Full Mouth Dental Implants
Patients who have lost all of their teeth or had them extracted can choose from dentures, fixed bridges or dental implants for replacement. Dental implants offer multiple advantages, such as having roots anchored in the jaw bone, preventing jaw deterioration and its complications. Here is more about the advantages and placement of full mouth dental implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are superior to dentures and fixed bridges in terms of both functionality and appearance. From an aesthetic standpoint, dental implants are better at emulating the look of real teeth because there is no hardware above the gum line. Functionally, dental implants are better for not only your chewing ability, but also tooth stability and oral health. Over time, bridges and dentures inevitably lead to jaw bone deterioration and its complications, including gum disease and loss of facial muscle tone.
A Permanent Option
After placement of full mouth dental implants, patients can relax knowing that their new teeth will last for life with proper care. The jaw bone is protected from deterioration with new, titanium roots anchored there. In addition, the absolute stability of implants and their lack of hardware means lower risk of expensive breakage and tooth decay from accumulation of bacteria. While dentures can make certain foods difficult to eat, dental implants can be used to eat any food with ease.
Placement of Full Mouth Dental Implants
After confirming eligibility and performing bone grafting, if necessary, our Beverly Hills dental implant expert inserts the implants into the jaw bone during surgery. After two to six months of healing, extensions are attached for two-stage implants. Finally, permanent crowns or removable full dentures can be anchored atop the dental implants.
Treatment time can vary significantly, with some patients taking just three months and others taking more than a year from the initial consultation to the final appointment. To learn more about the advantages of using implants as alternatives to dentures or dental bridges, patients can contact our dentist to schedule a consultation.