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Tooth replacement when all teeth are missing

Missing all your teeth can have a devastating impact on quality of life. It often makes people appear older than they actually feel. Conventional solutions include adjusting the denture base to the gum tissue with either a dental adhesive or by holding it in place with a seal along the border of the denture. The success of conventional solutions depends large on the amount of residual bone and soft tissue. The loose attachment of the tooth replacement can also reduce chewing capacity, which can lead to an unbalanced diet and poor digestion-crunchy vegetables and fruits, for example are almost impossible to eat. Bone loss may also progress, and the functionality of the tooth replacement will increasingly diminish. When the palate is covered by an upper denture, a reduction in the sense of taste can also be expected.

  1. Removable tooth replacement on implants.
    A removable prosthetic secured on two or more implants using mechanical anchors, which retain the prosthetic in a very secure way. After placement, an implant-supported prosthesis largely functions and appears just like natural teeth. The sense of taste is also preserved, as the roof of the mouth is not covered with an acrylic denture. Another advantage is that the bridge can be removable for cleaning.

  2. Removable bridge on an implant bar.
    The bar serves as a supporting element for a removable prosthesis and is supported by two or more implants. The prosthetic attaches to the bar to provide secure retention. Here again, the prosthetic can be removable for easy cleaning.

  3. Fixed implant supported bridge.
    A fixed prosthesis consists of a dental implant bridge supported by four or more implants. The prosthesis is fixed firmly to the dental implants and the gum remains free. As a result, taste sensation is maintained. Screw-retained bridges allow teeth to function without restrictions.