At Vranjes Denture Clinic, we now offer dental implants for people in Ottawa who either have or need to have all their teeth removed on one or both of their arches. Thanks to advancements in implantology, several treatment options now exist that give patients more stability and function than conventional dentures. Dental implants are especially helpful for lower dentures’ stability, as most people tend to have much more difficulty with a complete lower denture than with a complete upper denture. A dental implant can secure the lower denture in place, allowing you to freely chew, bite and speak without hindrance.
Dental implants are perfect for those who have lost one or two teeth and are great for replacing the entire set as well. Vranjes Denture Clinic provides quality dental implants in Ottawa so you can feel comfortable with your smile again.
Is a dental implant right for you? It may be if you:
Have one or more missing teeth
Have a jawbone that’s reached full growth
Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft
Have healthy oral tissues
Don’t have health conditions that will affect bone healing
Are unable or unwilling to wear dentures
Want to improve your speech
Are willing to commit several months to the process
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically attached to the jawbone and functions like a tooth root. Once that is implanted, our denturist will mount a replacement tooth or bridge onto the post. These implants offer more stability than dentures without these posts. Vranjes Denture Clinic offers a few options for dental implants in Ottawa, so be sure to read more or contact if you need more information.
Removable Implant on Locator®/Novaloc® Abutments
Having a removable overdenture with implants is the most affordable implant solution and the easiest to clean. The added stability and precision of the Locator®/Novaloc® abutments to seat your overdenture help protect the attachments from wear and damage. You will be able to easily remove your dentures, and the self-locating attachments allow you to put them back into proper position. This option involves a minimum of two implants for a lower denture and four on the upper ridges for an upper overdenture. A McGill study in 2000 concluded that the minimum standard of care for a patient needing complete dentures on implants should be a complete upper and a complete lower denture on two implants.
For this procedure, your denturist will place your dental implants and then adjust your existing denture or a temporary denture to fit over a healing cap. If appropriate, the temporary denture can be placed on the Locator® abutment for added stability. The healing process usually takes three months before your implants will be ready to be loaded with new dentures tailored to fit your Locator®/Novaloc® abutment system.
Removable Denture on a Milled Titanium Bar
Vranjes Denture Clinic gives a second option for removable dentures on dental implants at our Ottawa clinic. A removable denture on a milled titanium bar is an affordable alternative to a fixed denture on implants that also gives the wearer a lightweight feel with high-quality strength. For this treatment, the implants are placed and usually buried but not loaded with your new denture right away. In the meantime, you’ll wear a transitional removable denture while the bone heals around your new implants. When your dental implants are fused and steady (usually within three to six months), we will fabricate your new dentures using a milled titanium bar, which acts as the framework to hold the upper and/or lower overdenture. The procedure can be done on four, five or six implants, and your denturist will discuss the appropriate choice for your individual condition and needs.
Vranjes Denture Clinic also offers the most recent innovation in dentures on dental implants in Ottawa — the Straumann® Pro Arch.
On the same day, you can now have:
This gives you the benefits of the time-saving initial treatment and having teeth all through the healing process, usually three to six months. When all of the implants have osseointegrated (fused with the jawbone), your denturist will fabricate your permanent fixed denture on a milled titanium bar that is included in the original price.
Book a Consultation with a Denturist at Vranjes Denture Clinic
Are you considering dentures as a solution to tooth loss or wanting to improve upon the dentures you already have? Let Vranjes Denture Clinic help you make a knowledgeable decision about dental implants at our Ottawa office.
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