I would like to get an implant-supported provision with 12 crowns for my toothless upper jaw (since December of 2007). According to the statement, my bone is sufficient for this. The dentist’s recommendation is for six implants and a continuous 12-part prosthodontics made of metal ceramics. Alternatives?
I would like to ask you several questions about this:
1. If one part of such a system becomes inflamed or loose or something similar happens, does that mean that everything would have to be redone and the enormous costs of the initial round will have to be repeated?
2. Do implant-supported crowns usually cost the same as intermediate crowns?
3. Are the fit into place by computer or virtually “freehand?”
4. How can the prosthodontics be fastened onto the six implants? Screwed from the top, with a hole in the crown or cemented? Fixed or removable? This concerns question #1.
I’m trying to become informed with the help of the internet, but there is not a lot of information regarding my situation.