Replacing missing teeth with dental implants – is the step, which will sooner or later be made by people who face a variety of dental problems. Nevertheless, the complete absence of teeth or anodontia causes more discomfort, despite the various techniques of restorative dentistry that can help in this case. What modern rehabilitation methods does implant dentistry offer in the absence of teeth?
On the one hand, the reasons and factors that cause anodontia, influence the choice of the rehabilitation method, since when restoring teeth it is important to understand what has caused their loss and how it will affect dental implants or removable dentures. The causes of anodontia include elderly age of patients, injury of jaws, disease of teeth and soft tissues of gums, low immunity, disorders of the endocrine system, genetic predisposition.
Thus, for the successful rehabilitation of these patients, it is important to understand that before placing dental implants or implant-supported dentures it is required to consult with other medical specialists in order to treat the underlying disease, which led to the loss of teeth. To choose the best techniques for restoring the dentition of the upper and lower jaws, a doctor conducts diagnostic examinations, additional tests, analyzes x-ray images or computed tomography data.
The main rehabilitation methods for fully edentulous patients are the use of removable dentures and dental implants. Conventional removable dentures have been used for many years, but, despite this fact, their use delivers a lot of discomfort to patients. They are considered more affordable, but they cause bone atrophy and reduction of its volume under the denture as the usual load of the crown to the root of the tooth is not transferred to the bone. There are also problems with denture fastening. They may fall out of the mouth. This rehabilitation method for edentulous patients requires a special diet in order not to have extra cleaning of the denture. Therefore, dentists state that dental implants are replacing conventional dentures.
A dental implant is a titanium post, which is inserted into the bone, which plays the role of the artificial tooth “root” and provides the strong foundation for either fixed or removable replacement teeth. So, it is possible to restore the entire set of teeth due to four or eight implants placed per jaw, which are not removable.
Thus, the company Bio3 Implants recommends implant-retained dentures which are an excellent way to replace missing teeth for the rehabilitation of fully edentulous patients. The main advantage of their use, according to the specialists of the company, is the secure fastening, comfortable and rapid adaptation after the implant placement, the possibility not to change dietary habits and easy care with the help of a toothbrush. Moreover only dental implants can properly and uniformly transmit the load from the bridge construction or a single crown to the bone that prevents it from atrophy.