Many of our patients at EG dental have come to the dentist in Tijuana, because they have struggled with dentures. They are tired of loose fitting dentures, that need messy adhesives like polygrip or fixadent to hold them in place. If you have adequate bone, we can make a fixed denture that is held in place by dental implants. This is a method that is a little less expensive to have a denture to fit snuggly in place. It is called a “snap on” denture. A minimum of 2 or 3 implants is required to be surgically place in you mouth. After a healing time of 3 to 4 months, (during this time you will use a regular denture), you will return for us to make the snap on. Locator abutments are placed on the tops of the implants. Then, we will make a new denture that has connectors with rubber grommets, that will snap onto the locators. The denture will also be one that is more open over the pallet, as it is the implants that hold it in place, rather than suction. You will still have to remove it to clean under it, but it will hold firmly in place.
If you still don’t like the idea of a denture, there is still the more expensive alternative of having an all on 6 fixed bridge that is permanently attached to the implants, and which will not come out, except by the dentist. It will need 6 implants and is made of solid zirconia.
Our dentists in Tijuana can help you with either type of multiple implant solutions that you may choose.