The Implant Supported Denture is widely known as “All On 4” and “All On 6” as it refers to having all teeth on 4 implants or all teeth on 6 implants depending on the case.
The recommendation is to place 6 implants on the uppers (maxilla) and 4 implants on the bottom (mandible) to hold the dentures in place.
The Dentures can be “Hybrid” or can also be “Full Zirconia”.
The dental code for the Uppers (maxilla) is D6110 and the description would be: Implant/abutment supported removable denture for edentulous arch – maxillary.
The Lower (mandible) has the dental code D6111, and it has the description: Implant/abutment supported removable denture for edentulous arch – mandibular.
The “Hybrid Denture” is made out of 2 different materials that work together.
It has a metal core (gold and palladium) that holds all the forces applied while chewing and has an acrylic top that has the gum part and the teeth. This “core” will preserve the acrylic from being fractured or broken when chewing a beef steak, for instance.
Full Zirconum Denture
The “Full Zirconium Denture” is a one piece solid zirconium denture milled to perfection to fit in your mouth. It is digitally designed with the help of a 3D software and then milled in a Precision Milling Machine.
This process brings a great looking denture that has no metal, but more than enough strength to hold the pressure generated with chewing.
FAQ About Implant Supported Bridges
What is a Dental Implant?
We can say that a Dental Implant is a prosthetic root made out of titanium that is placed to support or hold a crown replacing a missing tooth. In other words, a dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed in the patient’s mouth that serves as a base to attach an abutment and then the crown. It takes about 4 months for the implant to bond with the bone in a process called osseointegration.
What is the cost of a Dental Implant?
Our Dental Implants have a cost of $850 per unit, the price includes the doctor’s fees as well. Most Dental Implants are placed in one single appointment with local anesthesia.
Can I have the Implants done Under Sedation?
Absolutely, any patient that wants to have the implants under I.V. Sedation can have it. It has an average cost of $500 to have the implants placed with I.V. Sedation.
Is there any information I should provide to the Doctor before having a Dental Implant placed?
Yes, the doctor needs to know about any medical condition and all the medications you take, blood thinners are the first ones that need to be mentioned. It is also vitally important to inform the doctor about your allergies.
How would I keep the denture clean?
The denture can be brushed as normal teeth and also cleaned with floss between the denture and the gum. A waterpik can also be used to clean food debris between the denture and the gum.