- by Dr. Ravneet Dhillon
- June 18, 2022
Full Mouth Dental Implants are one of the most sought-after and successful methods to replace missing teeth, Dental Implants help to reclaim the natural function of the teeth by replacing the natural roots in the gum and adding a crown on top.
The problem of losing a whole arch or several teeth in the mouth is faced by quite a many adults.
But as opposed to a few years back, when the only treatment for this problem was full-removable dentures which could be cumbersome, there is a very viable option available for restoration of the tooth loss on the whole arch.
Whereas dental implants are a decent choice for one or two missing teeth, the issue of all or most of the teeth missing can be resolved by an ingenious solution known as ‘Full Mouth Dental Implants which is a permanent restoration for missing teeth that can help to not only attain a natural look but also a sparkling, confident smile, providing a lasting solution, safer and more comfortable solution for full-arch tooth loss.
What Are Full Mouth Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Full Mouth implants are a permanent remedy for people who have several teeth missing or have experienced a full-arch loss.
They along with providing a natural smile also conserve the gums and jaw bone structure and are relatively the same as the single-tooth implants.
The dentists fixed four to eight implants per row of teeth in the gum to uphold the tooth. Taking the place of the roots the implants blend with the jawbones.
A set of replacement teeth is then placed on the implants after they have healed. A dental bridge or custom-made dentures can both be placed as restoration teeth on these anchors.
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Types of Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants may use between 2 to 6 dental implants to support the full-arch and they can be of several types like:
- All-on-4 Full: This type utilizes four dental implants for every column of the teeth with two straight and two angled implants put to support the crowns. Fixing the replacement teeth on the implants completes the process.
- All-on-Six: Very useful to provide a firmer bite, comfort and support, All-on-six dental implants are possible only for the patients who have substantial bone structure left.
- Zirconia Bridges: Deemed one of the most durable options, the restoration teeth are fitted using six to eight dental implants.
- Traditional Removable Prosthetics: Not a very stable option, these restoration teeth are held in place by two implants. However, they are either supported by gums or can be implant-supported with 4 or more implants attaching the denture and hardly touching the gums.
- Full-Implants no-Denture: The people who have sufficient gum and bone structure can opt for this choice which uses the support of one implant per tooth but is costly and not very common. The procedure is completed by fixing a tooth bridge on the top, without any gum stimulation, for an altogether permanent restoration.
Procedure for Full Mouth Implants
An outpatient procedure, the treatment of full mouth dental implants is typically an invasive technique with numerous surgical treatments required to insert the implants. The whole procedure is as follows:
1. Diagnosis: Some X-rays are taken by the dentist to determine the bone strength, and assess the situation. This helps the dentist to plan the best treatment option for the patient.
2. Implantation Surgery: The surgery consists of inserting the needed number of implants into the gum and jawbone, in the shape of a screw made of titanium These implants act as tooth “roots” for the restoration of prosthetics.
3. Placing the Crown: Upon the complete healing of the jawbone and gum, an abutment or connector is placed on top of the titanium screw which acts as an anchor for the tooth prosthetics. The whole procedure is completed by putting the new tooth crown into place, providing a permanent and long-lasting new tooth that is as stable as a natural tooth and helps restore the normal function of the teeth. At Morgan Hill Dentistry, we offer a permanent replacement of both your teeth and your smile.
4. Readjustment: The implants may then sometimes be re-adjusted by the dentist to ensure proper tightness. This is done within the next 24 hours of placing the crown.
5. Recovery: The first six to eight months post the dental implant procedure are very significant. This period facilitates the stability of the teeth and the implants. One may need quite a few appointments till the complete healing of the implants.
A great option for those missing several teeth, the Full mouth Dental Implants can offer a permanent and long-lasting solution, while maintaining facial aesthetics. However, the procedure must be done by a competent implant specialist.
At Morgan Hill Dentistry, our team of professionals works with great expertise at restoring lost teeth and saving both patients’ time and money.
We boast of having accomplished several successful tooth restorations. So if you are looking for a permanent solution for missing teeth or teeth book an appointment today.