All Teeth on Implants
Lower Full Dentures, and even Upper Full Dentures can be uncomfortable when they have no fixation. Teeth were intended to be fixed to our jaws, to not float around in the mouth on our gums. When Dentures have no way of fixating to the moving jaw, we commonly find patients complain of difficulties in eating, chewing, and speech due to movement and lack of stability.
Fixed Dental Implant Teeth
To fix your Teeth and no longer wear Dentures, then typically five - eight Dental Implants are required. No more Dentures!
The number of dental implants is determined by a number of factors including, bone size, bone strength and bite force factors.
This case is viewable in our Dental Implant Gallery. This Gentleman lost all his lower teeth due to decay, old dentistry and grinding. All teeth were replaced with a Dental Implant Bridge supported entirely on seven Dental Implants.
At Smile Artistry™ we find the first and easiest stage of treatment is placing two or three Dental Implants underneath a Lower Full Denture, providing minimum retention to chew again with confidence. If your existing plate is well fitting it can be connected to the dental implants using a locator attachment that is easily engaged and allows the plate to be removed for cleaning at least twice daily. This is not a life-long treatment, but adding extra implants in the future would give extra stability with the expectation you will receive a longer-lasting treatment.
With Dental Implant - Denture Stabilisation it is VERY IMPORTANT to have routine annual checkups with your Dentist or Prosthetist 'Denture Specialist'. This ensures that relines of your denture are maintained, and your increased chewing force and strength is monitored.
There are limitations in the anatomy of lower jaw structure, including tooth loss and bone volume loss, and position of the lower jaw's dental nerve. During your implant consultation we will refer you for proper Cone-Beam CT Scans to accurately determine the position of these structures.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results will vary.
Read more in Our Informed Consent Document