Full Mouth Dental Implants
There are times when all of the teeth need to be removed. In the past, this typically meant obtaining false teeth in the form of dentures to replace the look and function of the missing teeth. However, there is a more permanent solution to replace missing teeth in the way of dental implants.
Dental implants are attached to metal screws that form roots within the jaw bone. This provides for a natural appearance with stability and functioning more like natural teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, full mouth dental implants stay in place with no chance of slipping. This helps allow for better speaking, biting, and chewing more like the original teeth. Those with dental implants may eat a greater variety of foods than those who wear traditional dentures that simply sit on top of the gums.
Because implants are permanently secured into the jaw bone, there is no chance of slipping, falling out, or dropping these implant secured dentures. This reduces the risk of breakage. Implants do not need to be removed, not even for cleaning, and are easily cared for as you would your natural teeth.
In order to get full mouth dental implants, the dentist will insert several metal screws or cylinders into the jaw bone. Over a period of time, typically from two to six months, the jaw bone will fuse with these screws to form a new root system for the implant secured dentures. Extensions may need to be attached to these screws at a separate appointment, with an additional couple of weeks healing needed for the gums. Your new dental plate will be attached to the secured screws for permanent replacement teeth.