Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 23 seconds
Author: Dr. Sascha A. Jovanovic
Other patients may prefer a fixed and permanent restoration, such as a fixed implant-supported bridge or full-arch implant prosthesis. – Implant treatment options for the edentulous jaw include implant-supported overdentures, implant-supported fixed bridges, and full-arch implant-supported prostheses. – Implant-supported overdentures provide improved stability and retention compared to traditional dentures. – This treatment option involves the placement of dental implants in the jawbone, which serve as anchors for a removable denture. – The denture is securely attached to the implants using attachments or clips, giving the patient a more stable and comfortable restoration. – Implant-supported fixed bridges, also known as implant-supported hybrid bridges, offer a more permanent solution for patients who desire a fixed prosthesis. – This treatment option involves the placement of multiple implants in the jawbone, which support a fixed bridge that is permanently secured in place. – The bridge is custom-made to match the patient’s natural teeth in color, shape, and size, providing a more aesthetic and natural-looking restoration. – Full-arch implant-supported prostheses, commonly known as All-on-4 or All-on-6, are designed for patients who desire a full-arch restoration with optimal stability and aesthetics. – This treatment option involves the placement of a few strategically positioned implants in the jawbone, which support a full-arch prosthesis that resembles a complete set of teeth. – The prosthesis is securely anchored to the implants, allowing the patient to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. – The edentulous jaw requires careful consideration and treatment planning to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient. – Factors such as bone density, bone volume, anatomical structures, and patient preferences play a vital role in determining the most suitable treatment option. – The implant treatment process for the edentulous jaw typically involves several stages, including implant placement, healing period, and prosthesis fabrication. – Regular maintenance and follow-up appointments are essential to ensure the long-term success and durability of the implant-supported restoration. – In conclusion, the treatment of the edentulous jaw has evolved to prioritize not only the survival rates of dental implants but also the overall quality of life for patients.