Full Mouth Dental Implants
If you're missing one or more teeth, there are several teeth replacement options available to you. Your dentist may suggest a solution based on the overall health of your mouth. When more than one tooth or several teeth are missing, the solution, and replacement approaches may be more complicated. Bridges and dentures are options that are appropriate and cost-effective to help replace several missing teeth. Another tooth replacement option that you may want to consider is full mouth dental implants. Though a larger financial investment, full dental implants offer many benefits over other treatment options. The better you understand the benefits and advantages of each treatment option the better you can make an educated decision on which option is best for you. Below is more information on how dental implants work and on the benefits of full mouth dental implants over other treatment options.
How Full Dental Implants Work
If you decide dental implants are the right choice for you, a periodontist will be responsible for securely placing the dental implants in the mouth. Dental implants are small screws that are directly installed into the jawbone. After the implants are secure, and the jawbone has healed, customized prosthetic crowns are attached to the top of the implants. For a full set of implants, the entire set are custom-made for your mouth and can be placed as one full set into the mouth.
Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants
There are many benefits of restoring your smile with full mouth dental implants. Implants are a large investment, but this investment pays off in the end when all of the benefits over alternative replacement options are considered:
- Permanent solution: Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Other teeth replacement options, such as dentures, are designed to be removed each day, but implants are not designed to be removed and don’t need any regular maintenance. Because they're permanent, you'll never need to use adhesive to secure them or worry about them coming detached.
- Enhanced stability: Another benefit of dental implants is their comfort and stability. Dentures can be stable, if the fit is just right, however often patients struggle with fit and comfort. Because implants are securely placed in the jawbone, they are incredibly stable and secure.
- Better bone health: Unlike dentures that can cause bone deterioration overtime, dental implants are securely placed in the jawbone helping to preserve the health of the bone.
- Easier maintenance: Because dental implants are securely and permanently attached to the bone, they function just like natural teeth. Implants do not need to be removed for cleaning, and no additional maintenance or repairs should be needed in the future. Just like your natural teeth, the only maintenance involved with implants is regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups.
Once you have full dental implants securely placed in your mouth, you can relax knowing that your teeth are intact, and from now on, they will function just like natural teeth.
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