Has your oral health and quality of life suffered the consequences of extensive tooth loss? If you’re lost all or most of your teeth, you can enjoy the latest solution for full mouth replacement. Dental implants are strategically placed into your jawbone to secure your denture to permanently eliminate any slipping or irritation. You’ll have the next best thing to your natural teeth using a treatment that’s proven to last for decades.
Traditionally, an arch of missing teeth is treated using a denture. An acrylic base is carefully crafted from an impression of your mouth to ensure a comfortable fit when held in place using suction or an adhesive. Over the years, several improvements have enhanced the function and aesthetics of traditional dentures, but they will never truly feel natural.
As an alternative, many patients have come to prefer implant-retained dentures. This method relies on dental implants to secure your denture to your jawbone. You’ll regain as much as 70% of your biting force to enjoy your favorite foods again. You can also speak and smile confidently knowing your denture stays in place. Overall, you’ll advantage from a variety of benefits that aren’t possible using a conventional denture, such as preserving your jawbone’s density and over a 95% success rate.
Rebuilding your smile with an implant-retained denture will require a multi-stage treatment process. Although it may take longer than a traditional denture, it is time well spent. After you’ve healed from any previous treatments, like tooth extractions or bone grafting, you’re scheduled for your placement surgery.
Anesthesia or sedation is used while your gum tissue is opened to expose your jawbone to strategically insert the posts. Over the next several weeks, your jawbone fuses to the posts through a process called osseointegration. Depending on the type the treatment, you can be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery or after you’ve fully healed.
Your new smile can potentially last for a lifetime with the right aftercare, like maintaining your oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly for a cleaning and checkup.
If you’ve lost several or all your missing teeth, you may be a candidate for full mouth replacement. The ideal candidate has good oral and general health to ensure there are minimal risk factors for implant failure. You will need to undergo a comprehensive consultation, including a CT scan, to assess your dental health and structures. Based on the results, we’ll create a customized treatment plan to rebuild your smile.