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Implant supported fixed dentures are wonderful alternatives for conventional dentures which create discomfort to patients. A full-arch of prosthetic replacement is supported by a few dental implants which are integrated with the jaw bone. Titanium implants are most commonly used for this purpose. There are retaining screws which help the dentures stay in place. These types of dentures are very effective when compared to their removable conventional counterparts.
Over dentures are prosthodontic replacements which are supported by dental implants. There are several ways in which dental implants can support teeth. Both partials and dentures can be supported by artificial teeth roots. This type of restoration supports biting and chewing function to a great extent. Patients feel very comfortable when living with over dentures. Removable over dentures have bars which are fixed over dental implants. The custom-made over denture is then fit over the bar. This over denture can be removed whenever necessary. Starting from two to as many as 5 or more dental implants can be used to support over dentures in an arch.
All-on-4 is an advanced prosthodontic solution to replace all teeth from a dental arch. There are 4 implants which support the prosthodontic teeth arch. These implants are positioned in a particular fashion in order to be able to perfectly support the appliance by taking the bite forces. The denture perfectly supports the facial muscles making the patient look young and attractive. This type of restoration reduces bone resorption when compared to conventional dentures. The healing time is less and the patient does not have to visit the dentist frequently after the treatment is complete. The treatment has high-success rate and it is one of the preferred restoration of modern times.
Dr. Greg Bixby, DDS1222 C StreetSalida, Colorado 81201
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