Regardless of the course of tooth loss, that fact is not a solution but just a start for a possible cascade of problems:
- psychological discomfort
- unaesthetic smile
- ineffective chewing
- stomach problems as a consequence
- bone loss, deformation of the jaw bone, deformation of the face
- moving of the neighboring teeth
- problems with proper dental hygiene
- jaw parafunctions and dysfunctions
- pain in the crania mandibular joints and masticatory muscles
- and as a consequence loss of other neighboring and antagonistic teeth
Replacing teeth with dental implants
Replacing one tooth
A crown mounted on a dental implant is the best solution, if you have a tooth missing in the upper or lower jaw. The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
SINGLE TOOTH :
Step 1 The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
Step 2 The dental implant is installed in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.
Step 3 The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.
Step 4 The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.
REPLACING SEVERAL TEETH , BRIDGE ON IMPLANTS :
1 Some people loose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.
2 Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.
3 Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.
4 The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth
REPLACING ALL TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS ( fixed option ) ALL ON 6 :
1 If you have lost all of your teeth in one or both of jaws and require the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge on several dental implants is the answer when the prerequisites are met.
2 For a permanently anchored dental implant bridge, several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Because the dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures.
3 The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes.
4 The dental implant bridge is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.
REPLACING ALL TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS (removable option):
1 If you have lost all of your teeth in one or both jaws and require a removable prosthesis that remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis, the overdenture connected to two or more implants is the answer when the prerequisites are met.
2 An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.
3 For the overdenture, either ball abutments or a small bar between the abutments are used. The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.
4 The overdenture is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.