Denture implants are dental implants that are placed in the jaw in order to support or retain a full or partial denture. Denture implants can provide a stable denture foundation for patients who have lost all of their natural teeth but have maintained adequate jaw bone mass to support implants. The use of denture implants can improve significantly the quality of life for patients wearing removable dentures.
Types of Implant Dentures
There are two types of implant dentures based on the type of the attachment used on the denture implants to provide support:
Bar-retained: A thin metal bar that follows the curve of the jaw is attached to two to five denture implants that have been placed in the jawbone. Clips or other types of attachments are fitted to the denture, so that it can be securely clipped over the bar.
Ball-retained: A ball-shaped attachment is placed on top of each of the denture implants instead of the classic abutments, which fits into socket like connectors fitted at the base of the denture.
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Dr. Ayman Nassef
Hurghada, Sheraton Road, in front of Sea Gull Hotel,