What Options Do I Have If All of My Teeth Are Missing?
There are cases where people are missing all of there teeth and need to have them replaced. In this scenario we will perform one of the following three procedures: Implant-Supported Bridge, Removable Dental Implant Denture supported by one or two implants, Dental Denture Implants that can support a fixed denture hybrid. In summary we can do
Place 6 to 8 implants and restore the mouth with porcelain crowns and bridges
place 2 or 4 implants and a denture on top that is supported by these implants This allows stability of the denture
can place more implants that can support fixed dentures hybrid
Is An Implant-Supported Bridge Right For Me?
The best, but unfortunately most costly, solution to replace your teeth when they are all missing is to get a fixed bridge supported by dental implants. Several implants will be inserted into your jaw bone in order to fuse with the jaw bone. It will take a few months for this process, called osseointegration, to finish. Once it has, the bridge will be installed in your mouth permanently. There is no need to remove it when eating or sleeping as you would have to with a dental implant denture.
Bridge-supported dental implants will feel as if you had natural teeth and look the part too. They are strong and built to last for a long while, but only if they are taken care of properly. Make sure you follow our recommendations to brush and floss twice daily in order to keep them strong and healthy.
The Difference Between a Denture and a Removable Dental Implant Denture
A removable dental implant denture, also known as an overdenture, is another option for those who need to replace their teeth when they are all missing. A dental implant denture does have an advantage over an implant-supported bridge in that you are able to remove the denture to clean the dental denture implants. Although the dental implant denture can be removed and cleaned by you, they should be thoroughly disinfected by a professional every six months.
It is often reported that typical dentures are both uncomfortable and inconvenient. They occasionally cause ulcers due to rubbing against the gums and slip out when speaking. Furthermore, a standard denture does not have the force a dental implant denture has and do not look as aesthetically appealing.
Only two to four dental denture implants are needed in order to support the overdenture. This type of denture will not slip and feels significantly more comfortable than typical dentures. A denture supported by dental denture implants will not cost as much as an implant-supported bridge.
Should I Go For A Fixed Denture Supported by Dental Denture Implants?
A fixed denture supported by dental denture implants is a very good option for patients who are concerned about costs, but want a high quality procedure. Multiple dental denture implants are typically needed for this procedure; four will be inserted into the lower jaw bone while four to six are implanted into the upper jaw bone.
After these dental denture implants to support the dental implant denture have been inserted, you will have to wait up to a few months before the next step can be taken. At your next appointment we will insert the dental implant denture onto the implants by using a metal frame. The artificial gums and teeth will also be attached to the dental implant denture frame.
Unfortunately, you cannot clean the dental denture implants yourself since it permanently fixated. We will clean both your dental implant denture and dental denture implants during your cleaning which is recommended to be scheduled every six months.
The comfort rating for a fixed denture is extremely high and very close to that of an implant-supported bridge. Dental denture implants will allow the denture to be just as strong as natural teeth.