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Why do prostheses cause problems?
In case of losing many teeth or toothlessness, the most common solution is to use prostheses – a so-called false teeth. A prosthesis may eliminate many problems caused by missing teeth, but if it is not well-fitted, or a patient does not maintain it properly, it may lead to a series of other problems.
- Irritated gums and oral cavity
Some people with a prosthesis suffer from oral cavity infections caused by saccharomycetes which live on prostheses which are not well-fitted.
- Moving prostheses
The loss of teeth distorts mutual relations between teeth and bones. Gums and bones are not sufficiently stimulated by teeth and their roots, as a result of which the jawbone start to recede and gums drop. When that happens, a prosthesis becomes loose and requires adjustment. Loose prostheses may put painful pressure on certain points and cause painful inflammations. Denture fixative creams give temporary relief and should be used only occasionally. Frequently using more and more of such cream can be arduous, time-consuming, and unpleasant for those who wear prostheses.
- When it’s hard to eat, speak, and smile
Everyone who wears prostheses knows the feeling when you cannot eat what you like. You may feel uncomfortable when you smile or speak in public, in fear that the prosthesis falls out when you are among other people.
Advanced solutions involving dental implants can help such patients eliminate these problems and restore all teeth functionalities, a natural look, and well-being.
How can solutions involving dental implants help?
It is commonly believed that dental implants are the most effective ones among the currently used methods of reconstructing missing teeth, as they provide patients with many significant benefits.
An advanced dental implant looks like a real tooth. Its colour, shape, and contour are adjusted to imitate a person’s previous, real tooth. As a result, you get a natural smile, which will give you more self-confidence and improve the quality of your life. With new, shiny teeth visible on the outside, you will also feel better inside.
Correct eating and articulation
Have you had to give up your favorite meals after losing your teeth? Do you feel embarrassed during a conversation because dentures or missing teeth make it impossible to speak clearly? Dental implants will restore all these functions of your real teeth. Regardless of how hard, crunchy, chewy you like your meals, dental implants will restore all products to your menu. They will also allow for clear articulation during long conversations with your friends.
Younger face with a healthy jawbone and teeth
Solutions involving dental implants stimulate the jawbone which could have suffered for many years of using ill-fitted prostheses. Dental implants start a process called osseointegration (derived from Latin “ossum” meaning bone) in the jawbone, during which an implant connects with the bone and keeps it in its previous position. More good news! A sufficient amount of jawbone and a full set of teeth which hold your lips from the inside may ensure a younger look.
Stable and well-matched
Forget about uncomfortable, moving prostheses. Because dental implants are adjusted to the jawbone, this solution is much more stable and comfortable than prostheses. What is more, implants are made of biocompatible materials, which means that human body will tolerate them better.
Long-term and effective solution
Dental implants are very durable and long-lasting. Proper care and good hygiene of one’s oral cavity will ensure long life of implants, even to the end of a patient’s life. From the moment the first advanced implants were used in 1965, many years of research on their functionality and stability have passed, and this solution is still being developed.
It is believed that implant treatment is a long-term investment in health and well-being – therefore, an investment in your life. In comparison with other reconstruction methods, implant costs may initially seem higher. However, higher maintenance costs, a possibility of continuing jawbone recession and, finally, the loss of more teeth may increase long-term costs of other reconstruction methods.
All-on-4® treatment concept
This solution involves using dental implants and has been designed for patients with no teeth. If you need to have your teeth extracted or you no longer want to live without teeth, All-on-4® treatment concept may be the right solution for you.
Only four dental implants are sufficient to reconstruct all missing teeth with the use of All-on-4® concept.
This technique has several advantages:
- Shorter treatment time, lower costs. Few implants necessary in this treatment significantly reduce the treatment time and, quite often, make this solution more cost-efficient than other comparable possibilities. A very complex method of placing implants in the posterior part of the oral cavity makes this option suitable for patients with a significantly reduced jawbone resulting from living for a long time without teeth.
- Permanent teeth already on the day of the procedure. Depending on one’s individual teeth condition, a dentist may fix a temporary bridge to implants already on the day of the procedure. This means that you can leave the clinic with a full set of teeth and go back to your everyday activities. After a specific recovery time, your dentist will replace the temporary bridge with a final one created in a dental lab.Talk to your dentist and find out if All-on-4® concept is the right solution for you.
One prosthesis on two implants
For several dozens of years, a basic treatment method used in the case of all teeth missing (toothlessness of a maxilla or a mandible) was to use complete denture prostheses fixed on mucous membrane.
Long years of using such prostheses causes the loss of alveolar bone, which may lead to the lack of basis for the next prostheses after several years. Complete prostheses cause significant discomfort in the course of their usage. Using commonly available prosthetic adhesives often does not suffice to ensure prosthesis proper maintenance, generating stress of the prosthesis moving or even falling out any moment.
A prosthesis on 2 implants solves all problems presented above.
Prosthetic restoration is fixed to the base (implants fixed in the bone) with retention elements. These elements in the form of balls or locators are fixed to implants, and the prosthesis has special points to fix balls or other retention elements mounted on the implant. All elements responsible for holding the prosthesis can be replaced when necessary.
The system that fixes the prosthesis on retention elements (balls, locators) significantly increases the comfort of using the prosthesis. Such a solution completely eliminates the problem of the prosthesis coming off.