Can You Get Dental Implants If You Have No Teeth?
When it come to replacing missing teeth, there are several different treatment options to consider. However, if you have no teeth, your options may be limited due to bone loss. With advancements in technology, that may not be the case anymore.
The most common option for replacing a full set of teeth is dentures, but they are not the most effective and long-term solution. At TeethNow, we strive to provide our patients with the best treatment option possible, and we believe dental implants offer multiple advantages compared to other treatment options, especially dentures.
I Have No Teeth – What Are My Options?
One of the main concerns when it comes to dental implants is making sure the jaw bone density of the patient is strong enough and high enough to properly insert and support the dental implants. Having no teeth causes the jaw bone to weaken and diminish over time. At times, bone grafting may be needed in order have enough stability to support the dental implant. The comfort level of dental implants also makes them the natural choice for a full-mouth restoration.
Rather than having to deal with the hassle and discomfort of conventional dentures, people opt out for single tooth implant with a crown, dental implant-supported denture, or the All-on-4™ technique. Each of these options have do in fact replace missing teeth, however, each have their own advantages that make them the better solution.
Single Tooth Implant With Crown.
Single tooth implants can be used for patients who need to replace one or multiple teeth. The dental implant is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The dental implant acts as the artificial root and anchors the replacement tooth, or crown. Once the implant is integrated with the bone, a crown is then attached to the implant and replaces the missing space left by the missing tooth. With this option you can have your teeth individually replaced so they will appear to be growing out of your gum, making them look more like natural teeth. This option usually requires eight or more dental implants.
In order for this procedure to be successful, the patient must have a strong enough jaw bone to support the implant as well as healthy surrounding gum tissue and teeth. If the jaw bone is not dense enough, bone grafting may be required.
All-on-4™ Fixed Bridge.
The All-on-4™ treatment is an advanced, minimally invasive solution for replacing teeth. The treatment is a full-arch restoration with the use of only four dental implants, two of which are inserted at a 45 degree angle in the posterior of the jaw. By inserting the implants at angle, we are able to utilize the available bone, avoiding the need of any bone grafting. This helps preserve the bone and soft tissue.
With this technique, patients can receive a fully-functioning, brand new smile in a shorter procedure time. Compared to natural teeth, this procedure improves functionality to 90%. They allow you to eat the foods you want comfortably and you are able to clean the fixed implant bridge as if they were natural teeth.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures.
There are numerous advantages that dental implants provide. Other than looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant supported dentures are designed to be a long-lasting solution. They are much more and stable compared to conventional dentures because they are fixed to the jaw bone.
The most beneficial advantage of implant supported full dentures is that the bonded bridge is supported by implants rather than the surrounding teeth. When utilizing conventional dentures, over time, recession of the jaw bone occurs which can lead to a collapsed smile. The integration with the jaw bone helps keep the jaw bone healthy and intact, providing constant support for the dental implants.
TeethNow Can Restore Your Smile!
At TeethNow, we understand that having missing teeth can affect your self-confidence and keep you from showing your smile; that is why we are here to help! Our All-on-4™ procedure can give you the beautiful smile of your dreams. This is our most affordable procedure for patients wanting to replace a full set of teeth. For many patients who utilize dentures, dental implants were not an option due to the high cost. Now, with the All-on-4™ procedure you can get rid of your denture and have a fixed set of teeth in just one dental appointment!
Normally, about 6 to 10 dental implants are needed to support a fixed full denture, along with additional bone grafting. With the All-on-4™ technique we are able to attach a fixed full denture with as little as 4 to 6 dental implants. The dental implants are inserted at a 45 degree angle which drastically increases their strength, making them more durable and stable to support the fixed full denture.
If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth and want to know more about the All-on-4™ procedure, schedule an appointment online or call (877) 447-6768.