The Ramus Frame Implant consists of a single piece rail developed from titanium, an innovative metal proven sustainable with body tissue and bone growth. Ramus Frames are utilized mostly in cases where problem dentures are loose. After having worn dentures for extended periods of time the jaw bone beneath the denture appliance recedes, due to reabsorb ion, to a degree that there is no longer a sufficient amount of bone to support traditional dental implants.
Ramus Frames are an ideal solution for those people who have been having extensive problems with dentures as the way the Ramus frame implant is placed; they are imbedded, or implanted, into the rear most area of the jaw and in the center of the front of the jaw with a blade type of implant.
The blade type of implant allows it to be used where a root form, or similar type implant would not be suitable due to the lack of supporting bone material as they are thinner and so less material has to be removed. With the three points of contact supporting a rail that is held suspended above the gum surface, the Ramus frame implant is then used to affix the new denture into place.
The plate form implant is used for a different situation, such as an instance of the bone of the jaw being so narrow it would not be suitable in a root form implant platform, and the projected area is one that bone grafting would not be an option. The plate form implant is a flat and long titanium piece that conforms into the narrow jawbone.
The dentist will expose the surface are of the mandible where the implant will be placed by way of a minimal incision through the gum and then prepare the bone by drilling to accept the shape of the implant. The implant is carefully set into place and the gums are then sutured (stitched) closed.
Just like a root form implant, it is usually necessary to allow a healing period to allow osseointegration to take place, although some plate form implants are designed for immediate restoration and the prosthesis can be placed at the time of the implant.
Every patient’s situation is unique to them and they each require different methods to reach the same goal. That goal is to have a good set of functional and attractive teeth that will serve them for years. If you are in the need for cosmetic or reconstructive dental work, talk to your dentist about which method will work best for your situation and he will assess your needs and determine which method is best for you.
Source by David L Greene