Implant supported denture while implant integrates?

I have treatment planned a patient for extraction of non-restorable #2, which has served as an abutment for a maxillary RPD.  She also will be loosing #1, 3-7 and 13.  I have also treatment planned her for 2 implants in the maxillary right, in #3 site, and an implant on the maxillary left in #13 site.  I believe we will be able to use these to stabilize a maxillary RPD.  She will need a maxillary interim RPD because her current RPD no longer fits and she has to wear something until the implants osseointegrate.   What do we do in the interim while the implants are integrating to the bone?  Do we just have the lab create the final RPD for her to wear now and then after the implants osseointegrate, we retro fit with Locator abutments?  Any other recommendations?

3 thoughts on “Implant supported denture while implant integrates?

  1. Paul says:

    In many instances second molars are not replaced with implants. In all on 4 almost never the hybrid bridges go beyond first molar. Therefore the replacement of #2 is no issue unless the patient insists. #3 and #13 will be replaced with implants. That leaves #7. An interim valplast partial will provide the function and esthetic consideration. Upon integration of #3 and #13 a fixed bridge could solve the problem of #7 or a single tooth partial.

  2. TK says:

    The case is difficult to visualize without an image. We don’t know which teeth are present and which will remain after extractions. My questions are: How functional is the partial currently (could the patient continue to wear it)? How urgent are the extractions? Is it practical to place implants in locations other than planned extraction sites? A treatment sequence that is sometimes possible is to place implants as stage one treatment. Allow them to osseointegrate prior to extraction so that the implants can be loaded immediately after extraction.

    Here is a purely hypothetical case to demonstrate a treatment sequence. First we treat necrotic teeth with antibiotics and pulpal debridements to eliminate acute pain. This stabilizes the patient who continues to function with the existing removable partial. Second we place implants. These may be placed in locations where teeth have already been extracted. Or we will extract single teeth and replace them with implants either immediately or after grafting. If extracting, we will add a tooth to the existing partial chair-side for esthetics. Fast forward to two weeks before extractions (3-8 months after preliminary extractions and implant placement), patient presents for abutment placement and impression for an interim immediate partial denture incorporating the attachment system. At the extraction appointment we remove teeth, confirm the attachment system engages, place a soft liner and deliver an implant retained provisional partial. Impressions for the final prosthesis come four months later.

  3. Sam latif says:

    We assume that the patient has only 2 teeth to be extracted,
    I would fabricate temporary immediate denture , while he’s healing and the implants have integrated.then you can use locator and move on the next phase, if patient wants all on 4 then you can place multi unit abutments, and fasten the denture to the implants, I would suggest take hand on course to be more comfortable doing cases like this.


Leave a Comment:

Comment Guidelines: Be Yourself. Be Respectful. Add Value. For more details, read our comment guidelines. Though we require an email to comment, we will NEVER publish your email.
Required fields are marked *

Posted in Clinical Questions, Restorative.
Bookmark Implant supported denture while implant integrates?

Videos to Watch:

Ridge Splitting Cases in Narrow Alveolar ridge

This videos shows ridge splitting, which when combined with bone expansion, is an effective technique[...]

Watch Now!
Placement of 4 Implants and Cement-Retained Bridge

The treatment plan was to extract the lower incisors, canines, and lower premolar and place[...]

Watch Now!
Failing Bridge Replaced with Dental Implant Supported Bridge

Ahe patient presented with a failed dental bridge from the upper right canine to the[...]

Watch Now!
Lateral Sinus Augmentation with CGF

Following membrane elevation with the lateral approach, and confirmation of an intact sinus membrane, concentrated[...]

Watch Now!
Titanium Mesh for Ridge Augmentation

The use of titanium mesh is a reliable method for ridge augmentation to provide adequate[...]


Watch Now!
Implant Grafting Techniques: Demineralized Sponge Strip and Tunneling

This video reviews several unique grafting and surgical techniques, including the use of demineralized cancellous[...]

Watch Now!
Mandibular Fixed Screw Retained Restoration

This video shows the use of a surgical guide for a mandibular fixed screw retained[...]

1 Comment

Watch Now!
Clinical Tip for Fixation of a Collagen Membrane

This video provides a clinical tip with regards to the fixation of a collagen membrane.[...]

Watch Now!
Lower Molar Extraction with Graft

Video showing lower left first molar extraction, followed by a socket graft, and then immediate[...]


Watch Now!
Maxillary Bone Reconstruction

This video demonstrations Maxillary Bone Reconstruction using Subnasal Floor Elevation and an Osteotome Closed Approach[...]

Watch Now!
Infection of Lower Premolar: Extract and Place Implant

In this video, the lower left 2nd premolar was extracted due to infection, and implants[...]

Watch Now!
Flapless Immediate Implant and Provisional

This video shows a technique showing using the patient's own tooth as a provisional at[...]

Watch Now!