Implant supported dentures are like traditional dentures in that they are removable for cleaning, but the dentures are snapped into place, supported by dental implants. They can be attached through the bar-retained or ball-retained method.
Implant Supported Dentures:
Three or more implants are surgically placed with metal bars running along the gum line on which the dentures rest, attaching with metal clips.
Ball-retained (stud-attached), Implant Supported Dentures:
Three or more implants are surgically placed with sockets that match up with the “balls” on the dentures. This is the most secure option for dentures.
Implant Supported Dentures – The Procedure
For dentures supported by dental implants in Las Vegas, visit Dr. Frank P. Bruno, DMD. The following explains what to expect during the procedure:
The mouth is prepared and the area is completely numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, three to four channels are shaped into the gums for insertion of the implants. The implants are drilled into the alveolar bone (bone that contains tooth sockets). Afterwards, the temporary acrylic dentures are cemented into place, acting as a bandage for the healing implant areas. The temporary is then bite-tested and adjusted as needed. It will be required to be in place for up to six months, until the ceramo-metal dentures can be placed. It is important that the bone is given proper time to heal around the implant. (A soft food diet is recommended so that the temporary is not used for chewing.)
During the second appointment, the temporary dentures are removed and the new, ceramo-metal dentures are created and placed.
The success of your dental implant(s) depends on your in-home care and regular dental visits.
• eliminates rubbing
• will not loosen
For dentures supported by dental implants in Las Vegas, contact Dr. Bruno today!