Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch.
An implant-retained denture is a denture held in place by implants. Usually two to six implants are surgically placed in the bone and become anchored as the bone heals and secures itself to the implant. Once the bone has healed, Dr. Kris Bomstad and Dr. Tami Karban can create an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. Implant dentures can be classified into two groups: Implant Retained Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures. Implant Retained Dentures are held in place by the attachments, but are mainly supported by the bone and gum tissue as is a conventional denture. Implant Supported Dentures are for patients who do not have sufficient bone and supporting gum tissue. This denture is mainly supported by the bar attached to the implants.
Other solutions for tooth replacement include:
• Dental Implants
• Dental Bridge
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