An implant-supported prosthesis can be partial or full. As its name states, this type of prosthesis requires dental implants. First, the jawbone mass is assessed to ensure that it can receive the implants. Otherwise, a bone graft may be needed.
Are there any contraindications relating to implants?
Good overall health and sufficient jawbone mass are required for implants. Certain illnesses or bone structures may prevent a patient from undergoing this procedure, in which case an alternative treatment would be proposed.
What are the different types of implant-supported prostheses?
Partial prostheses include:
- Crowns, which are used to replace one teeth between two healthy teeth
- Bridges, which replace several teeth
Full dentures replace all the teeth on one or both dental arches.
What are the benefits of this type of prosthesis?
- Esthetic, natural look
- Bone loss is curtailed (preservation of bone density)
- Facial structures are maintained
- Maximized comfort
- Improved speech and chewing
Just like with natural teeth, regular check-ups and good oral care will help keep your prostheses in good shape.