It’s no secret that severely distressed teeth can take an immense toll on a person’s overall quality of life. In addition to the oral and physical health complications that stem from poor dental health, missing and/or severely damaged or decaying teeth can sap a person’s self-esteem, drain their confidence, and even make routine things like eating and speaking difficult.
Fortunately, our team of dental professionals at iSmile Dental offer a durable solution to even the most severe cases of damaged or missing teeth. Full mouth dental implants replace a patient’s entire tooth and root structure, completely recrafting and re-engineering your natural smile back to a state of perfection.
Be sure to call us today to learn more about full mouth dental implants, and whether or not full mouth reconstruction is an option for you.
Depending on each patient’s unique situation, there are a variety of full mouth dental implant options that can help correct missing and/or otherwise severely damaged teeth. Dental implants remove entire tooth and root structures both above and below the gumline, replacing them with durable, custom-fabricated alternatives that look, feel and function just like normal teeth.
In the event of a single missing or damaged tooth (often due to injury or physical impact), single dental implants offer a permanent replacement of both the cap and root for a single tooth.
Similar to single implants, implant supported bridges are often the best choice in the event of severe physical damage or decay to several adjacent teeth.
Implant supported dentures can restore a patient’s full arch of teeth at a fraction of the cost of full mouth implants.
For more severe cases of missing teeth, full arch implants involve the surgical installation of four to six implant posts to replace a patient’s full arch of teeth.
The cost of full mouth dental implants is a major point of consideration for many patients when it comes to making the decision between implants and traditional (removable) dentures. Indeed, whole mouth dental implants cost more initially than a custom set of removable dentures. In the long run, however, fixed implants often end up being the more economical option due to their longevity, durability and decreased need for repair and maintenance.
Many patients are put off from full mouth dental implants on the assumption that the procedure is a long, complicated and/or overly painful one. In reality, full mouth implants are often convenient and relatively pain-free.
The first step of the full mouth dental implant process is an in-depth consultation with our professional dental team. Adequate oral health (i.e., absence of severe oral disease) and sufficient jawbone tissue are required for full mouth implant procedures, which is why it is necessary for our dentists to conduct an in-depth examination and consultation with each dental implant candidate.
If you are deemed eligible for full mouth implants, the next step after consultation is surgery. Surgery involves the removal of the entire missing or damaged tooth and root structure, as well as placement of a fixed titanium post (or posts), which will act as a permanent anchor for installation of a patient’s new replacement teeth. Full sedation options are available, as deemed eligible by each patient’s medical and oral health history.
After surgery, it can take anywhere from three to six months for the titanium post(s) to permanently fuse with the jawbone. During this time, our team of dental professionals will monitor the healing process during one or more check-up appointments. Depending on the rate of healing and jawbone fusion, our team at iSmile Dental will schedule an appointment for the final placement of a patient’s new replacement teeth.
After the titanium post(s) have sufficiently fused with the jawbone, we will install the patient’s new set of replacement teeth, thus completing the full mouth dental implant process.
Full mouth dental implants offer an opportunity for patients to re-engineer their oral health, and re-establish a life that involves a brilliant and magnetic smile. Even in the most severe cases of full or partially missing teeth, dental implants offer a truly life-changing transformation!
If you’re ready to take control of your oral health and set out on a path to new teeth and a brand-new smile, give our office a call today. We accept most major dental insurance providers, and also offer affordable financing options that provide practical and accessible options for patients of any budget.
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