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What if I have a bridge or denture?

By |March 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Patients with crowns or bridges can be successfully fitted with SomnoDent® MAS appliances. Adjustments are made in the appliance to ensure that fragile crowns and bridges are not harmed. Patients with crown and bridge work may prefer SomnoDent® MAS Flex that has a soft lining inside and is more gentle for your teeth.

Sufficient healthy teeth are required in order to use an oral appliance. Most devices require at least 10 good teeth both upper and lower jaws. The SomnoDent® MAS appliances require fewer teeth to be effective. Patients with partial dentures may be successfully fitted with the SomnoDent® MAS, as long as there are sufficient teeth on the lower arch for optimal retention.

The MAS may be fitted over dental implants. However, we recommend using SomnoDent® MAS Edentulous designed for patients with no upper teeth and made from either acrylic or flex. An edentulous upper splint covers the palate in the same way as a full upper denture secured by suction and made to oppose a lower splint. Due to the unique two piece coupling mechanism, there is no downward pull on the upper splint.

This advantage allows edentulous patients to enjoy the benefits of a SomnoDent® MAS. Please note as a recommended minimum pre-requisite for SomnoDent® MAS Edentulous the patient should have six teeth in the low jaw.