Replacing all of your teeth with dental implants

 

Problems with dentures

 

A full set of dentures has traditionally been to replace all missing teeth. Although cosmetically pleasing, the teeth are removable and users report various problems:

  • Dentures are unstable and slip and move. Usually this can be improved by the use of denture fixatives.

  • Dentures can make eating very uncomfortable/painful, and a change of diet is usually required due to the fact that dentures only provide as little as 20% of the function of natural teeth.

  • Many denture wearers report a lack of confidence because of their dentures, usually caused by embarrassing slipping/dropout.

  • The upper denture needs to cover the palate, greatly reducing the ability to enjoy food.

  • Most importantly, bone loss continues often resulting in an exaggerated aged appearance in patients with conventional dentures.


     

Dental implants for improved function and confidence

 

The advantages of considering dental implants are:

They can be used to retain your dentures more confidently, or they can be used to replace all your teeth with a fixed bridge.

Implant dentistry offers removable prostheses and non-removable rows of teeth to restore completely toothless jaws.

The advantages of the two solutions compared to classical adhesive dentures speak for themselves:

  • Prostheses on implants offer secure hold in any situation.

  • The chewing forces are transmitted to the bone. This prevents bone atrophy and thus ensures optimal prosthesis fit in the long term.

  • With implant-anchored prostheses, there are no painful pressure points.

  • The palate remains free from prosthesis material. The sense of taste and thus enjoyment of eating are not impaired.

The most attractive-looking solution for toothless jaws is a row of teeth fixed with screws. It is fixed directly to the implants and usually ends harmoniously at the gums.

  • Dental implants are fixed in bone and will function almost like natural teeth.

  • Dental implant-supported teeth restore function almost the same level as natural teeth.

  • Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.