Tooth loss is a common phenomenon, especially with the elderly. Many people opt for dentures as they do not require an invasive procedure and are relatively affordable. However, as your bone and gum structure changes over time, you may find your dentures moving around and causing discomfort.
If you’re tired of loose dentures and having to readjust them every few years, then maybe a more permanent teeth replacement solution, such as full-mouth implant restoration, is for you.
What Is A Full-Mouth Denture Restoration?
A full-mouth denture restoration utilizes dental implants to help stabilize and secure a set of false teeth. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. They are inserted into specific locations in the jaw where they will fuse with the jawbone and act as anchors for your new set of teeth.
In general, there are two types of full-mouth denture restoration options available to you:
- Fixed implant-supported full bridges, which are permanently fixed to the implants
- Removable implant-supported dentures, where your dentures can be clipped on and off the implants
They are sometimes referred to as “all-on-four” since bridges are commonly supported by four dental implants across the top or bottom jaw. If you need a full-mouth implant restoration, you will need eight dental implants in total.
What Are The Benefits Of Full-Mouth Implant Restoration?
A full-mouth implant restoration provides many advantages over other teeth replacement options. This includes:
- They look like natural teeth– dental implants are aesthetic and made specifically to look like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, which can often look too perfect or too white, dental implants use porcelain or resin-composite crowns closely matched in colour to natural teeth. Each crown is also made to fit you and your mouth only!
- They feel like natural teeth– if you’ve had traditional dentures, then you’re no stranger to your dentures shifting when you eat or speak. In contrast, dental implants provide exceptional stability for your dentures or bridges, so much so that they feel and function like natural teeth.
- They’re a long-term solution– with good care and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last you over 40 years. They are a long-term investment!
- Prevent the loss of bone– our jawbone requires stimulation from teeth to maintain its density and volume. While dentures can accelerate the process of bone loss, dental implants can help re-stimulate the jawbone and gums.
If you are frustrated with loose dentures and would like a more stable and comfortable solution, then full-mouth implant restoration may be a solution for you. Your next step would be to speak to a denturist about your eligibility and options.
At Accent Denture Services, our team of experienced denturists are here to work with you to find the best denture option for you. Call us at 905-819-8484 to schedule an appointment at our denture clinic in Mississauga now!