Patient flyer: Edentulous patient
Dentures are not the only answer False teeth have been around for millennia. Humans have fashioned all sorts of materials together in an attempt to eat in order to survive. Over the centuries they have been made of everything from bone to wood, that resulted in ill-fitting, painful, noisy tooth substitutes. Things improved in the last century with the advent of resins. Conventional dentures can now be made to look very natural. Fit and function have been improved, but they fall short of natural teeth. A full denture affects speech and taste, and though it restores the ability to chew, it does nothing to retain the bone. Smile broadly, speak confidently and eat freely Enjoy life to the fullest thanks to modern implant solutions. Implant-based full mouth restorations combine the optimum aesthetics of loose dentures with the additional stability and comfort that allows you to chew your food with confidence. Gone are adhesives, impaired taste, slipping, abrasion, clicking and awkward speech. And they are more attractive than conventional dentures. Advantages of modern implants Full jaw Implant solutions are completely secure and stable Comfortable, with a natural look and feel Made of safe, tested biocompatible materials that fully bond with the jawbone Restore complete chewing function Preserve bone and facial structure Allow you to speak, eat and smile with confidence Normal taste is unimpaired Will last a lifetime with proper care A custom-made solution to restore your quality of life Each restoration is custom-made and securely attached to an implant system. It is also carefully shaped and colored for the most natural look. Ask your dentist for the right solution for you. Below is an introduction to the three more popular options. Snap-in overdentures on implants provide stable versa- tility. They easily snap into two or more implant posts and are completely secure. They are easily removed for cleaning and are a cost-effective option. Fixed dentures on implants offer absolute comfort and security by permanently attaching a denture onto implants. The look and feel is completely natural. Your dentist can remove them periodically for maintenance. Snap-in overdentures on an implant bar. When added stability is needed a dental bar is installed on two or more implants. This creates a solid foundation. For cleaning and maintenance, you dentist can easily remove the denture for you.