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Even though several patients face no issues while wearing an upper denture, a few people find it quite difficult to wear and also eat with lower dentures. Many implant-supported replacement methods are available when you have lost all your lower teeth.

Ball Attachment Denture

One great method is to get two implants installed in your lower jaw and a denture fabricated that snaps onto these dental implants. This approach enables your lower denture to become more stable while you chew than without dental implants. But, you will still find some movement of your lower denture and may notice some sore spots if any food substances, particularly seeds, are trapped under it. Just like all other removable replacement teeth, you still will require periodic consultations with your dentist for denture adjustment.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Bar Attachment Denture

AAnother method involves installing four to six implants, based on your jaw shape or size, into your lower jaw. Once that area is completely healed, the implants are linked with a tailor-made support bar. The denture is fabricated with particular internal retention clips that fix onto the support bar, and this allows the denture to snap strongly into its position. This is termed an “overdenture.” The benefit of this procedure is that it is way more stable than the first option and enables very little denture movement. However, your denture still can be removed for easy cleaning and also maintenance.nother option involves placing four to six implants, depending on your jaw size or shape, into your lower jaw. After healing is complete, the implants are connected with a custom-made support bar. Your denture will be made with special internal retention clips that attach onto the support bar, enabling the denture to snap firmly into place. This is called an “overdenture.” The advantage of this option is that it is much more stable than the first option and allows very little denture movement. Your denture is still removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Screw Retained Denture

A third method involves installing five or more implants in your jaw and then fixing a permanent denture. Your denture is supported strongly in place by screws or clasps that anchor it to the support posts or bar. It doesn’t even touch the gum tissue, which lets you clean under the denture without the hassle of removing it. This denture will easily replace all your lost lower teeth and will not be taken out except at maintenance appointments. Even though cleaning under your denture without taking them out is more time-consuming and needs more proficiency, maximum patients who want to receive a permanent denture prefer this method.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Denture Attached

Individual Implants

The last technique is to get each of your teeth replaced individually so that they will seem to be erupting from your gum tissue and will very closely replicate the look of your original teeth. This method generally needs eight or more implants. Support posts or separate abutments for every dental implant will be created and dental crowns for each lost tooth will be positioned. The teeth are usually connected together for sinus grafting in order to replace bone height, support, and strength. All-in-all, this is the most expensive option, since it needs the most implants and individual replacement tooth construction. Your replacement options might even be limited by the present shape and size of your jawbone.

1. Before

2. Implants Placed

3. Healing Completed

What If I Have Lost All Of My Upper Teeth?

The same list of treatment methods is available for your upper jaw as well. But, since the bone is not as hard as that present in the lower jaw, patients usually require more implants to anchor their new replacement teeth. Based on the number of implants to be installed, it may be possible to cut the requirement for covering the roof of your mouth with the help of a complete denture. This technique enables you to completely taste your food and renders you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will work and feel more natural. However, you will still receive a removable denture, and this will let you clean the support bar and denture in a much easier way.

Implant Retained Upper Denture

Based on the number of dental implants to be installed, it might be pretty possible to cut the requirement for concealing the roof of your mouth with the help of a complete denture. This technique enables you to completely taste your food and renders you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will work and feel more natural. However, you will still receive a removable denture, and this will let you clean the support bar and denture in a much easier way.

Individual Upper Implants

If you wish to get a restoration that is pretty similar to your original teeth and hence irremovable, you most likely will require eight to ten individual implants installed. This is done after the healing process by the installation of the abutments and new replacement crowns.

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