When all the teeth are missing
In this category all those cases of patients who have lost all of their teeth from either 1 or both jaws are included. The classic approach to restoring total edentulism refers to full dentures.
Unfortunately, there are few cases of patients who cannot tolerate complete dentures for a variety of reasons. In these cases, implants can provide the solution either by constructing immobile fixed bridges or hybrid dentures, or by simply providing implant supported overdentures. It should be emphasized that patients in these cases use temporary prosthetic work until the final work is completed.
Case of total edentulism in the mandible. Five implants were placed in the patient and the temporary prostheses was a total denture. The left end implant (area of #35) was positioned 30 degrees tilted to avoid the mental nerve.