A conventional denture is fitted after teeth are removed and the gums are fully healed. They improve speech, eating and overall appearance which helps in boosting confidence and well-being. Overall conventional dentures take several weeks to complete.
Unlike a conventional denture, the immediate denture is placed at the time of tooth removal. The advantage of the immediate denture is patients can leave after placement with an improved smile and confidence. However, the immediate denture will need several adjustments while the gums and underlying bone heal. Also, there are additional costs involved as the denture requires more office visits.
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Implant Retained Denture:
Similar to a conventional denture, but you have implants which provide additional support. An implant retained denture is also known as an overdenture. This option is removable by the patient. Most patients will receive a minimum of two implants on the lower jaw and minimum of four implants on the upper jaw. Overdentures provide more support but will need adjusting in the future.
Implant Supported Denture (Hybrid):
Is a fixed denture, meaning the denture is not removed once placed. It is only removable by the dental office. The Implant supported/Hybrid denture is attached to the implants. This requires a minimum of four implants on the upper and lower jaw. The use of additional implants may be required for stability. The implant supported/hybrid denture is a great choice for those patients wanting a denture that feels more permanent and wouldn’t be removed daily.