Prosthesis Fixed protocol: all about this type of implant

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Dr. Natália Morales is a specialist in Endodontics, Implantology, Dental Prosthesis and 3d Dentistry and has been dedicated for 14 years to caring for patients with odontophobia. Reference in humanized care.

Did you know that there are also types of dental implants indicated for people who have lost all their teeth? One of the options is the fixed protocol prosthesis. Its advantage is that we don't need to install a pin for each tooth, but replace them all at once!

It works in a similar way to dentures, except that the protocol prosthesis does not come out of the mouth. She gets well attached to the dental implant, so she brings more stability to the piece and also confidence to eat what she wants and smile without fear.

Do you already know this type of prosthesis? Come with us to check out what the fixed protocol is, its indications, how it is done and some more information to stay on top of the subject!

What is Fixed Protocol Prosthesis?


Prosthesis Fixed protocol


The fixed protocol prosthesis is a total prosthesis that is attached to dental implants. Its format is similar to that of a common denture, but with the difference that it is screwed into the implant to remain attached to the mouth.

Its main advantage is to restore the person's masticatory function and aesthetics. In addition, the common denture system provides an average of 20% of the original chewing power, while the fixed protocol prosthesis offers 85%. Much more, isn't it?

This happens because, in the case of dentures, it is only fitted in the tissues of the mouth itself; the fixed protocol does not. As we explained, it is attached to dental implants and, as they are fixed in the bone that supports the teeth, stability is much greater, allowing more freedom to speak, chew and smile.

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Who is the Fixed Protocol Prosthesis indicated for?

The main objective of the fixed protocol prosthesis is oral rehabilitation in all its functions: aesthetics, phonetics and mastication. It replaces missing or missing teeth in both the upper and lower dental arches.

The protocol is a fixed total prosthesis. This means that, in its structure, it has all the teeth that should make up the arcade. Therefore, it is indicated for people who do not have any teeth on the top or bottom of the mouth.

It is a great treatment option for those who do not have any contraindications for placing implants. So, you also need to have good oral health and organic health balance. And there's more: the person must have completed all bone development, as it is an option for adults, not children and adolescents in the growing phase.

It is important to remember that not undergoing treatment with implants to replace lost teeth causes a number of health problems. Some examples are:

  • deficiencies in mastication and digestion;
  • difficulty in oral hygiene;
  • speech interference;
  • severe loss of bone and other teeth.

In addition, there may be psychological effects caused by the aesthetic impact. Low self-esteem, social isolation and depression often occur. Thus, oral rehabilitation with implants is an effective, safe and lasting solution for health and quality of life.

How much does a Fixed Protocol on Implants cost?

Compared to a common complete denture, that is, with a denture, the fixed protocol requires a greater investment. This is because the treatment is more complex, since we also need to place implants.

The value varies greatly depending on several factors, starting with the number of implants that will be installed to serve as a base. Some dentists install four, others prefer to place six. The more installed, the higher the budget.

The other elements that make the price of the fixed protocol prosthesis vary are:

  • type of implant that will be used;
  • technologies involved in treatment planning;
  • the dentist and the clinic where the treatment will be done.

There's one more detail. Some people may need other treatments before implanting and installing the fixed protocol. There are cases, for example, where you need to do a bone graft or treat some oral inflammation or infection. This all adds up to the total amount.

Therefore, the budget changes from person to person. Even the region where each one lives can influence these values, because of the operating costs that the dentist and the clinic have. So, the ideal is to talk to an expert you trust to get the exact value.

How is the Fixed Protocol Prosthesis implanted?

It all starts with the assessment. If the dentist identifies that there are no contraindications and if everything is fine with oral health, first the base implants for the fixed protocol prosthesis will be installed.

After installing the pins, which work like the root of the tooth, you have to wait for osseointegration, which is the healing of the region where the implant was made. Time varies from person to person, with an average of 4 to 6 months.

Meanwhile, the impressions are sent to the dental technician (prosthetist). After the prosthesis is ready, some consultations are necessary to determine the height, size and shape of the teeth.

When the osseointegration is finished and everything is right with the protocol, then a new appointment is scheduled to permanently fix the prosthesis on the implants. Thus, the treatment is finished.

How is the Fixed Protocol Prosthesis cleaned?

Cleaning this type of prosthesis is very simple because we can do the brushing as usual, since the protocol does not come out of the mouth. Just use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a non-abrasive toothpaste to remove residue and remove plaque. After all, artificial teeth also proliferate bacteria, see?

As there are some corners that are more difficult to access, it is interesting to put the interdental brush on your list of hygiene products. It has a tuft of bristles in the shape of a cone or cylinder, it is very small and fits in areas inaccessible to the common brush.

Another very interesting product is the water jet machine. It pressurizes the water in the right measure to remove waste that accumulates around the prosthesis and its structures. They are also excellent allies to access the most difficult areas.

Do not forget that all home care must be completed in the dentist's office during maintenance appointments to ensure the longevity of the treatment. Therefore, follow the expert's recommendation for periodic follow-up.

For all this practicality and efficiency, the fixed protocol prosthesis is an excellent alternative to replace lost teeth and carry out oral rehabilitation. You can count on the team of experts at OdontoLiuzzi to carry out this treatment, or use other types of prosthesis as needed.

Here in OdontoLiuzzi, we bring a new concept in dentistry, combining comfort, technology, advanced techniques and a qualified team, offering customers excellence in dental treatments.

What are you waiting for to guarantee your new smile?

Did you have any questions about what it is and the benefits of the Fixed Protocol Prosthesis? Then schedule an appointment with OdontoLiuzzi!

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