Using dental implants, a new prosthesis can be made to fit your individual needs. No matter how many teeth are being replaced, the basic process is the same. Only the number of implants changes. If you are replacing a complete set of teeth, you may have the option of either a removable or fixed prosthesis.

- Types of Prosthesis
- Choosing a Complete Denture Prosthesis

Types of Prosthesis

Depending on your needs, a prosthesis can replace one or more teeth. The number of implants you'll need depends on whether you're having a partial, complete denture, or single prosthesis made. The more teeth being replaced, the more implants your prosthesis requires. These implants are placed to follow the shape of your jaw.

Partial Denture Prosthesis
This type of prosthesis can replace two or more teeth. It is the most commonly performed implant procedure, and may require two or three implants.

Complete Denture Prosthesis
This type of prosthesis replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies, depending on the type of prosthesis you choose.

Single Prosthesis
This type of prosthesis is used to replace one or two missing teeth. Each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant.

Choosing a Complete Denture Prosthesis

A prosthesis that is used to replace a complete set of teeth may be removable or fixed. After careful assessment of your situation we will discuss which option is best for you. With a removable prosthesis, you can take your teeth out of your mouth to make cleaning easier. With a fixed prosthesis your new teeth can be only be taken out by us. In some cases, a fixed prosthesis may offer increased stability for more effective chewing.