Edentulism or toothlessness is the condition of being toothless to at least some degree. Loss of some teeth is called partial edentulism, whereas loss of all teeth is called complete edentulism. Among other things, teeth serve to support the lips and cheeks, providing for a fuller, more aesthetically pleasing appearance,maintaining an individual's vertical dimension of occlusion, along with the tongue and lips, allowing for the proper pronunciation of various sounds andpreserving and maintaining the height of the alveolar ridge. And, of course tocut, grind, and otherwise chew food.
Let us not forget the psychological impact of tooth loss either. Tooth loss has been show to generally lower a patient's quality of life, with this compromised oral function leading to decreased self-esteem and a decline is psychological well-being.
The All-on-4 treatment offered at Victoria Street Dental involves placing four dental implants in the lower jaw and then fabricating a fixed implant bridge to be screwed down onto the implants. They can also be placed in the upper jaw. This is as close as you can get to reinstating your own teeth. The implant supported bridge needs to be brushed and cleaned just like real teeth. In other words, no more removable dentures, you can just enjoy the comfort and confidence of an implant supported full arch bridge.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone beneath your gum to replicate the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant has integrated and healed it can then provide a strong foundation for a dental crown to be placed onto the dental implant to mimic the missing tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a whole arch of teeth.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them, so for more information on dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and toothache pain relief please go to http://www.victoriastreetdental.co.nz .