Major Dental Clinics

Dentist Milwaukee & Chicago Dental Specialists Group

All Missing Teeth

Missing a single tooth can go as far as affecting a patient’s chewing and speaking abilities, as well as their self-confidence.  The more teeth that go missing, the worse these conditions become and all missing teeth may have different and more serious health issues altogether. Missing all teeth may make it impossible for patients to chew solid foods. It may also cause their faces to sag and contribute to rapid bone loss (resorption).  Teeth are necessary for bones to maintain their shape and strength. Major Dental Clinics offers our patients a variety of treatment options that are customized to our patient’s needs.

If you are missing all of your teeth, you may be eligible for:

  • Conventional Dentures
  • Implant Overdentures
  • Implants

Why would one consider implant overdentures vs conventional dentures?

The main reason why people complain about their dentures is that the dentures move away from their gums. When the tongue pushes on the denture from behind during speech or chewing, the denture moves away from its original space. When there is contact w/ opposing denture or teeth, the denture gets pushed into the gum. If the denture is not aligned properly, this can cause sore spots and overall soreness for the patient. This is how dentures become uncomfortable, not to mention the embarrassment that comes with dentures randomly falling out of the patients mouth. Clips or attachment systems can retain the denture and prevent upward movement, or movement away from the patients gum. This system is ideally utilized when there is contact with the opposing dentition; the denture sits in place and does not cause injury to tissue.

What are Implants?

A dental implant is a titanium screw similar to that used by orthopedic surgeons. The fixture is allowed stay under the gum for approximately 4 to 6 months which facilitates bone to implant bonding. The process of bone covering the implant surface, called “osseointegration”, makes the screw solid enough for us to use it as tooth. The key element of osseointegration is the fact that the fixture must not move within the bone in order to allow for bone to implant bonding. Once healing process is complete, the restoration may continue.

Click here to learn more about the revolutionary All-on-4 Immediate Implant Procedure.