What about Partial Dentures and Holding on to Badly Diseased Teeth?
Partial Dentures Cause Bone and Tooth Loss Too!
At the end of 5 years, only 40% of partial denture wearers are still wearing the partial denture made for them. Those patients still wearing partial dentures are all losing bone! What is the use and value of that?
- Of those wearing a partial, 50% chew better without it!
- In one study, after 8 years, 40% of teeth which hook to the partial were lost through decay or fracture.
- Partials exert pressure on the gum and bone causing bone loss which makes the partial even more difficult to wear.
- Even though partial dentures are proven to cause more tooth loss some dentists are recommending them. Needless to say, this device doesn’t have a place in the Dr. Jivraj’s AO4+ Smile Solution.
Holding onto Diseased Teeth Too Long Can Actually Destroy Your Jaw Bones!
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a very destructive process that not only causes loss of teeth but also the remaining bone. Many people as a result of their deep desire to keep their teeth and who are trying to avoid dentures are suffering with severely diseased teeth.
The damage caused by this disease is often extensive and permanent. This causes severe loss of bone that could have been used to support implants!
It is possible that these teeth can be removed and also possible to have a complete restoration of function without full dentures.
Sometimes it is possible to treat some of these teeth and incorporate them, along with dental implants, into a fixed, non-removable full set of teeth.
The critical thing to understand is that it is detrimental to your health and your tooth replacement options to hold onto long standing diseased teeth.
Dental Implants Even More Predictable than Dental “Bridges”
Several studies have been published which indicate dental implant treatment of the patient with missing teeth is more predictable long term than many other more typical therapies in dentistry, including the often used 4 tooth fixed bridge.
The success rate for 4 tooth bridges on natural teeth is about 85% over a 5-10-year period.
For implant supported teeth the success rate is 90% or more for the same period of time.
A study by Branemark reported a 93% success rate over the last ten years for the subperiosteal implant (a particular implant type that sits on the bone under the gum). Turner and Small have scientifically reported success rates between 94% and 98% for the last ten years.
All of these studies reported implant treatment for lower jaws with no lower teeth. This is particularly good news because the lower denture is the one that is the most problematic.
Of course, success cannot be guaranteed, but it is nice to know that success rates are so high.
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