The moment someone looses all his teeth and has to wear a denture, is one of the most difficult in life.
There is usually a significant psychological stress, since for most people the loss of natural teeth symbolizes the loss of youth.
Even when our patients manage to overcome their initial fears and get used to the idea of dentures, they still need time to be able to comfortably use their new set of teeth for speech and mastication.
Our patients often wonder, if the denture can be more stable. A full denture can not be stable by itself.
There are ways to improve the behavior of a denture, but it is impossible for a denture especially in the lower jaw to be perfectly stable without help.
Dental implants have helped thousands of people improve the quality of their lives. Treatment with dental implants require time and money though. How are you going to make sure that your implants will last a lifetime?
The quick answer is by taking good care of them and by visiting your dentist regularly. Let me explain myself more.
Dental implants do not have the common tooth structure. They don't have enamel and dentin that warn us if they are threatend by decay. Dental implants do not get decay. The problem they are more possible to encounter is called peri-implantitis and is a disease that results in bone loss, implant mobility and finally the loss of your implant.
Implant treatment takes time, because of the osseointegration phase. Provisional or temporary prostheses are often needed during your implant treatment, depending on your case.
If for example, you are missing one or more anterior teeth, then a provisional is extremely important for esthetic purposes mostly. A Maryland bridge or a removable acrylic prosthesis can be of a great help.
In case you are missing one or more posterior teeth, you may or may not need a provisional prosthesis. If you can chew with the rest of your teeth or the missing teeth do not show during function, then staying without a temporary restoration may be a choice.
Kids are kids. They play a lot, run a lot, hurt themselves a lot.
Sometimes injuries in children result in a tooth loss. There are also cases of children that are missing some teeth congenitally.
Most of these cases are being treated with dental implants nowadays. Teenagers and their parents are often concerned about the time the tooth can be replaced with a new one and keep asking if they can have a dental implant placed as soon as possible.
If you are looking for information on dental implants in our webpage or on the internet in general, you'll probably come across a lot of posts that usually describe all their advantages.This post will actually describe all their disadvantages, in an effort to give you a more complete description of this treatment modality.
Dental implants are being used for 35 years for prosthetic treatment of partially or fully edentoulous people.
Research and clinical practice have proved that they can change radically the lives of people who have lost one or more teeth and give back to them their missing self confidence.
Lately people call my practice, e mail or visit me for an initial consultation expressing major concerns about the prices of dental implants.
Talking to them, i realize that in Athens most implants cost somewhere between 1000 to 2000 Euros for the placement and their restoration. What causes such a huge difference in price? How can a patient decide the dentist to treat him or her, if the cost is so different between them?
If you lost a tooth and want to have it replaced, then you probably faced the dilemma of choosing between a three-unit bridge and a dental implant.
Dental implants are the most successful type of treatment that dentistry has to offer and even though three-unit bridges have successfully been used for several years, the excellent survival rates of implants prove that this treatment modality is here to stay for good.
Lets discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each solution separately.
An excellent solution for totally edentulous patients is a fixed prosthesis supported by dental implants.
A fixed implant prosthesis provides our patients with comfort and self-confidence.
When you finish the treatment you will be able to feel like when you had your natural teeth.