IMPORTANT: Aimed at the general public, the Bücco Guide is a general educational guide. Its content presents some of the most common dental practices. However, there are many approaches and philosophies in dentistry and your dentist / specialist will be able to advise you on what he believes to be the most appropriate for your oral health. Do not hesitate to consult a dentist / specialist for more information.
For more stable dentures
A dental implant is a screw which is inserted into the alveolar bone that supports teeth. It then acts as an artificial tooth root to adequately hold a dental prosthesis; we call this an “implant-supported prosthesis”.
Indeed, when the implant is stable in the jawbone, a dental prosthesis is made in a laboratory and subsequently installed on the implant. This kind of prosthesis can be attached permanently to the implant.
Removable prostheses on implants are also available. These implant-supported dentures can be removed easily for cleaning and are much more stable than conventional dentures.
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Types of implant-supported fixed prostheses
The following list only covers fixed prostheses that are supported by one or several dental implants, depending on the number of teeth to replace and the condition of the alveolar bone (jawbone) of the patient.
The prosthesis is a simple artificial crown that is mounted on an abutment which is itself screwed into the implant.
It is used to replace a single tooth or sometimes a few teeth, which can be adequately supported by one implant.
Steps to install dental implants
All-on-4®, prostheses on dental implants
Care instructions for the fixed prosthesis
What is implantology?
Contraindications to Implantology
Types of Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants
Metal-free dental implants
Fixed complete prosthesis on implants
Placement of one or more titanium implants
Placement of one or more ceramic implants
Tartar around the edges of implants