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Replacing loss of almost all teeth - Dental Implants Net


There are two alternatives: treatment with a complete dentures or dental implants.

1. Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed in the jawbone after tooth loss to allow an artificial tooth to be placed upon it.
Implant treatment can provide a natural-looking replacement tooth without cutting the healthy neighboring teeth.

2. Complete dentures

These are used to replace missing teeth in people with no remaining teeth in the upper or lower arch.

Advantages & Disadvantages

Treatments Advantages Disadvantages
Dental Implants
  • There is no need to cut down healthy teeth.
  • A natural appearance is provided.
  • No insertion of a foreign substance into the mouth.
  • Possible to chew well.
  • Reduces likelihood of bone loss in the jaw.
  • More expensive than other treatments.
  • A longer treatment period may be required than other treatments.
  • Surgery is required.
Complete dentures
  • There is no need to cut down healthy teeth.
  • The treatment period is shorter than that for an implant restoration.
  • The cost is lower than for an implant restoration.
  • They involve insertion of a foreign substance into the mouth.
  • As the bottom of the denture floats in the mouth, there is concern about denture detachment.
  • It may be difficult to talk.
  • Bone loss in the jaw often cause wrinkles around the mouth.

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