It’s difficult to have a straightforward smile when you’re missing teeth. Apart from the purely aesthetic aspect, edentulism can also cause long-term health problems, such as problems with chewing, eating and jaw muscles.


The causes of edentulism vary from patient to patient, ranging from shock requiring removal of the tooth to various pathologies.

The most common causes include :

  • untreated decay;
  • traumatic shock;
  • periodontal disease (mainly periodontitis).


There are several dental treatment options for replacing one or more missing teeth and restoring a full, functional smile.

To replace a missing tooth, the dental surgeon first checks that the jawbone is in good condition. In the event of bone pathology, infection or malignant tumour, the condition must be treated before the prosthesis is fitted.
To avoid allowing bone loss to progress too quickly, any periodontal disease must be treated quickly before considering implantology or cosmetic treatment. Assisted LASER treatments, which are painless and effective, make it possible to treat the disease so that implant and aesthetic treatments can be carried out calmly and sustainably.

Our solutions fall into two categories:

Fixed solutions : Fixed options provide optimal stability and integration in the mouth, ensuring greater comfort during activities such as chewing and speaking. They tend to require fewer adjustments and less maintenance, which contributes to greater durability over time. What’s more, these fixed solutions can help preserve bone integrity, promoting the overall long-term health of the mouth.

  • Dental implants: Dental implants are artificial titanium roots inserted into the jawbone, providing a solid base for dental crowns. They provide a permanent, lasting replacement for one or more missing teeth. After implantation, a healing period called osseointegration occurs, during which the bone fuses with the implant. A dental prosthesis is then attached to the implant, providing an artificial tooth that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The advantages of dental implants include stability, bone preservation and improved chewing function, but their suitability requires individual assessment.
  • Dental bridges: Dental bridges are fixed prostheses resting on the teeth adjacent to the edentulous space. They consist of artificial teeth supported by dental crowns, offering an aesthetic and functional solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. Creating a bridge involves preparing the adjacent teeth and fixing dental crowns that support the artificial teeth. This device restores the appearance of the smile, chewing function and alignment of the teeth, but requires good oral hygiene to prevent potential problems.

The removable solution: Removable partial dentures are essential for restoring chewing function and dental aesthetics. Their removability makes them more affordable than fixed solutions such as implants. However, despite this financial advantage, it is important to note that these prostheses can sometimes cause discomfort and embarrassment for users, requiring a period of adaptation to their presence in the mouth. In contrast, fixed solutions offer better integration and greater durability in the oral cavity.

  • Removable partial dentures: Removable partial dentures are substitutes for one or more missing teeth. They rest on the gums and attach to the existing natural teeth to hold them in place. They are preferred when several teeth are missing from a jaw, but there are still natural teeth to support them. Adapted to the shape of the patient’s mouth, they can be easily removed for cleaning and regular care.

Total edentulism: complete reconstructions in implantology

The total loss of teeth, known as total edentulism, can have a significant impact on daily life, affecting mastication, speech, as well as general and psychological health. This condition can lead to a profound complex, often associated with social withdrawal.

Before any operation is undertaken, an implant assessment is carried out to evaluate the strength of the bone structure in preparation for implant placement. In addition, if there are any doubts about periodontal health, a periodontal check-up may be carried out, as the presence of periodontal disease can seriously compromise the results and durability of treatment.

For the complete restoration of teeth, the ‘All-on-6′ procedure is recommended for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth in one jaw and are looking for a complete fixed solution. This method carefully involves the placement of six dental implants into the jawbone to support a complete fixed dental prosthesis. This approach allows the entire dentition to be restored with just six implants, offering greater stability and functionality than traditional removable dentures. Following implant placement, an immediate dental prosthesis is fitted, offering a functional and aesthetic solution as soon as the procedure is complete.

The implantology team at Clinique Sana Oris is constantly striving to improve its skills. We are deeply convinced of the importance of providing the best possible treatment, even in the most complex cases. We understand the discomfort and lack of self-confidence associated with tooth loss. That’s why we’re committed to remaining at the forefront of implant dentistry, restoring our patients’ smiles in as little as 24 hours.

Implantology procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic, ensuring pain-free treatment. Accessible from the end of growth, implantology is aimed at all age groups. In some cases, the dental surgeon may consider it necessary to thicken the gum around the tooth to be protected by using a gum graft.


Dental implantology offers natural and often imperceptible results. Patients can smile again without being limited by their complexes.

Regular follow-up is necessary to ensure that the results of edentulism treatment last and that no other oral or dental problems threaten the results of the treatment. We guarantee our prostheses for 5 years.

Our team will be happy to give you a quick consultation to discuss the various treatments and the best solutions for you.



After an initial consultation, your dental surgeon and his team will tell you about the fees charged, depending on the procedure required to correct edentulism.

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