Am I a good candidate for metal-based denture with attachments?
The art and creativity of making this kind of denture is in having large number of variations possible to be made with these two types of attachments. The sliders and balls can be placed on crowns made for the rest of the teeth, on dental implants, or some of the teeth can be connected with bars and then one of these attachments can be placed on them. This is especially recommended when there is a small number of teeth left, and you wish to achieve a maximum performance of the denture.
How many days it takes for metal-based denture with attachments to be done? Useful information?
Given that we have explained that this type of prosthodontic denture is being done only in combination with metal ceramic crowns, it takes at least 2-3 weeks to finalize everything. It is necessary for the patient to have around 6-7 appointments at the dental clinic, and on the last visit we hand over the prosthodontic denture and cement the crowns. After 24 hours from cementing, the patient comes for a check up and training on how to remove and place the denture. It is very important that the dentist educates a patient how to handle the denture, because this way we assure that the teeth carriers are protected and prolong the prosthodontic denture durability.
The denture gets removed, and metal ceramic crowns are fixed.
The metal-based denture with attachments is a firm denture made of precious metal alloy, silver-palladium. When molding is finished, acrylic teeth with acrylic gums imitation are placed on the denture.
This type of denture is being removed at least 2 times a day, in the morning and in the evening, gets washed very well with water so that the potential remains of food are removed. Afterwards the denture is placed back. It is recommended that you wear it as often and longer as possible.