What are Implant Supported Dentures

What are Implant Supported Dentures?
In the event that some teeth or even roots are present and can be preserved, they may be offered to support the MOs or to increase the retention and stability of the OO. In this way, bone resorption is inhibited as it is preserved around the roots. Appropriate connectors are used with a special matrix / female on the inner side of the denture and the male, which is fitted with a cast customized endodontic shaft on the root of the remaining tooth. The male and female are connected and “clipped” together so that the denture is stable and does not move. With light thumb pressure at appropriate points, it is easily released from the ligaments and removed to be cleaned by the patient on a daily basis.
When there are neither natural teeth nor dental roots to contribute to the extra support of a denture, dental implants can be used in their place. More specifically, after the surgical placement of the implants, the denture is internally modified so that it fits passively and comfortably on the implants. They can also be placed afterwards and adapted to an already existing denture when this is indicated. In the future, a new denture can be made, if needed, and connected to the implants.
The feeling of security provided by the extra support improves to the maximum extent the aesthetics and functionality of the denture (chewing, speaking) and thus also psychology and quality of life.
When 4 implants are placed in the upper jaw, the palate (palate) does not need to be completely covered, the size of the denture can be reduced. The patient tolerates the prosthetic work better and adapts faster.
Stabilization of complete dentures with dental implants
Dental implants are made of pure titanium that has undergone a special treatment that favors the creation of new bone around them and their osseointegration. Improvements in their design, after continuous research more than 40 years since their first appearance, have made it possible to restore them in a shorter time or even immediately, i.e. at the time of their installation. With proper planning and given that the appropriate surgical protocol is followed, success rates exceed 95%.
What is the process?
Placing the implants is a simple operation, takes about an hour, is performed with local anesthesia and is completely painless. The pain you may feel for the next 1-2 days is minimal and can be treated with simple painkillers. After the implants are placed, the existing denture is modified to fit comfortably over the implants.
When the healing period is over, a new denture can be made or even the old one can be used and attached to the implants in such a way that it is secure and does not move. With light pressure with the thumbs in appropriate places, it can be easily released from the ligaments of the implants and removed for cleaning on a daily basis.
What are the advantages of using dental implants to improve full denture retention?
* It restores the proper function of chewing, allowing the improvement of nutrition and therefore possibly health
* Improves articulation and speech
* Improves the stability of dentures, reduces gum irritation, reduces the embarrassment that can be caused by the loose retention of a full denture
* Eliminates the need to use glue thus reducing cost and hassle
For all the above reasons finally use of dental implants as abutments for the retention of complete dentures has been proven to improve the quality of life.