removable dentures over implants

I don’t like the removable denture over implants, do I have another alternative?

Alternatives to placing removable dentures over dental implants

Yes, there are other alternatives to removable dentures over dental implants. One alternative is a fixed dental implant bridge. This is a non-removable dental restoration that is anchored to dental implants. The bridge is custom-made to fit your mouth and is designed to look and function like natural teeth.

Another alternative is a hybrid denture or implant-supported denture. This is a dental restoration that is secured to dental implants, but it is not removable like a traditional denture. The hybrid denture is designed to provide more stability and support than a traditional denture, which can improve your ability to chew and speak.

How do I clean if I cannot remove the teeth?

If you have a fixed prosthesis that cannot be removed, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene to prevent problems such as gum disease, that can lead to bone loss and implant failure. Here are some tips on how to clean your fixed prosthesis:

  1. Brush regularly: Brush like if you have your own teeth using a toothbrush and a toothpaste. Preferably use an electronic toothbrush. Use a gentle circular motion to brush along the gum line and on all surfaces of your teeth.
  2. Use an interdental brush: An interdental brush can be helpful in cleaning hard-to-reach areas around the prosthesis and dental implants.
  3. Use a water irrigator (waterpik): A water irrigator can help flush out food particles and plaque from under the gum line.
  4. Visit your dentist regularly: It’s important to visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups to ensure that your prosthesis and dental implants are in good condition. Implant maintenance should be every 4 months.

If the implants were already place for a denture, can they be used for fixed teeth?

In some cases, dental implants that were placed to support a removable denture can be used to support a fixed dental prosthesis. However, this depends on a variety of factors, including the number and location of the implants, the condition of the surrounding bone and gums, and the type of prosthesis that is desired.

To determine if your existing dental implants can support a fixed prosthesis, Dr. Hervas will need to evaluate your oral health and examine your dental implants and surrounding tissues. They may also take X-rays, 3D scans, and impressions to assess the condition of your implants and the amount of available space for the prosthesis.

If your existing dental implants are in good condition and there is sufficient bone and gum tissue to support a fixed prosthesis, your prosthodontist may be able to use these implants to anchor the new restoration. However, if there are any issues with the implants or surrounding tissues, additional treatments may be needed to prepare the area for the fixed prosthesis.

How much of a cantilever can a dental prosthesis over implants have?

The amount of cantilever that a dental prosthesis over implants can have depends on several factors, including the location of the implants, the amount and quality of the bone, and the size and shape of the prosthesis.

A cantilever is a part of the prosthesis that extends beyond the last implant in the arch. The ideal amount of cantilever depends on the specific case and the patient’s needs. Generally, a cantilever of up to 1.5 times the length of the implant can be used in the posterior region of the mouth.

However, the amount of cantilever that can be used may vary based on the individual case and the type of prosthesis being used. A larger prosthesis or a prosthesis that is supporting more teeth may require more support from the implants, and therefore may require a smaller cantilever. In addition, the quality and quantity of bone can affect the amount of cantilever that can be used.

Implantation Dental Center’s talented team will evaluate your individual case and determine the appropriate amount of cantilever for your specific needs. It’s important to follow their recommendations to ensure the long-term success of your dental prosthesis over implants.

If you have any questions about your dental implant options, schedule a consultation to discuss your unique needs with Dr. Hervas. We look forward to seeing you!

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