WHAT IF I’M MISSING ALL OR MOST OF MY TEETH?
Some people find it extremely difficult to wear and eat with dentures. Several implant-supported replacement options are available if you are missing all of your teeth.
Removable Implant Supported Denture
One option is to have two to four implants placed in your jaw and a denture made that snaps onto these implants. This option allows your denture to be more stable while chewing than without implants. However, there will still be movement of your lower denture, and sore spots will occur if any food particles, especially seeds, are caught under it. As with all removable replacement teeth, you still will need periodic appointments for denture adjustment.
2. Implants Placed
3. Denture Attached
Full dentition supported by implants (non-removable option)
An Implant Supported fixed set of teeth is a contemporary restoration that has revolutionized the way surgeons and dentists think of replacing a full set of teeth. Standard dentures are unsecured prostheses with inherent limitations. Most often, dentures are painful, inconvenient and unstable. Such dentures can make chewing foods difficult, limiting the foods that you once enjoyed. Modern dentistry can help with implant supported fixed set of teeth.
The Implant Supported fixed set of teeth treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by dental implants. Fewer implants are needed and overall treatment time and cost is reduced. An Implant Supported fixed set of teeth solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume. Implant-supported overdentures stay connected with a variety of abutment-based attachments. The appropriate attachment system for your individual needs relates to a variety of factors that is determined early in the treatment. Typically, a temporary set of teeth can be placed on the same day of surgery. The temporary teeth allow you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. After a short healing period, your dentist will place the final fixed set of teeth. Your quality of life is improved, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again with renewed confidence.
IMPLANT SUPPORTED FULL SET OF TEETH OFFER YOU MANY ADVANTAGES:
• A cost effective solution. When compared to some other implant supported restoration methods, your new replacement teeth require fewer implants for each jaw. With fewer implants required, the cost is lowered.
• Reduced need for bone grafting. The special angled placement of two of the implants ensures a secure and stable anchorage for the replaced arch, often making bone grafting unnecessary.
• Faster treatment and healing time. Your replacement arch can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion.
• Scientifically proven and documented. Implant Supported Overdentures have had good clinical outcomes from decade long studies with favorable results.