Most commonly, full dentures require improvement in retention and stability, which in turn improves the quality of life of elderly patients. Using ball bearings, such a full denture is much more secure, stable and comfortable. In a lower removable implant supported denture 2 implants usually suffice The following depicts the procedure:
Implant prosthodontics – Contemporary implant prosthetics have been an evolving dental discipline for over 50 years. The basic material comprising an implant is titanium (due to its biocompatibility-which the body doesn’t reject) or, increasingly more often, zirconium. Implant supported restorations allow for a lasting esthetic effect and correction of stomatognatic function. However, existing implants do not ideally mimic natural teeth. This most physiologic way of restoring missing teeth, allows the elimination of discomfort often present with removable dentures. Moreover, implants allow excellent support for prosthetic restorations, improving esthetics and comfort. Implant prosthetics comprises of surgical portion involving implantation and prosthetic portion or tooth restoration on said implant. The procedure involves implant placement in whole oral cavity or one that replaces just one missing tooth.