Missing All of Your Teeth
If you are missing all of your teeth, there are numerous options to consider, from several implants that attach to and stabilize your denture, all the way to a complete oral rehabilitation that results in a completely fixed restoration that resembles and functions just like your original teeth.
Dental Implants vs. Conventional Dentures
One of our favorite and most rewarding procedures is helping patients just like you, who are unsatisfied with their current dentures. Through the use of dental implants we are able to provide secure support and comfort for your dentures.
The majority of our patients are extremely thrilled with the outcome, and report a significantly improved quality of life compared to conventional dentures. Some common findings after dental implant treatment are
- Looking and feeling younger
- Improved speech and comfort in social situations
- No more embarrassment by wobbling clicking dentures
- The ability to eat healthy everyday foods comfortably
- Eliminate the constant daily frustrations of poorly fitting dentures
- Say goodbye to denture adhesives
- Long term research backed solution
- Bone around dental implants is preserved
Over the long term, the loss of bone that is associated with conventional dentures leads to resorption of the jawbone often resulting in a collapsed, unattractive smile. Our patients typically report that their dental implants are more esthetic and easier to maintain than their previous conventional dentures.
Bone is maintained by the presence of natural teeth or implants (a). Bone loss occurs with the loss of teeth (b). Conventional dentures may contribute to the loss of bone in the area where teeth are missing. As the image above shows, (a) the presence of natural teeth preserves the jawbone. When a tooth is missing, as in illustration (b), the bone may erode and weaken until it becomes necessary for a bone graft to be placed in order to facilitate dental implant placement. When a missing tooth is replaced by a dental implant, the fusion, or osseointegration, of the implant and bone provides stability, just as the natural tooth did.
Below are some brief animations that explore the different options for patients who are missing all of their teeth
Two implant overdenture with attachments
Cast bar overdenture
Milled Bar overdenture with attachments
Full arch screw retained Porcelain Bridge on implants
Nobel all-on-4 type screw retained denture