What instead of dentures?
In the case of the loss of many teeth or toothlessness, the most common solution is dentures. Thanks to the prosthesis, you can get rid of many problems caused by missing teeth. But if it is not well fitted or cared for properly, it can lead to a host of new problems.
Irritated gums and mouth
Some people who wear dentures suffer from oral yeast infections that persist on their dentures if they are not fitted properly.
Losing a tooth disrupts the relationship between the teeth and the bone. The gingiva and bone are no longer stimulated enough by the teeth and their roots, and therefore the jaw bone begins to atrophy and the gums droop. When this happens, the denture becomes loose and needs to be adjusted. Loose dentures can cause painful pressure in some places as well as painful inflammation. Denture fixation creams only provide temporary relief and should be used sparingly. Frequent use of more and more such cream can be tedious, time-consuming and often distressing for people wearing dentures.
Difficulty eating, talking and smiling
Anyone wearing a prosthesis certainly knows the feeling of not being able to eat what they like. Or maybe he even feels uncomfortable smiling or speaking in public because of fear of falling out of the prosthesis in the presence of other people.
How can dental implant solutions help?
It is widely believed that dental implants are the most effective method of restoring missing teeth today because they offer many significant benefits to patients.
Eating and talking the right way
Healthy jaw bone and teeth make the face look younger
Stable and well-fitted
A long-lasting and effective solution
A modern dental implant looks like a real tooth. Its color, shape and contour are adjusted to be the same as your previous teeth. The result will be a natural smile that will restore self-confidence and quality of life. With the new shiny teeth visible on the outside, well-being will also return.
It is a solution related to the use of dental implants designed for people without teeth. If your teeth need to be extracted or you don’t want to live without teeth anymore, the All-on-4® treatment concept may be the right solution for you. In just four dental implants, all missing teeth can be rebuilt with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.
This technique has a number of advantages:
Shorter treatment times, lower costs. The small number of implants needed when using this concept significantly reduces treatment time, and often makes it more cost-effective than other comparable options. The very complex way of placing implants at the back of the mouth makes it a treatment option for patients with significantly reduced jaw bone due to years of toothless life.
Permanent teeth on the day of the procedure. Depending on the individual condition of the dentition, the dentist may attach a temporary bridge to the implants on the day of the procedure. This means that you can leave the office with a full set of teeth and return to your daily activities. After a certain time of healing, the dentist will replace the temporary bridge with the final one created in the dental laboratory.
Talk to your dentist to find out if the All-on-4® treatment concept is the right fit.
Denture on two implants
In the case of complete tooth loss (maxillary or mandibular edentulousness), the basic method of treatment used for decades was the implementation of complete dentures, settling on the mucosa. Long-term use of such prostheses leads to the loss of the alveolar bone, which may result in the lack of a substrate for the next prosthesis after several years. Complete dentures cause significant discomfort during use. The use of commonly available denture adhesives is often not enough to maintain it properly. This causes stress that the prosthesis could shift or even fall out at any moment.
A prosthesis on 2 implants solves all the above-mentioned problems.
The prosthetic work is attached to the base (implants implanted in the bone) by means of retention elements. These elements in the form of balls or tenants are attached to the implants. The denture has places to attach a ball or other retention element mounted on the implant. All elements responsible for maintaining the prosthesis are replaceable if necessary.
The system of fixing the denture on the retention elements (balls, locators) significantly increases the comfort of wearing the denture. This solution completely eliminates the problem of the prosthesis falling off.