Full Mouth Dental Implants at Marble Dental Centre in Vaughan
Some patients have no problem wearing an upper complete denture with no implant supporting it. However, some people find it difficult to wear and eat with dentures. Also, they don’t have enough confidence talking in front of other people. There are several implant-supported replacement options offered at Marble Dental Care in Woodbridge if you are missing all of your teeth.
Ball Attachment Denture
One of the options offered at Marble Dental Office in Woodbridge to stabilize the denture is to have two implants placed in your lower jaw and a denture made that snaps onto these implants. This option allows your lower denture to be more stable as there is more retention for the denture. However, there will still be some minor movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles are caught under it without proper cleaning and maintenance. As with all removable replacement treatment options, you still will need to go to your dentist periodically for denture adjustment.
Bar Attachment Denture
Another great option offered at Marble Dental Clinic in Vaughan involves placing four to six implants, depending on so many factors such as your jaw size or shape, into your lower jaw. After healing is complete which might take up to 6 months, the implants are connected with a custom-designed support bar. Your denture in Woodbridge will be made with special internal retention clips that attach onto the support bar, enabling the denture to snap firmly into place with great retention and stability. The term used for this type of denture is “overdenture supported with Bar”. The advantage of this option is that it is much more stable than the first option (ball attachments) and allows very little denture movement. Your denture is still removable for easy cleaning and maintenance and will need regular cleaning.
Screw Retained Denture
A third option offered at Marble Dental Clinic involves placing at least five implants in your bone-jaw and attaching a permanent denture to the dental implants. Your complete denture is designed in a way to be held in place by screws or clasps. The denture doesn’t touch the gum tissue and there is a gap between the denture and the gum, which allows you to clean under the denture properly without removing it. This denture will replace all your missing teeth and will not be removed except at maintenance visits at Marble Dental Office in Vaughan, Ontario. Although cleaning under your denture without removing it is more time consuming, many patients who want a fixed solution prefer this option.
Individual Dental Implants
The last option offered at Marble Dentistry in Woodbridge, ON is to have all your teeth individually replaced by dental implants so that they will appear to be emerging out of your gum tissue and will be very close to the appearance of your natural teeth and considered to be the most aesthetic treatment option. This option usually requires at least 8 implants. Separate abutments will need to be made and implant crowns for each missing tooth will be placed. Overall, this is the most expensive treatment option, because it requires the highest number of implants and individual replacement tooth fabrication. Your replacement options may also be limited by the current size and shape of your jaw bone and more work needs to be done in order to place all implants in the proper location with proper angulation.
Similar treatment options are also available for the upper jaw. However, because the bone density is not as good as that in the lower jaw, patients often need more implants to support their new prothesis. Depending on the number of implants to be placed in the jaw-bone, it may be possible to eliminate the covering of the palate with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature which most patients love it. Your denture will feel more natural and you will be able to talk and pronounce easily. You will still have a removable denture which would need every day cleaning and care.
If you are interested in dental implants in Woodbridge, Vaughan, call us at (905) 303 0066 to book you an appointment as soon as possible. Our experienced dental team at Marble Dental Centre will help you achieve the best results.