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Full Lower Replacement

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth - whether it's a new situation or something you have lived with for years - chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Now you can start over! With titanium tooth roots your dentist can offer replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to form a secure foundation for tooth replacement. This concept for oral rehabilitation was developed more than thirty-five years ago by a Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

What Can be Restored?

Life with a full denture means more than just missing your teeth. Problems associated with denture extend far beyond tooth loss, affecting comfort, ability to chew foods, even self-image and social considerations. The challenge is to provide stable function, without using denture adhesives, that will fulfill your expectations for appearance, confidence and security.

Appearance - Besides good function, the ideal replacement must look like natural teeth, both to you and to others. The solutions possible with Nobel Biocare products take advantage of the best appearance possibilities available in dentistry.

Confidence - The ideal replacement for missing teeth must also feel like natural teeth and be easy to keep clean. Knowing your teeth are stable while eating and talking means a lot. It will eliminate the bulkiness and sore gums sometimes associated with dentures.

Security - The long term safety of replacing your lost teeth with dental implants is well established and your doctor will discuss with you a treatment plan designed just for you.

What are the treatment steps?

The first step is the placement of titanium implants to replace lost teeth. These implants will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implants should fuse to the bone.

The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implants and attaching a post to each implant. This completes the foundation on which your teeth will be placed. In some instances, your surgeon may decide to place the posts at the time of the initial surgery.

The final step is the placement of your new teeth by your dentist. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, color and fit, your replacement teeth should blend with your facial characteristics while providing support needed for natural appearance.

My doctor discussed the Patient Removal Option - What are those treatment steps?

The patient removal option allows you to remove the lower implants as needed. The procedure is very similar as described above with some minor changes. The first step is the placement of titanium implants to replace lost teeth. These implants will remain covered underneath the gum for approximately 3 to 6 months. During this time, the implants should fuse to the bone.

The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the implants and attaching a post to each implant.

The final step is the placement of your new teeth by your dentist. First a bar or other attachment will be affixed to the posts, completing the foundation on which your removable restoration will be placed. With techniques that ensure optimal size, shape, color and fit, your replacement teeth should blend with your facial characteristics while providing support needed for natural appearance.

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