Guide to Complete Tooth Replacement
The information in the Guide to Complete Tooth Replacement provides a comprehensive explanation of the consequences of missing teeth, a comparison of dental implants and dentures, and a detailed description of implant procedures. We encourage you to review all of the pages to help you make an informed decision about your treatment options.
Preferred Method of Complete Tooth Replacement
Dental implant treatment is considered the preferred method of tooth replacement in most situations, particularly for complete tooth replacement. Dentists and dental specialists have successfully utilized this treatment modality to restore normal function, speech, appearance, and health to people who are missing all of their teeth – even in challenging situations.
The images below illustrate some of the treatment options for complete tooth replacement with dental implants.
Some of the benefits of dental implant treatment for complete tooth replacement include:
- Dental implant-supported replacement teeth will prevent further bone resorption (deterioration) caused by tooth loss and wearing dentures.
- Implant-supported replacement teeth are stable and comfortable, improving function and restoring a sense of confidence
- Facial appearance can be improved restoring lost lip support and jaw height, as well as minimizing wrinkles
- Biting and chewing capacity is significantly increased, improving nutrition and overall health
These photos, courtesy of Dr. Aldo Leopardi, demonstrate how dental implant treatment can replace all of the teeth, restoring a fully functional, natural-looking smile.
Patient’s teeth cannot be saved and must be replaced
with upper and lower prostheses and dental implants
Patient’s teeth were replaced with five implants
supporting the lower prosthesis and an upper denture
Patient’s new smile following complete tooth
replacement is functional and beautiful
After years of feeling self conscious about her teeth, this patient finally decided to have all of her upper teeth replaced with implant-supported bridges
X-ray shows eight dental implants replacing the
teeth in the upper jaw to support a full arch bridge
Implant-supported, non-removable bridge
attached to eight dental implants in the upper jaw
Patient’s beautiful smile and confidence completely
restored with dental implant treatment