Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth may be good candidates for an implant supported prosthesis. Two implants in the bottom jaw and four implants in the top jaw are typically placed. A prosthesis is fabricated by either your denturist or dentist and the prosthesis can snap on to implant connectors. This is particularly useful for patients who have no teeth and who wear a denture that is mobile or easily displaced.
For patients that have a failing dentition and are reluctant to have a removable prosthetic, multiple implants can be placed in the jaw bones and fixed teeth can be attached. Four to six precisely placed implants in the top or bottom jaw can be used to stabilize the fixed teeth.
This procedure is typically performed under sedation or general anesthesia. At Blueridge OMS, we work with a network of practitioners to develop, plan and execute this procedure to the gold standard.
Patients who have been wearing a denture for several years eventually lose bone and dentures are easily displaced and mobile. A technique sensitive procedure can be performed whereby longer implants are placed into the cheek bones. Fixed teeth can be attached to these implants to help with function and esthetics. At Blueridge OMS, we can perform this procedure in our operating room. Our network of practitioners and lab partners develop, plan and execute placement of the teeth (teeth in an hour).