Consequences of loose or ill-fitting dentures
Discomfort and inconvenience
Like many denture wearers you’re probably unhappy with the fit or comfort of your current dentures.
Ill-fitting dentures can move in your mouth while you eat and speak, creating pressure on your gums and underlying jawbone.
This pressure can lead to painful inflammation and accelerate the changes to your appearance.
Difficulties chewing and speaking
Dentures often make it difficult to chew, which can cause you to stop eating many of the foods you enjoy, or those vital for your nutrition and health.
Additionally, the plastic palate of your current dentures can negatively affect the taste and texture of food.
Your dentures may also impact your ability to pronounce words, leading to uncomfortable conversations with family, friends, and acquaintances.
Changes to your appearance
When your jawbone is no longer stimulated by your own teeth and tooth roots, it will start shrinking.
This shrinking also negatively affects how your dentures fit, leading to repeated visits to your dentist for refitting.
Missing teeth can further affect your appearance, because your lips are no longer supported from the inside. Your chin starts to move forward and upward and your lips turn down.
Thankfully solutions exist to prevent and actually reverse these changes.
The best solution for you
Modern solutions supported by dental implants are the best choice for securing loose or ill-fitting dentures.
Depending on your specific situation, as few as two dental implants can make a big difference in securing your denture, giving you new confidence.
Dental implants, which are placed during a surgical procedure, provide the much-needed stability in your jawbone that has been absent after years of wearing uncomfortable dentures.
New teeth from day one
Receiving dental implants doesn’t mean you will go around without teeth following surgery.
In most cases, your dentist will instruct you to use your existing dentures while the implants are healing and your new restoration is being created.
Removable versus fixed
The biggest decision you and your dentist must make is determining which type of solution is best for you.
Options exist that allow you to remove your restoration for cleaning or have it permanently fixed in your mouth.
However, a fixed solution may be the only choice due to your particular clinical situation.
One specific solution that provides you with superior esthetics and functionality is the Nobel Biocare All-on-4® treatment concept.
The All-on-4® treatment concept
Using only four implants, the All-on-4® treatment concept makes the best use of your available jawbone to provide you a fully functional set of new teeth.
By angling the rear two implants, your new teeth will be securely supported for many years of smiling and eating enjoyment.
As well as being economical, the All-on-4® treatment concept is backed by many years of study and use, proving its effectiveness.
Why the All-on-4® treatment concept?
• Offers you immediate improvement in eating, comfort, esthetics, and speech.
• Treatment time and cost are often less compared with conventional implant treatments.
• Excellent documentation with up to 5 and 10 years of follow-up in upper and lower jaws, respectively.
• Very stable with only four implants.