Removable & Implant Supported Prosthodontics in Puyallup
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the design, manufacturing, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth. Removable prosth appliances are traditionally dentures and partial dentures that the patient can remove readily, supported only by the patient's tissue or remaining teeth. Partial dentures are traditionally held in place by clasps around remaining teeth, while other "telescopic" designs use a conical or friction connection over natural teeth prepped and crowned to serve as a retentive coping for the partial denture to adhere to. Implants can provide even more support to dentures and partials with various abutment connections that allow the denture to snap on to or screw into the implants for various levels of retention and function.
Our Implant Prosthodontics team, led by Rafael Clark, DPD, has completed more Teeth in a Day cases, start to finish, with same day surgical conversion, than any other provider in our area. Rafael leads discussion and training with doctors and implant companies locally and nationally on this topic as the only denturist in the world to be recognized as a KOIS specialist provider. Smile Solutions is equipped with a specialized clinical and laboratory team, to work with you to ensure you have the most convenient and expert care available as you venture into this life changing solution. Endorsed by every major implant company offering teeth in a day solutions as a lab partner and conversion specialist, we work with only the most trusted and respected surgeons in the area as well as our own in house board certified Prosthodontist. Let us help you take out the guess work in identifying the right provider for your specific needs, personality, schedule and location. Call us for your free consultation TODAY!
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Fixed Removable Over-Dentures
Sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it? But it’s true! These dentures are fixed into your mouth without adhesive utilizing retentive attachments fixed atop your dental implants that snap or lock into place inside the denture. Various levels of retention can be achieved on as few as two implants. There are several different attachment designs and connection styles for this type of solution, come discuss them with us today!
Fixed Removable Telescopics
More stable and retentive than other over-dentures, this is a tension design solution wherein copings are precision milled and processed into the denture or partial to securely fit into place over custom abutments attached to either a dental implant or your own natural prepped tooth. This can be utilized to eliminate clasps in a partial denture design, create a removable implant bridge, or secure a complete denture on implants that fits securely without adhesive. This maintenance free, incredibly retentive design has been a top choice in Europe for decades, but has only been available here in the U.S. sparingly. Our master technician, hailing from Germany, has been designing these exclusively for us for several years, and we are now cad cam capable to custom design these solutions digitally for even more precise fit and comfort on new or current implants!
Screw Retained Appliance..."Perfect Smile Solution"
This incredible solution is like having your real teeth. The final denture is enhanced for strength and longevity with a titanium bar substructure custom designed into the denture. As few as four implants can be used for this incredible restoration and can be loaded the same day your implants are placed! The denture is secured with screws into the implant abutments and can only be removed by your provider. This should be done once a year for cleaning underneath, however, in the meantime, you have full function on a denture that doesn’t move or have to be taken out every day! It feels like your own teeth again! Steak anyone?
Why is a fixed, full arch solution right for you?
Rapid Improvement in quality of life
This treatment concept provides edentulous (without teeth) and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed, full-arch prosthesis (all upper teeth or all lower teeth) on four implants, the day of implant placement. This quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction - with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem. The prosthetic only comes off once to twice a year for cleaning ~ no embarrassing moments, no adhesives, goo , additional parts or movement to create sore spots on your gums!
Shorter treatment time
Two key elements significantly reduce treatment complexity: the number of surgeries, and the overall treatment time. Titling of the posterior implants avoids the need for time-consuming bone grafting procedures, and reduces the number of implants needed, thus keeping your costs and surgical time down. Immediate loading of a full arch appliance gets you to your complete new, functional smile faster than any other solution.
This treatment concept is not only the least time-consuming treatment option, but also the least costly in comparison to conventional implant treatment involving several implants, crowns and bridges that can take months or even years to complete, and can be extremely costly.
Stability.. Even in minimum bone volume
By tilting the two posterior implants, longer implants can be used. This increases bone-to-implant contact and reduces the need for bone grafting and augmentation. In addition, the tilted implants can be anchored in better quality anterior bone, reducing cantilevers, helping to avoid important anatomical structures.