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A dental implant is a device very similar to a screw that is specially designed to be surgically placed within bone as a means of anchoring an AvaDent Digital Denture to the jaw.
It is an ideal solution for patients who have significant bone loss or who want the added convenience and function of a stabilized prosthetic.
Once your teeth are extracted, the jaw bone shrinks over time. If you wear dentures, you know that as the jaw bone shrinks, your dentures become loose and difficult to wear. Your dentures may need to be relined, or you may need to use denture adhesive (a type of glue) to hold them in place. If you are struggling with loose fitting dentures, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
Dental implants are small screws that are similar to the roots of teeth. They are placed into the jaw bones, and can be used to stabilize or support dentures. Depending on your specific situation and the amount of bone in your jaw, your dentist will recommend the number of implants that you need, and the type of denture that you are a candidate for.
Overdenture with 2 implants
An overdenture is a denture that is stabilized by the use of dental implants. If your dentures are loose, your dentist may recommend the placement of 2 implants to help stabilize your dentures. In this situation, 2 implants are placed into your jaw bone, and small attachments on the implants are used to secure the denture in place. The denture is still removable, but the implants help to reduce the movement of the dentures and make them more comfortable to wear. The implants also help to prevent further shrinkage of the bone in the area they are placed.
Snap-Pin Bar Overdenture
Overdenture with multiple implants
An overdenture is a denture that is stabilized by the use of dental implants. If you have enough bone, you may be able to receive several implants to help stabilize your dentures. In this restoration, several implants are placed into your jaw bone, upon which small attachments are placed. These attachments hold the dentures in place and help stabilize them and prevent movement. Whenever a denture is stable, gum sores and tissue irritation are minimized, and chewing function is improved.
Bar Overdenture with 4 implants
If you have enough bone, you may be a candidate for a bar overdenture. In this type of restoration, 4 or sometimes 5 implants are placed into the jaw bone, upon which a milled bar is attached. The bar is then used to support a denture. Although the denture is removable, it is held firmly in place by the bar, and offers chewing function similar to that of natural teeth. Since the denture is supported by the bar, it does not move and so it does not commonly cause tissue irritation and gum sores. This is an excellent restoration if you are suffering from loose dentures, or you are struggling with tissue irritation.
Denture Fixed on implants
You may be a candidate for a fixed implant supported denture, if you have enough bone and tissue after the extraction of your teeth. In this restoration, 4 or 5 implants are placed into the jaw bone. A denture is fabricated that is attached directly to the implants and screwed in place. This type of denture is fixed in place, and can only be removed by your dentist. This is an excellent restoration to replace the function and esthetics of your natural teeth, and for those that desire a fixed restoration rather than one that is removable.