March 24, 2022
Many adults face the problem of losing a whole arch or several teeth even today.
A few years back, the only solution for this issue was full-removable dentures that were inconvenient and not functional.
Dental implants are one of the most remarkable methods to replace missing teeth, these days.
Replacing the original roots in the gum, and adding a crown on top can help restore the function of the teeth.
However, Dental implants are a good option for one or two missing teeth, but when someone has all or most of them missing, it can be resolved by an innovative solution known as ‘Full Mouth Dental Implants‘.
Dr. Gaurav Sharma at Kirkland Premier Dentistry explains, “A permanent replacement for missing teeth along with achieving a natural look and dignified smile can be made possible through this solution.
One of the best ways of a full-scale mouth restoration, it provides a lasting solution, a safer and more comfortable solution for tooth loss.”
What is Full Mouth Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
A permanent solution for several missing teeth or full-arch loss, full mouth dental implants provide a natural smile and at the same time conserve the gums and jaw bone structure. They are quite similar to single-tooth implants.
Four to eight implants per row of teeth are fixed in the gum to sustain the tooth.
The implants take the place of the roots, blending with the jawbones. Upon healing the dentist places a set of replacement teeth on the implant anchors.
The replacement teeth may consist of a dental bridge or custom-made dentures.
What are the Types of Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants can be of various types and may use anywhere between 2 and 6 dental implants to support the full-arch:
All-On-4 Full Dental Implants
All on Four dental implants are used for every row of teeth. Two straight, plus two angled implants are placed to support the crowns. The process is completed by fixing the replacement teeth on the implants.
All-On-Six Dental Implants
All-on-six implants help to provide a firmer bite and support. However, this treatment is not possible in the patient who has not had much bone structure left.
Six to eight dental implants are used to accommodate the teeth. It is considered one of the most reliable options.
Traditional Removable Prosthetics
These prosthetics can be retained by the implants where two implants hold them in place but are supported by gums or they can be implant-supported where 4 or more implants attach to the denture and barely touch the gums. These are usually a less stable option.
A fairly less common and more expensive option, their prerequisite is having enough gum and bone structure to support one implant per tooth.
A teeth bridge with no gum stimulation is then fixated on top for a completely permanent restoration.
What Is the Procedure for Full Mouth Implants?
The treatment of full-mouth dental infants is an outpatient procedure. It is generally considered an invasive procedure with several surgical interventions needed to implant the roots.
The dentist takes some x-rays to determine the bone strength, ascertain the situation, to plan the best solution.
The number of implants that are needed is inserted in the form of a titanium screw into the gum and jawbone. They act as new tooth “roots.”
Placing the Crown
After the jawbone and gum have healed an abutment or connector is placed on top of the titanium screw.
After this the last component, the new tooth crown, goes into place, giving a permanent new tooth that is as stable as a natural tooth.
The dentist may then sometimes re-adjust the implants till they are in the right place and have appropriate tightness, within the next 24 hours.
Recovery Period and Checkups
The first six months after getting the implants are most crucial. This is the time when the teeth get stable and the implants are fixed. Several appointments may be needed till the implants have fully healed.
Full arch dental implants are a great choice if one is missing many teeth as they can act as a permanent solution, at the same time maintaining facial aesthetics.
Prompt action can help one save more teeth and money, so if you are experiencing multiple tooth losses, which is diminishing your self-esteem, then you must book an appointment with Dr. Gaurav Sharma today, who with his expertise and experience has been working towards fixing people’s smiles forever.
Dr. Gaurav Sharma has more than 400 hours of continuing education credits for dental implant training, so you can be sure of being in safe hands.