Full Mouth Implants
Patients who are missing all their teeth may worry that they have few options for tooth restoration. However, full mouth implants may offer an alternative that is both attractive and functional. Dental implants are designed to replace the visible portion of your tooth as well as the root, which anchors the tooth securely into the jawbone. A full bridge or full denture will then be attached to the implants.
Full mouth implants offer numerous benefits over traditional dentures. They look and feel just like normal teeth, and they last for many years. Because the implant is designed to fuse with the jawbone, there is no risk of slipping, shifting or pinching like there can be with traditional dentures. This also creates increased stability so that you can bite, chew and talk comfortably and confidently.
After the loss of a single tooth, the jawbone begins to resorb. When all the teeth are lost or have been extracted, the jawbone can rapidly deteriorate since there is no longer adequate stimulation of the tissues. The facial tissues can then collapse against the decreased tissue, and facial aging can occur rapidly. Dental implants can help reduce this risk. They integrate with the jawbone and keep it stimulated, which results in a healthier, stronger, denser jawbone.
If you are a candidate for full mouth implants, they will be placed in a surgical procedure. Over the next several months, your jawbone will be allowed to heal and fuse with the implants. A denture will then be crafted to attach to your dental implants for a secure, comfortable restoration.
Whether you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, dental implants may be a solution for you. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.
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