A removable dental prosthesis is used to replace natural teeth. It can replace a few teeth (partial denture) or all teeth (full denture). Implants reinforce the stability of the prosthesis, giving you more confidence.
What does this procedure involve?
- First, implants are installed (two or more); it will take a few months for them to fuse with the jawbone
- Once the pillars have been installed on the implants, a dental impression is made
- The prosthesis is made in the lab
- Once ready, it is adjusted and installed
- Afterward, follow-up appointments are needed
How is this type of prosthesis removable?
The prosthesis has an anchoring system for easy removal. The selected method depends on several functional factors, such as the position of the implants.
One option is to use rounded pillars, where the artificial teeth can be snapped on to the implants. Another option is a bar-retained prosthesis, where a bar is permanently installed between the implants so that the prosthesis can be easily attached and removed.
No matter which system is chosen, your prosthesis will remain solidly in place, giving you a natural-looking smile.