Non-buckle skeletal prostheses on latchs

Claspless skeletal dentures on latches are among the most advanced and precise removable prosthetic restorations. They have all the advantages of standard skeletal dentures, but at the same time they do not have visible metal clasps – so undesirable especially in the anterior segment of the dentition. Maintenance of non-buckle skeletal prostheses is ensured by the use of latches or valves. These latches are attached to crowns mounted on the patient's own teeth. What is the course of treatment? Here is a simplified scheme:
  • First visit: The dentist performs treatment planning. It analyzes the distribution of missing teeth and also takes a panoramic photo to assess the condition of the abutment teeth to which the latches will be attached.
  • Second visit: After accepting the treatment plan, the dentist proceeds to prepare the abutment teeth intended to support the latches or locks of the skeletal denture. The visit is completed by squeezing teeth, which are then sent back to the prosthetic laboratory.
  • Third visit: The dentist tries on the metal skeleton of the skeletal denture and crowns with latches on the abutment teeth.
  • Fourth visit: The doctor, after checking the fit in the mouth, cements the crowns with fixed latches and gives the patient a ready-made skeletal prosthesis.
  • What is the preparation of teeth for snaps? – To attach the latch, you need to grind the abutment tooth and put a porcelain crown on it with a latch attached to it. Only in this way can the appropriate strength and aesthetics of such a complement be ensured. From the aesthetic side, no ugly metal buckles or wires are visible.
  • How durable are the latches used to stabilize the prosthesis? – Depending on the type of latches chosen by the doctor, they may need to be activated – in the case of metal latches or replacement of silicone retention rubbers in the case of bolts. Such procedures are usually carried out every 12-18 months – depending on the number and type of latches used. After replacement or activation, maintaining the prosthesis is again as stable as when it is cast. If the prosthesis begins to swing, it may mean that it requires an underwater, as using a nodding prosthesis can speed up the wear of latches.
  • What are the contraindications to the use of skeletal prostheses? Skeletal dentures with latches are the best prosthetic solution among removable dentures. Support and maintenance of skeletal prosthesis on buckles and latches ensures excellent stabilization of the prosthesis. In the patient's mouth must contain their own teeth, which can be used as pillars for buckles and latches. Contraindication may be the poor condition of the patient's own teeth, which can prevent the installation of crowns with latches.
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Upper skeletal prosthesis on latches attached to the bridge on the front teeth

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Lower skeletal prosthesis on latches attached to the bridge on the lower teeth

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