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Implants can also support removable prostheses. Solidly secured during the day, the prosthesis can be removed at night for cleaning and sleeping. With this option, the prosthesis is both removable and stable thanks to the implants. And, you’ll avoid unwanted movement associated with dentures.

Implants can support partial or full removable dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. Different anchoring systems can be used. The dentist will recommend the option that best suits your needs.

Installation steps:

The installation process is usually the same for implant-supported permanent and removable prostheses.

  1. A complete dental check-up is performed and x-rays are taken
  2. Surgical phase: One or several implants are installed in the alveolar bone
  3. A temporary prosthesis is installed
  4. Bone integration phase: As tissue heals, it gradually fuses the implant to the bone. This step can take two to four months
  5. Prosthetic phase: After the healing period, the implant is solidly integrated into the bone. The temporary prosthesis is removed and a pillar is installed on the implant. The final prosthesis will be attached to this pillar, which can be secured to the crown, anchors under the bridge or under full dentures. The prosthesis can be permanent or removable
  6. The last step involves carefully adjusting the prosthesis for comfortable and effective occlusion. The results are both attractive and functional

Advantages of implant-supported prostheses

Peu importe le type de prothèse choisi (fixe ou amovible), l’installation de prothèses sur implants nécessite toujours sensiblement les mêmes étapes.

  • Stable: When speaking and chewing
  • Comfortable: No more painful rubbing or pressure points; feel just like natural teeth
  • Attractive: Matches the colour and shape of your teeth for a natural look
  • Durable: Implants can last for many years, even a lifetime, if you practice good oral hygiene and follow your dentist’s recommendations
  • Prevent jawbone resorption
  • Replace missing teeth without damaging adjoining teeth
  • Easy to clean
  • Help improve your confidence and self-esteem

How to care for your prostheses

Caring for implant-supported prostheses is easy. Treat them like your natural teeth with a basic everyday routine. Your dentist will give you all the information you need. Maintenance is similar for both permanent and removable prosthesis. The key to success is regular cleaning and gentle care around the implants.

Biannual check-ups are recommended, during which the dentist will carefully check the condition of your prosthesis and the comfort and stability of your implants.

For more information and advice on how to care for your prostheses, please read Caring for and repairing your prostheses.