Restorations used with implants
Different restorations may be affixed to the implants, depending on the patient’s oral situation.
Crown plus implant
When only one tooth is missing, your professional may recommend an implant and a crown.
Bridge plus implant
When more than one tooth is missing, your professional may recommend an implant-supported bridge.
To replace all the teeth of the upper or lower jaw, your professional may recommend an implant overdenture. This entails affixing a full acrylic denture directly onto a number of implants. The denture is affixed to the implants through attachments located on both the implants and the prosthesis.
An implant overdenture can be permanently installed so that only your dentist can remove it, or made removable to facilitate daily oral maintenance.
The implant overdenture makes chewing more comfortable and stable. This solution is particularly popular with patients who experience discomfort related to wearing a full removable denture: injuries, pain, mobility of the prosthesis during chewing, etc.
Full denture on a titanium bar
To replace all the teeth of the upper or lower jaw, your professional may suggest affixing a full acrylic denture to a titanium bar.
The titanium bar is permanently attached to the implants and only the dentist can remove it.
The prosthesis may be affixed permanently to the bar or may be made removable to simplify daily oral maintenance.
The full denture titanium bar is a popular option among patients who experience discomfort related to wearing dentures (injury, pain, mobility during mastication, etc.).