Full mouth dental implants come in handy in many situations. A person who suffers from gum disease is likely to have loose and missing teeth. So is a person with severe and extensive tooth decay. The same goes for a person whose teeth are worn out because of chronic teeth grinding/bruxism.
When you are missing most or all of your teeth, you will need a full set of artificial teeth to replace them. Good replacements should stay in place when a person chews or talks. They should come as close as possible to functioning like natural teeth.
Full mouth dental implants have both of these important qualities, and when the time comes when you need them, a dentist can fit you with a set. Read on to find out more.
What are full mouth dental implants?
They are used to do a full mouth restoration in people that have suffered the loss of most of their teeth. They consist of several dental implants that embed in the jawbone, as well as a set of outer teeth supported by the implants. There are two common types of full mouth implants. The first is implant-supported dental bridges and the other is implant-supported full dentures. Both types can be fixed or removable.
Who is a good candidate for such implants?
Because placing dental implants requires one or more minor surgeries, a prospective patient should be in good health. They should be free of medical conditions that could be made worse by the procedures.
Also, a good candidate should have enough jawbone to anchor and support the implants. Lastly, they should be healthy enough to heal quickly, which is why a dentist will examine their patient and take a complete medical history before clearing the patient for the implant procedure.
The process of getting implant supported teeth, in a nutshell
It takes three or sometimes four steps to create a set of fully functional artificial teeth. After a patient is green-lit for implant surgery, they should expect the following:
- If needed, the person may need bone graft surgery to prepare the jaw for the implants
- After the person heals from bone graft surgery, they will have the implants placed in the jaw
- At a later date, the dentist will attach abutments to the implants
- Finally, the dentist will fit crowns, dentures or bridges onto the implants
Depending on the health of the patient, a dentist may choose to combine two or more of the procedures. Thanks to anesthetics and post-operative pain medication, the entire process is pretty painless. A person will only experience a bit of discomfort in the hours and days after the implant procedures.
The benefits of full mouth dental implants
The upsides of full mouth dental implants are the same upsides that a person enjoys from their natural teeth. With full mouth implants, a person will enjoy:
- Stable teeth when chewing or talking
- Teeth that are easy to clean and maintain
- Artificial teeth that can last a lifetime
- An improved appearance
- A jawbone that will regenerate instead of going into a state of atrophy
Get your smile back by starting the process today
It is hard to get by without a functioning set of teeth. Without them, we do not get to look as good as we could. Missing teeth force us to keep our guard up so that we can catch ourselves before we smile or laugh. Also, eating and talking can become a chore.
Luckily, we can fit you with full mouth dental implants. When we are done with you, you will feel like you have your old teeth back. Call or visit us today and find out how we can set you up with a full mouth restoration.
Request an appointment here: https://www.preferreddentalcenter.com, or call Preferred Dental Center at (210) 822-8500 for an appointment in our San Antonio office with our doctors, Dr. Andres Biaggi and Dr. Jordan Walterscheid.
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