In the past when someone had lost all of their teeth their only option was to get a full set of dentures. Not only do dentures often become loose or sometimes even fall out while eating or speaking they are also uncomfortable, often times painful to chew with and even cuase a loss of bone around your face and lips which causes visibly early aging.

Today, implants provide a much better permanent solution. You can eat and speak without discomfort or the worry of teeth falling out and your facial appearance is preserved by preventing bone loss.

When it comes to dental implants for someone who has lost all of their teeth there are several options. Which one is right for you depends on several things, your budget, what you want and how much
bone you have. Depending on your situation a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is usually the best permanent solution.

The length of the procedure and the number of visits required depends on each individuals specific conditions.That being said, you can usually plan on about eight to ten visits.

 

Fixed Bridge On Implants

The following procedure is just one of several different options.  You’ll need to consult with your dentist or with Dr Christensen to determine the best solution for you and your specific situation.

Step 1

Examination, X-rays and preparation for procedure.

Step 2

Implants are installed to replace the missing tooth roots.

Step 3

The new bridge is installed on top of the implants.  Completely installing the bridge usually requires 2 to 3 visits.

End Result

The final result will be a strong new set of teeth that will function just like your real teeth used to.

Benefits…

  • Look, feel and function like your natural teeth.
  • Preserves your facial appearance (no bone loss).
  • Much more comfortable than dentures.
  • A permanent and stable solution.

 

Common Questions:

  • How many visits are required? Normally 8 to 10 visits.

 

Alternative To Fixed Bridge On Implants

 

Removable Implant Anchored Overdenture

This is a more affordable option but not as beneficial compared to a fixed bridge.  This is accomplished by installing two or more implants to the front of the jaw which give the ability to anchor down the the full denture.

 

Removable Full Denture

This option usually should be avoided if possible as it is loosely placed on the gum and not secured by any implant.  It is an inexpensive option that is easily installed which are really the only two benefits.