TYPES OF IMPLANT
FULL MOUTH IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURE:
Complete denture which is conventional have disadvantages such as moving during speech or eating causing discomfort to patient. This is not seen in implant supported dentures. Here minimum of four implants is placed to which denture is screwed, making it fixed. This prevents the denture from rocking during speech, eating. This makes the denture to feel and acts like our original teeth. Hence is more comfortable and enhances the quality of life.
FULL MOUTH IMPLANT RETAINED OVER-DENTURE:
This is similar to that of implant supported denture. Here the denture is not screwed but is attached to the implant by means of ball or bar attachment. A minimum of two implants is needed to support the implant. This is removable but is more stable than that of conventional complete denture as they do not rock. There is no needed to adhesives to hold the denture in position. Thus, making this more comfortable for the patients.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED CROWNS:
This is done in a single missing tooth cases where in that particular tooth site implant is placed.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED BRIDGE:
This is done in cases where two or more consecutive teeth are missing. Here depending upon the space number of implant to be placed is decided.