Full Mouth Dental Implants

What are full mouth dental implants and how do they work?

When all of the teeth in one or both jaws need to be replaced, full-mouth dental implants are the best alternative. This dental procedure is often suggested for those who are missing most or all of their teeth due to decay, gum disease, accident, or other reasons. In a nutshell, their operation is as follows:

Preparation and evaluation: The first step is to get a thorough dental examination. It is important to assess the patient’s bone density and face shape in addition to the health of their teeth and gums. Careful planning may make use of computed tomography scans and other sorts of cutting-edge imaging technologies.

Dental implants, which are placed surgically, are little posts made of titanium or a titanium alloy and resemble screws. Implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone during oral surgery. As few as four implants per jaw (in procedures such as “All-on-4”), or as many as are needed to replace the lost teeth, are available to patients.

Osseointegration is the healing process that occurs after an implant has been placed. The bone grows into the implant and makes a stable connection to its surface. This might take a few months to finish.

Abutments may be attached to the implants once osseointegration has taken place. These will secure the artificial teeth in place.

Dentures, bridges, and other dental prostheses are custom-made to suit the patient’s mouth and look like real teeth in both shape and shade. These are then fastened to the abutments.

From the moment of implant placement until the prosthetic teeth are secured into place, the complete process may take anything from several months to a full year.

Getting full-mouth dental implants may improve not only your external appearance and self-esteem but also your inner calm, your ability to communicate clearly, and your ease of digestion. Like natural teeth, they look and function normally. Obtaining the bone density necessary to support implants, however, may be challenging, costly, and time-consuming. Discussing the risks, benefits, and upkeep of full mouth dental implants in detail with your dentist is essential.