If you have complete dental prostheses (dentures) or have only a few remaining teeth that cannot be saved, a permanent option is available: complete implant-supported prostheses. These are attached to several implants screwed into the jaw bone. Because they are fixed, you do not remove them after every meal.

 

Advantages – comfort and better digestion

A fixed complete maxillary prosthesis (“upper” teeth) does not cover the palate, which is more comfortable and lets you better taste the food you are eating. These prostheses also give you greater bite force. A fixed prosthesis therefore provides two vital elements for better digestion and optimal nutrient absorption (increased ability to taste and more finely ground food), which are important for maintaining overall health.

Fixed prosthesis on implants

Prosthesis on maxillary implants

Prosthesis on maxillary implants

Prosthesis on mandible implants

Advantages – comfort and stability

A fixed complete mandibular prosthesis (“lower” teeth) has a huge advantage, providing stability and comfort compared to regular dentures, which are often instable and injure the gums. Some complete implant-supported prostheses can be installed on the same day as the implants. They generally cost less because they are attached to only 4 implants (instead of 6 to 8) and very rarely require a bone graft (when bone is added to improve support in areas that require it).

The type of implant-supported prostheses is carefully selected for each patient, after an in-depth examination by a dentist, which involves, among other things, analyzing x-rays and taking the patient’s medical history. At our clinic, we offer this exam for free ($211 value).

 

Cleaning

The process of cleaning and maintaining fixed complete implant-supported prostheses is different from removable complete dentures. The dentist and hygienist will explain all the steps and will follow up with you. To maintain your implant-supported prostheses and ensure their durability, follow-ups are very important.

During these appointments, the dentist removes the prostheses to clean underneath. X-rays are then taken to check the bone around the implants. The gums are also examined and the function of the prostheses is assessed. This is a check-up that only dentists are trained and qualified to perform. Before starting this process, be sure to pre-schedule the necessary follow-ups.

Contact us for more informations:

450 632-5402 
Clinique dentaire Ste-Catherine 
1040 Rue de l’Union, 
Sainte-Catherine, QC J5C 1B3

dentistestecatherine@gmail.com