Missing teeth can cause a range of problems, from practical to emotional. It is difficult to speak correctly or to eat effectively without teeth and it is even more difficult to feel comfortable in different social situations when you have to interact with others.
Fortunately there are several effective aesthetic and functional ways to replace the missing teeth, the most economical of which is the mobile prosthesis or total denture.
It replaces a whole arcade, either superior (maxillary) or inferior (mandible). Mostly, the procedure consists of fingerprints, samples and choices of individualized artificial teeth, mounted in a resin-based gum base, perfectly suited to the bone crest and gum that previously held the natural teeth.
In spite of the gravitational forces, the upper total prosthesis that supports both the palate arch and the palate tends to be much more stable than the inferior, mandibular, which has less support surface and can be dislodged by the movements of the tongue and cheeks. Another problem of total prosthesis is that it exerts non-physiological pressures on the bone and gum below, accelerating resorption, atrophy or bone loss, which in most cases naturally accompanies the loss of teeth. Burning the bone also results in the loss of the denture or fit of the prosthesis, making it wide and unstable. In this case, it must be refilled with acrylic or rebated material. Repeated repetitions over time alter significant loss of jaw bone and cause progressive thickening of the prosthesis. Incorrectly adapted or broad denture should not be worn because it severely affects the gum and bone. The denture should be sanitized daily after meals and worn at night in the mouth, not in the glass, according to the myth.
There are several types of partial prostheses that rest on the teeth adjacent to the teeth-free area. By replacing only a part of the teeth (one or more) they are called “partial”. If they are well made, they have acceptable stability but have multiple disadvantages such as direct or indirect damage to the teeth on which they rest or anchor, nonphysiological movements leading to bone resorption, accumulation of food between them and gum, rather expensive when special anchoring systems are used, etc. Like total prostheses, they are relatively economical (questionable) compared to other variants to replace missing teeth such as bridges or implants. They also have to be periodically controlled and loaded with lining material because they resorb the bone fast and remain large, becoming unstable and retentive for food.
When the patient has no tooth, but the jaw has certain degrees of bone atrophy (resorption), due to special techniques (TotalFix, Fast & amp; Fixed, All-on-4, TotalFix + or Quad Zygoma) implants. It is fixed, rests on the implants and can only be removed by the doctor by unscrewing.
This type of prosthesis always includes a portion of the artificial gum that is designed to compensate for the vertical bone loss the patient suffers from (vertical bone resorption). Otherwise, if artificial gingiva is not desired, the only way is the vertical bone addition that, though not to forget, is a complex surgical procedure, especially when it is performed on the entire jaw, extends with a minimum of one year the duration of the treatment and increases dramatically costs.
Choose Sanelen DENT Clinic
Modern working techniques and devices allow us to perform dental implant treatments in a comfortable environment for you.
Dental implants work and feel just like a natural tooth. Therefore, daily oral hygiene is very important, as well as regular visits to the dentist.
You can go home with temporary teeth on the very same day.
We bring in your experience, technology and state-of-the-art materials to ensure the highest quality dental implants.
Depending on the chosen implant, we offer you a warranty of between 10 and 30 years.