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Throughout North America, Europe and Japan, over 240 million people are missing one or more teeth. Reports have shown that people do not intake the proper nutrients when missing teeth, simply because the foods that are chalk full of these vital nutrients are difficult to eat with missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures. Raw vegetables and other crunchy foods are almost impossible to eat. This doesn't usually become significantly better simply by placing a complete denture.
Your Options For Replacing All Your Teeth:
Option #1: Full Denture
If you are placing a full denture or already have one, you are limited to three options for holding the denture in place: denture pastes, stabilizing implants, or a wing and a prayer.
The pastes and creams need to be reapplied often and still can't stand up to the test of eating certain foods. It will only keep the denture in place under minimal pressure.
With dental implants, the denture is held in place securely and will not move under heavy chewing loads. When you look at the chart below, you will see that chewing ability grows exponentially with denture stabilized implants. The chewing capacity is out of 100. Of course, 100 is great and 0 is bad.
Option #2: Implant Over-Denture
A retained denture is clipped onto a bar or ball that is attached to the implant; it can be easily snapped off by the patient.
Option #3: Implant Bone Bridge
No more messy adhesives. No more uncomfortable trays. No more clumsy speech. That means less hassle, discomfort and embarrassment for you. And that also means you can be you again.
Permanent teeth are put in and they stay in for good. That's because they are held in place in the same way that real teeth are. Artificial implants are attached to bone and become the 'roots' that keep the foundation solid. The dental bridge of gums and teeth is then attached to these posts, creating a smile that is custom-fit for you.
The process of creating permanent teeth really is one-of-a-kind. The dental team works hard to match the final product to the patient's formerly healthy teeth. They take into account facial contours, tooth characteristics and daily habits to match the right smile to the right person.
"With my new dental implants, I can now enjoy foods that I haven't been able to in years! I never thought I could chew properly again, but I was wrong. Dental implants have truly been a life saver. Healthier foods, healthier me." D. Mitchel