Dr. Prof. Asheesh Gupta’s Dental

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Dr.(Prof.)Asheesh Gupta
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Implant supported over-denture

What Is It?

This is a type of over-denture which supports an attached implant, while a regular denture rests on the gums,and is not supported by the implants.

When a person does not have any teeth in the jaw,but does have enough bone structure in the jaw to support the implant, this when an implant supported over-denture is used which has a special attachment that snap onto the implant.

These implants are usually made for the lower jaw , as normal dentures are not stable, it can be used for the upper jaw as well.

How to Care for your Denture?

The dentist would advise you to remove the implant-supported denture daily and clean it and also the gum area,as an normal regular denture. You should not sleep with it at night.

What types of Dental Implant Supported Dentures are there?

There are different types of implant supported dentures, depending on the dentistry situation at hand.

Implant Supported Partial Denture

The import supported partial denture holds & supports the foundation of a series of dental implants to hold the denture firmly in place.

Implant Supported Full Upper Denture

An implant supported full upper denture is a replacement of a full tooth that uses, the foundation and support of a series of dental implants to hold the denture firmly in place at the top of the mouth, the benefit of this implant is its ability to hold itself in place without the need of a palate (guard for the roof of the mouth), better than a traditional full upper denture. This also looks natural.

Implant Supported Lower Full Denture

This is a full tooth replacement denture, which uses the support and foundation of a series of dental implants which hold the denture firmly in place at the bottom of the mouth.

How do Dental Implant Supported Dentures work?

The implants need to be placed first, before you can have an implant-supported denture either created or installed. After the implants are placed, the dentist will install one of the two kinds of implants supported fixed dentures: that is:

  • Bar-retained:These dentures support the implants by clips that snap into a thin metal bar that rests on top of the implant.
  • Screw-retained:These dentures are fitted into the metal attachments which sit within another metal attachment within the implant
What Can You Expect From Your Implant-Supported Denture?

This Implant-supported Denture, is more stable, than a regular denture,the patient will find it easier to speak and won't have to worry about the denture falling off or becoming loose, the patient will also be able to eat normally, however you should be careful not eat sticky foods or hard foods which can damage the denture.

If you are using an Implant-supported Denture, in the upper jaw which can be made to cover less of your palate than an regular denture, this is because the implants are supporting the roof of the mouth rather than the suction created between the full denture and the palate.