Complete tooth loss affecting the upper or lower arch, or both arches is a common problem. Full mouth dental implants is an advanced solution that can restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth using a dental bridge fixed firmly in place.
What Are Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Full mouth dental implant treatment uses conventional dental implants to secure a large dental bridge that replaces 10 or 12 missing teeth. The dental implants are strategically located throughout the jaw to provide maximum support and strength for the dental bridge.
The dental bridge is made from porcelain and is extremely lifelike, replacing missing teeth and gum tissue. It is carefully designed to restore the correct facial dimensions, ensuring facial features and the muscles in the cheeks and lips receive the proper support.
The bridge may be cemented in place but is frequently screwed directly onto the dental implants. Although the screws go through the bridge, they are not visible because they are covered with tooth-colored composite resin. Screwing a dental bridge in place makes it easy to retrieve for maintenance and cleaning.
Why Consider This Treatment
Anyone facing complete tooth loss or who has already lost their teeth may want to consider this treatment as an alternative to dentures. Other advantages to choosing this treatment include:
Who Can Have Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Full mouth dental implants is an advanced treatment that requires extremely detailed planning. Initially, we will need to examine your mouth and must discuss your dental and medical history. Systemic diseases such as diabetes can affect healing, as can some medications. If you decide to proceed, we will take a cone beam CT scan and digital dental x-rays.
We use this digital data to examine your jawbone more fully because we must ensure that the implants can be placed correctly into strong, healthy bone. People who lost teeth some time ago may have suffered significant bone resorption. Bone resorption can also affect people who had advanced periodontal disease. If there isn’t enough bone, we can restore it with bone grafting techniques.
Our dental implant dentist will also want to discuss this procedure with you in some detail because the feel of the dental bridge will be quite different compared to your natural teeth. Some people find it tricky to bite properly with a dental bridge because it lacks the sensations associated with real teeth. Consequently, they cannot tell if they are biting too hard. Oral habits like bruxism need addressing before implant treatment as grinding and clenching teeth can affect implant stability.
Once we have assessed your suitability for full mouth dental implants, we can begin to plan your treatment.
Contact Gentle Dental in Queens today to receive more information or to schedule an appointment by calling our office number (718) 461-0100
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