of your jaw movements and spatial position to create a personalized denture ensuring enhanced function.
The temporomandibular joint is among the most complicated joints in the human body due to its three-dimensional spatial movements of rotation and translation. The technology used in fabricating a Precision Denture helps in determining the excursive movements of the bite which has significance in many denture cases especially complete dentures, and prostheses produced for implants.
Precision Dentures are fabricated with high quality teeth to provide the best wear resistance and a natural, life like appearance. The occlusion or “bite” functions more effectively because the patient’s movements are mimicked, this will often allow for a superior, highly anatomical tooth type to be used.
Along with the Denturist’s personal creative touches and high-quality denture teeth, they incorporate additional measurement and recording procedures including a face-bow transfer record to create your new smile! The procedures used in fabricating a Precision Denture allow the Denturist to provide you with the best fitting and best functioning denture possible.
A removable Partial Denture is designed to replace one or more missing teeth and can be tooth-supported, tooth/tissue supported and/or implant/tissue supported. If you require a Removable Partial Denture your Denturist will design and build it to meet your specific needs.
A Removable Partial Denture can be made of different materials, including acrylics, a metal/acrylic combination or flexible thermoplastics. Acrylic partials are usually used as a temporary replacement of missing teeth. Metal partials are considered stronger structurally, thinner and more hygienic than an acrylic partial. With new materials, designs and fabrication techniques, partials are becoming more comfortable than ever. Many partials are now designed with less visible clasps making them more undetectable. All partials are designed to be removable and should be removed nightly to enhance oral health.
Removable Partial Dentures can help preserve the natural placement of your remaining teeth by providing them with additional support for a more balanced and effective bite for easier chewing. They can also enhance your natural appearance and ability to speak clearly.