Prostheses on Implants

If you have lost all your upper or lower teeth, dental implants are a solution worth considering very seriously.

Advantages of Dental Implants for Completely Toothless Individuals

Would you like to enjoy eating everything that you want once again? Implants can make this possible and reinforced chewing will improve digestion and the absorption of food.

Are you afraid to lose your dentures when you laugh or sneeze? Does your loose dentures make it more difficult for you to speak? Dental implants can resolve all these problems and restore your self-confidence.

Facial Deformation

The loss of all one’s teeth has major consequences on the shape of the face.

When food is chewed with the natural teeth, the pressure applied by the roots of the teeth on the jaws stimulates the regeneration of bone cells. When a fallen tooth is not replaced by an implant, the bone is no longer stimulated and there is gradual bone mass loss.

This phenomenon can easily be observed, since a shorter distance between the nose and chin of toothless individuals becomes obvious. In addition, the mouth recedes further back from the chin and the lips are thinner. All these changes make the facial features less balanced overall.

The poor chewing of toothless individuals also affects face muscles. Since they are seldom used, the skin of their face tends to sag and show signs of premature aging.

Prostheses Stabilized with Implants

This type of prosthesis is fixed with two to four implants, but it can be removed. The prosthesis is always supported by the gums, but the implants provide more stability.

Advantages:

  • Affordable solution;
  • More comfortable than dentures;
  • Few food restrictions;
  • Less bone loss and muscle atrophy.

Prostheses Fixed on Implants

Instead of being supported by the gums, this type of prosthesis is fixed on four to eight implants. Sometimes, a metal bar in integrated into the prosthesis.

Advantages:

  • Never moves;
  • Very comfortable;
  • No food restrictions;
  • No bone loss and muscle atrophy.

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