Full mouth dental implants are an alternative to dentures and multiple tooth loss for patients seeking a permanent, comfortable solution. If you are missing numerous teeth, full mouth dental implants can restore your oral function and smile using fewer implants. The use of fewer implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth minimizes the cost and promotes rapid healing.
Placing full mouth dental implants requires skill and precision because the full arch of replacement teeth is typically supported by between four and six implants. Dr. Desatnik has placed hundreds of full mouth dental implants in patients who would otherwise have to rely on dentures or individual implants to replace their teeth.
Chagrin Highlands Dental Group offers several options for full mouth implants. Which option is best for you is determined based on your aesthetic goals, the condition of your jawbone, and other factors. Dr. Desatnik will make a recommendation at your implant consultation.
In this approach, multiple dental implants are placed in the jaw, and a fixed dental bridge is attached to them, providing a permanent and stable solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.
In this method, dental implants are placed in the jaw, and an overdenture (removable denture) is anchored to the implants using attachments or bars. This option offers improved stability compared to traditional dentures.
Also known as a hybrid prosthesis or fixed-detachable denture, this option combines the stability of dental implants with the convenience of a removable denture. The denture is fixed to the implants but can still be removed for cleaning.
If you have been turned down for dental implants in the past because of jawbone loss or a jawbone ridge that is too thin, you may be able to get full mouth dental implants. Because only between four and six implants are placed, bone grafting may not be necessary. Dr. Desatnik precisely angles each implant to take advantage of the strongest portions of the jawbone for stability with minimal surgery.
Getting full mouth dental implants is sometimes referred to as full mouth rehabilitation. However, full mouth rehabilitation may also include treatment of gum disease or correction of jawbone problems before placement of the implants. If you suffer from tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues, these will be treated as part of your full mouth rehabilitation plan.
No. Dr. Desatnik numbs the area before placing the implants in the jawbone. You will have some minor pain and swelling after surgery, but ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications can control your discomfort effectively. Because there are only 4-6 implants in the jaw, there is less swelling and pain than if you have multiple, individual implants for the corresponding crowns or prosthetics.
For most patients, the surgery takes one to two hours.
Please visit our Dental Implants page to learn more about the dental implant procedure. If you are interested in full arch dental implants, please get in touch with our office at Chagrin Highlands Dental Group Phone Number (216) 464-9800 to schedule a consultation.
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