Prostheses on implants: locator latches or Dolder beam
Unstable, flying lower prosthesis in the mouth can effectively make life more difficult. In order to solve this discomfort, we offer our patients to stabilize prosthesis with implants or MDI miniimplants. Below we describe the course of treatment that allows the total prosthesis to be attached to up to 2 or 4 implants using ball latches, locator latches or a special retention beam – dolder beam. The overall prosthesis placed on the latches locator on implants shows much better fixation and lack of movableness than a simple total prosthesis. It is also possible to significantly reduce its size, as its maintenance is ensured by implants and not through the adhesion forces between the gums and the disc of the prosthesis. Such prosthesis is much better tolerated, because it can have a completely cut palate. This solution is a very comfortable and increasingly used alternative in patients with toothless. In the case of lower prostheses, 2 implants are usually sufficient. Following the birth of bone implants, the following procedures shall be carried out:
- Locator lattice prosthesis: After a period of 2 months after implant surgery, the dentist's doctor unscrews the winding screws and screws ball latches or Locator latches into the implant. It then retrieves the squeezes to perform a new prosthesis. If the prosthesis used so far is in good condition, the doctor attaches the prosthetic latches on this visit and the patient comes out with a stablin prosthesis fixed on implants. If you need to perform a new prosthesis, then after downloading the squeezes, prosthetic techniques perform a prosthesis and then the doctor cements in it after matching it in the patient's mouth to stabilize the patient's mouth.
- Dolder beam prosthesis: the execution of this type of prosthesis requires the execution of a new prosthesis matched to the shape of the beam fixed in the patient's mouth, it usually takes about 4-5 visits, but thanks to this the patient obtains the highest possible comfort of using a stable prosthesis with cut out palate.
- what is Dolder's beam? – Dolder beam is a system for fixing prosthesis in the patient's mouth with the highest possible stabilization. This beam is screwed up to 3-4 implants and only on it are the latches that stabilize the prosthesis. Such a solution ensures the greatest stiffness and stability of the prosthesis when chewing food while at the same time the least load on the patient's gums. It provides the highest possible comfort of use of prosthesis among all mobile solutions.
- how should I take care of the prosthesis attached implants? – the way hygiene is taken care of is no different from the way normal prosthesis is maintained. However, be aware of periodic inspection visits to correct possible balancing or overloading forces. Usually such visits are carried out every 6~9 months.
- can the top prosthesis be attached on implants? – yes, it is possible to attach the upper prosthesis on implants, as a rule, in the case of the upper jaw due to rarer bone construction, plans snaps of the type locator or Dolder beam are attached to 3 or 4 implants. Everything depends on the patient's bone conditions.
- is the prosthesis on the latches locator actually stable in the mouth? – yes, there are as many as 3 hardness silicone caps placed in the prosthesis and designed to stabilize its position. Initially, the caps are used softly or medium, with the time when the patient is already accustomed to putting on and pulling the prosthesis, they can be replaced with "hard" sensors that provide the greatest stability and maintenance of the prosthesis.
- can this type of treatment be used in each patient? – as a rule, even in patients with a high bone atrophy in the anterior jaw and mandible section, implants are allowed to stabilize the prosthesis. The patient's eligibility for surgery and treatment planning is carried out by analysing ct tomography and assessing the bone conditions in the patient's mouth. In extremely difficult bone conditions, you can perform a prosthesis on MDI miniimplants.