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Jaw and facial prosthesis

Have you lost some or all of your teeth? Or can you no longer keep your own teeth?
We will help you regain a radiant smile with well-fitting teeth! Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. Because it differs per person how many teeth are missing, there are different types of prostheses (dentures).


Full denture

With a full denture, a synthetic resin arch with teeth is placed over the gums in the upper and/or lower jaw. Dentures in the upper jaw have a palate plate, while dentures in the lower jaw are shaped like a horseshoe.

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Partial denture

A partial denture (plate) consists of a synthetic resin plate that is attached to your existing teeth. A more comfortable alternative is the removable frame prosthesis. This rests on a metal frame that is clicked onto your existing teeth using small anchors. Sometimes a few crowns are needed on natural teeth to serve as an anchor for the prosthesis.

Getting used to dentures

Although our clinical prosthesis technician fully customizes your prosthesis, it takes some getting used to. Our advice is: keep your new dentures in immediately and try to eat and talk with them right away. 

Should pressure or pain arise, we are of course always ready to make the necessary adjustments. Never file or sand your prosthesis yourself, but contact us.
 

Repairs to your prosthesis

Repairs to your prosthesis take place in a dental laboratory. You can often wait while your prosthesis is repaired. An emergency repair can often be carried out immediately. 
 

Alternative to dentures: click dentures!

Because a jaw without teeth shrinks, dentures can become loose. This makes chewing and talking more difficult and can irritate or hurt the gums. Your cheeks can also sink in with a shrinking jaw, making you look older. Click dentures are then a comfortable and functional solution for your complaints. In addition to click dentures, a fully fixed denture on implants is also possible.

 

The click teeth... just like real teeth!

Click dentures (also known as overdentures) are dentures that are clicked onto two to four implants in your lower or upper jaw. Click dentures are firmly attached, but are easy for you as a wearer to remove (e.g. for cleaning). The click denture is for anyone who suffers from his or her dentures. But also for people who, for whatever reason, have bad teeth that cannot be helped. However, the jawbone must be fully grown and there must be sufficient jawbone present. 

 

The click denture is the solution if you have problems with your dentures

 

If you wear dentures for a long time, the jaw bone will shrink due to the lack of roots. This causes your dentures to become loose, causing complaints. This is a natural process, but very annoying. For example, do you think of:

Sore/sensitive gums
Not daring to laugh, talk and/or eat properly because of loose dentures
Hollow cheeks

These problems are solved with a click denture. Thanks to the sturdy construction, your face will regain its old shape and you will be able to eat everything and laugh out loud!
 

Advantages click denture

Laugh, talk and eat without worry
A free palate (not in the case of a normal prosthesis in the upper jaw)
The shrinking of the jawbone, causing the cheeks to sink in, is prevented
Easy to clean

Click here for 'NO OBLIGATIONAL INTAKE CONVERSATION'. We will then contact you to make an appointment.

 

Types of click prostheses

There are a number of types of click dentures that may be applicable to your jaw situation. Our dentist/implantologists assess what is best based on an oral examination and X-rays and always provide personal advice and a budget in advance.

Removable click denture on a rod or bar connection
These are removable, complete dentures that click into a metal rod that connects two or more implants. This solution is relatively affordable and is often reimbursed by insurance

Removable click denture on push buttons
A removable full denture that snaps onto two or more implants fitted with a push button. This solution is slightly cheaper and is often reimbursed by insurance.

The intake of click dentures at Periodontological Clinic The Hague is entirely without obligation.

With the click dentures we have given many people their radiant smile back. The practitioners of Periodontological Clinic The Hague are happy to help you!

 

Fixed prosthesis

You no longer have your own teeth or molars and you want to approach the feeling of your own teeth as closely as possible? Or are you ready for a prosthesis, but are you dreading all the disadvantages of a loose-fitting construction? Then the choice is actually not difficult: choose a fixed prosthesis!

Everyone prefers to keep their own teeth. This is not always possible and that is quite drastic. When that time comes, a fixed prosthesis based on dental implants is the right solution for you. This type of prosthesis not only offers you optimal support and security, a fixed prosthesis comes closest to the feeling of your own teeth.  


Who is a fixed prosthesis suitable for?

The fixed prosthesis is only suitable for:

People who no longer have their own teeth.
People who prefer a fixed and structural solution.
Persons who have very good, regular oral hygiene.
The latter is important in view of the fact that the prosthesis cannot be removed by the person himself. So not for cleaning either.

 
Advantages of a fixed prosthesis

Taste and feeling are back due to the lack of a palate plate (not in the case of a normal prosthesis in the upper jaw).
The prosthesis is firmly attached and gives a perfect feeling of freedom.
The new teeth feel natural and are indistinguishable from the real thing.
Sunken cheeks and shrinkage of the jaw bone are thus prevented.
You no longer have to take out your dentures every day.
You brush your new teeth as if they were your own (good oral hygiene is essential as the dentures are not removable).


The functioning of a fixed prosthesis

The fixed prosthesis is attached to 4 to 6 implants (artificial root) in your upper and/or lower jaw and is firmly fixed. The all-on-4 or all-on-6 method is used for this.

In this method, a complete workpiece (arch with teeth) is fixed on only 4 or 6 implants. Because the two rear implants are placed at an angle to the back of your jaw, sufficient support is created for the entire workpiece. A digital mold is used to place the implants. As a result, the implants are placed very accurately and your gums do not need to be stitched. The chance of afterpain is nil.
The implants are firmly anchored in your jawbone after six to twelve weeks and your new fixed prosthesis is then ready to be permanently attached to the implants. In the meantime, you can continue to wear your own dentures, so you never have to go out without teeth. 

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