Full Mouth Dental Implants

If you have a single missing tooth or you’re missing an entire row of teeth dental implants can replace the missing tooth and root. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement strategy that patients report being identical to a natural tooth. Dental implants are far more durable than teeth. They never experience decay and never need root canal therapy.

Dental implants fuse to your bone, so your replacement teeth tend to feel more secure, natural, and comfortable than with bridges or dentures. Dental implants reduce the forces on your remaining natural teeth when placed appropriately, thus helping them last longer. With modern tissue regeneration technology, almost anyone with a missing tooth is a candidate for dental implant technology. Dental implants are also the only restorative dental therapy that can completely restore a natural tooth’s comfort, function, esthetics, and durability.

Full Mouth Implant Procedure Process

Dental implant replacing a missing tooth
A full mouth dental procedure uses four or more implants to replace an entire arch of teeth. A common term for a full arch of dental implants is “All-on-4” dental implants, which refers to the number of implants used to secure a full arch of artificial teeth. This procedure is also known as teeth-in-a-day. No matter how it’s referred to, the process for all of these is largely the same. The first step to replacing a full arch of teeth is to secure four or more implants to the jawbone. If there is not enough bone to properly secure the implant a bone graft or bone reconstruct may be necessary. Once the implants and jawbone are fused the periodontist can then attach a prosthesis successfully replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.

"Dr. Korn is great. Had a broken molar pulled and bone rebuilding in preparation for an implant. Everything went smoothly and painlessly. I definitely would recommend Dr. Korn and his team."

Dave

Full Mouth Dental Implant Post Procedure Care

Immediately following your implant procedure we recommend limiting physical activity for the first 24 hours. For the first couple of weeks, it’s recommended to minimize the strain you put on the new implants. Avoid hard foods until the implants are no longer sensitive and the mouth has properly healed. When cleaning the implants make sure to be gentle for the first couple of weeks. It’s not uncommon to experience a little bleeding in the saliva after the procedure. If necessary you can minimize the bleeding with some damp gauze. We recommend an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen be taken according to the manufacturer’s provided dose instructions for pain management.

Dental implants are one of the best ways to improve the look of your smile and overall dental health.

Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants

  1. Full mouth dental implants effectively replace entire arches of missing teeth providing great stability compared to individual implants while also maintaining bone or improving dental bone structure.
  2. Dental implants immediately improve the appearance of your smile and bite. Dental implants not only improve your smile but improve your facial structure leading to greater overall confidence in your appearance.
  3. Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth so much so that patients have difficulty telling the difference between their normal teeth and the implants.
  4. Missing teeth create pockets that are difficult to keep clean and can lead to periodontitis. Dental implants eliminate this gap improving your bite and smile and making the area easier to clean, decreasing the risk of harmful bacteria growth.

Common Dental Implant Questions & Answers

How long do dental implants last?

When cared for properly dental implants can last anywhere from fifteen to twenty years. The longevity of dental implants depends on a range of factors and we strongly recommend receiving regular check-ups to maximize the life span of your dental implants.

What are All-On-4 dental implants?

All-On-4 dental implants look and function like your natural teeth and are a great alternative to traditional dentures. Rather than replacing each missing tooth with an implant, All-On-4 dental implants use four posts to which a prosthesis is then secured. This makes replacing an entire arch of teeth a simpler process that yields great functional and cosmetic results.

Do dental Implants Hurt?

During the dental implant procedure, we use local anesthesia to ensure the comfort of the patient. After the procedure, it’s common to experience some discomfort for the first couple of days. We recommend taking ibuprofen following the manufacturer’s dose instructions.

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