This technique involves placing 3 implants per jaw, which are distributed according to the patient’s bone availability and in such a way as to make a triangle. Parts (Locators®) are screwed onto the implants, which are the male fittings for the female fittings that are placed in the prosthetic structure, thus holding the dental structure in place. One of the great advantages of this rehabilitation over traditional acrylic prostheses is that, in the case of the upper dental structure, there is no acrylic covering the roof of the mouth.
This solution means that you don’t have to remove the structures attached to the implants in order to carry out your daily oral hygiene.
It is especially suitable for patients who are totally edentulous and find it difficult to hold on to traditional acrylic dentures due to the marked loss of bone and gum, or for patients who are looking for a better solution than a simple acrylic prosthesis, but who for various reasons cannot make the Teeth in 1 Day Technique solution.
Semi-fixed technique cases
What is the advantage of this system?
It allows the structures to be retained more effectively, giving security when speaking, laughing and eating, when compared to the use of full dentures.
Its main indication is for patients who already wear dentures but have difficulty retaining them.
How many implants are needed for this technique?
This technique requires 3 or 4 implants, depending on the distribution of the patient’s remaining bone.
How is this system maintained?
Every 6 months, the retainers of the structures that suffer permanent daily wear need to be replaced. For patients outside Lisbon/Portugal.
If they can’t make it every 6 months, an annual visit may be in order, although the indication for 100% system operation is to change the retainers on the frameworks every six months.