The loss of all the teeth in a jaw is a significant blow to self-esteem, confidence and the ability to chew food, things we largely take for granted when we are dentate. Fortunately implants are able to mange almost any clinical situation that presents. The bone loss that follows tooth extraction also causes the cheeks and lips to fall inwards creating premature aging. This bone loss can also be halted by the use of dental implants.
Following is a real Appletree case that illustrates how implants can be used to address the loss of all teeth.
The treatment plan was to make fixed implant retained upper bridgework and a lower implant over-denture with a view to reducing wrinkles, improving appearance and increasing chewing ability.