Why would you choose a specialist prosthodontist to do your implant-assisted removable partial denture🤔
General dentists and clinical dental technicians who offer implant-assisted removable partial denture treatments will usually have undergone less formal training, often having less experience than a specialist prosthodontist. They are usually limited to using more simple techniques, not being aware of advanced procedures used by specialist prosthodontists. They also sometimes are not able to diagnose those patients with more difficult mouths with lots of gum and face shrinkage before commencing treatment. Owing to specialist prosthodontists intensive training, they are in the best position to fully diagnose, plan and advise on appropriate treatment and use various implant-assisted removable partial denture techniques underpinned by scientific evidence, research and experience. In addition, specialist prosthodontists can therefore also treat both simple and more complex or challenging implant overdenture patients. They also work with more experienced dental technicians (who do their laboratory work) and dental surgery assistants (often working on the best cosmetic outcome) which means the “team” treating you is the best than can be provided. This is certainly the case at Northland Prosthodontics !!!
An implant partial denture is a type of partial denture (plate) that is supported by and attached to implants.
It is most commonly used where a person has only their lower front teeth remaining and the back teeth on both sides are missing. Conventional partial dentures in these people end up tipping or hinging and getting a lot of food underneath as they only clip onto the remaining lower front teeth.
Most commonly one implant is placed at the back on both sides and these provided additional support or retention. For implant partial dentures, usually ball-retained dentures are used.