Complete edentulism is a common situation in adults. The resorption of the gingiva due to the wearing of a complete prosthesis is too often a source of discomfort for the patient; think of the difficulty in chewing or even the unpleasant movements of the prosthesis which injure the gums… The patient’s quality of life can be greatly affected.
Dental implantology has reached such a level today that it can very satisfactorily remedy the significant problems caused by total tooth loss.
An implant is a titanium replacement root.
An implant is insensitive, invisible and permanent.
It gradually integrates into the bone through the process of osseointegration. Once integrated into the bone, the dental implant serves as an anchor point for a dental crown or dental prosthesis.
The surgical procedure is simple, safe and creates little discomfort.
More than 2 million dental implants are placed each year.
The success rate for this type of procedure is around 96% worldwide.
The idea of having dental surgery does not appeal to anyone!
Usually under local anesthesia, the placement of dental implants, performed by the dental surgeon, generally causes little pain.
Thanks to implantology, your dental prosthesis will become almost as solid as natural teeth!
Even if it is less frequent, it is just as possible to have a prosthesis on implants for the upper jaw; Ask the denturist, the expert in removable dental prostheses.
The approximate healing time for the lower jaw is two to three months and for the upper jaw six months before moving on to the second stage.
Thepatient can continue to wear his prostheses which will have been modified by the denturist.
The most popular choices with implant denture wearers are; the 4 implants with Locator attachments or with retention bar.
The first step in the fabrication of prostheses is taking impressions. Depending on the number of implants and the type of prosthesis to be made, we take 2 different impressions which will allow us to faithfully produce replicas of your gums and the exact position of the implants. Once this step is completed, we proceed to the manufacture of models which will be used to record all the parameters necessary for the assembly of the teeth. These measurements determine the length of the teeth, the support we want to give to the lips, the position of the jaws in relation to each other, as well as other important technical parameters for precision work that will lead to the success of the work. final.
Then comes the assembly of the teeth on the test models. This step makes it possible to manufacture future prostheses on temporary bases of acrylic and wax, allowing all the previously recorded measurements to be checked in the mouth. During this trial stage, we also check the aesthetic appearance of the future restoration. These verifications will lead either to the final stage of the prostheses, or to a second trial session. It is very important, at this point, to inform us of all the modifications that you would like to make to your future prostheses.
The prostheses should be tried on as many times as necessary to achieve the desired objective. It is only with your approval that we will finish your prostheses.
At the end of the treatment, all the work will be checked, on both sides, by the surgeon and the denturist, who always work in close collaboration.
To find out if implantology is for you, contact us.