Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants, also known as implant-supported dentures or all-on-4 implants, are an effective way to restore missing teeth on both your upper and lower arches.
What Are Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Full mouth dental implants are also called all-on-4 dental implants, denture implants, or permanent dentures. Full mouth dental implants replace an entire row or both rows of teeth. Four to eight dental implants are placed below the gum line depending on your overall oral health, gums, and bone density. Once healed, an entire row of permanent teeth is attached to the implants. Gone are the days of difficult eating with dentures–full mouth dental implants look and feel extremely natural, making them the superior option for replacing teeth
What are the benefits of full mouth dental implants over dentures?
With dentures, there are a number of downsides from reduced taste due to the roof of your mouth being covered to difficulty eating. The most prominent downside, however, is experiencing bone loss since dentures do not really replace your natural teeth. This can cause the face to look sunken and is part of why dentures regularly need refittings and repairs, your mouth is changing shape and they no longer fit. Dental implants don’t cover the roof of your mouth and offer as close to natural function, feel, and fit as modern dentistry allows. Significantly, they also prevent bone loss by being embedded into the jaw bone ensuring you retain your natural face shape as well as your natural dietary function.
What are the benefits of full mouth dental implants?
- Reduced treatment and recovery time.
- Lowers the need for bone graft surgery while ensuring greater stability in the existing bone. It can even be used for patients who have been told they do not qualify for implants due to bone loss.
- More comfortable than traditional dentures because implants are more secure and feel like natural teeth.
- Never have to worry about your false teeth slipping or falling out while you eat or engage in conversation.
- No need for denture adhesive.
If you have more questions about full mouth dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.