As the the implants bear the impact of biting and chewing instead of the gum, the sensitivity or pain previously experienced when eating is considerably reduced or even dissapears.
The denture is still removable, which makes it easy to clean.
Another possibility is to secure the denture using four implants and a metal bar. This option provides greater retention.
Which option is the best for you also depends on the quality and quantity of the bone in your mouth.
In the upper jaw implants with ball-abutments or a metal bar supporting the denture are a possibility as well. One of the big advantages is that there is no more need for coverage of the palate with resin like with a conventional denture.
This will result in a much better taste, and more space for the tongue.
Insurance policies (particularly in the Netherlands) cover these treatments in most cases, so do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss the various options.
If you prefer a fixed bridge on implants, you can choose the All-on-4 fixed bridge on implants, as described on further pages.
In this animation, you see a patient with a very loose lower denture, which made talking and eating very difficult. After the placement of 2 or 4 small implants, the ball-abutments were placed and the denture was made with 2 or 4 clasps inside. The denture can now be easily and firmly secured, and eating an appel or roast-beef is not a problem anymore!
In the third animation, the upper click bite is placed on 4 implants with pushbuttons in the upper jaw.