Remote-anchored dental implants are implanted deep or at an angle to create the anchor. When these implants are used, they are anchored in remote bone areas that aren’t around the implant. This can be necessary for several reasons. This technique is often used for implants that will hold a denture.
When you require oral implants to restore the look and function of your smile, Dr. MacConnel and the team at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry are ready to meet that need.
Dentures held by remote-anchored implants require several implants to provide a stable base for the dentures. Many people choose these dentures because they don’t come with a lot of the disadvantages of traditional dentures. This type of denture is not susceptible to slipping or falling out as conventional dentures tend to be. The implants can hold onto a denture that isn’t removed like other dentures and are instead installed permanently. This is often more comfortable for patients to wear, and it doesn’t come with the same need for daily fixative.
When a patient is missing all of their upper teeth, a remote-anchored implant can help them with restoration. When it was once impossible to get certain implants done in the upper molar areas, today, these relatively new implants are making a big difference. Implants in these areas are needed for strong anchors, and these implants make it possible for tissue to be preserved and bring a new level of stability to the dentures.
Remote Bone Sites
The key to remote-anchored implants is getting to remote areas of bone where the bone is stronger. Many areas of softer bone aren’t strong enough to hold onto implants and would not provide enough stability for them. However, when the implants are remotely anchored, they get the strength and stability they need. This is done by passing the implant through the softer bone and into areas of harder bone.
With harder bone to hold the implants, the implants are often much longer than other types of implants. Sometimes, other types of implants have to be used alongside these to provide even more stability. It’s common for zygomatic and pterygoid implants to be used to anchor dentures for people who need to replace teeth on the upper jaws.
Skilled Oral Implant Restoration in Bluff City and Kingsport
Teeth restoration is a great way to help a patient to be able to chew and talk better, and it does a lot for the contours of the face. If you are interested in getting restorative services to replace your upper teeth, call us at the Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to make your appointment for a consultation. We care about your smile, and we always want you to be happy with it.