Full Mouth Dental Implants

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.

Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants

  • Less invasive than individual implants for multiple teeth
  • Less expensive because only 4-6 implants are used
  • An alternative for patients with jawbone loss who cannot get individual implants for multiple teeth.
  • One-time surgical procedure
  • Restores chewing function and speech capabilities
  • Enhances aesthetics and boosts self-confidence
  • Prevents bone loss in the jaw
  • Provides a permanent and stable solution
  • Eliminates the need for removable dentures
  • Improves overall oral health and hygiene

Types of Full Mouth Implants

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.

Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge

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.

Implant-Supported Overdenture

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.

Hybrid Denture

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.

Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Dental Implants?

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.

Full Mouth Dental Implants FAQ

What is full mouth rehabilitation?

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.

Does the full mouth implant surgery hurt?

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.

How long does full mouth implant surgery take?

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.

Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile?

Don’t settle for temporary dentures for missing teeth! Full Arch Dental Implants can provide a permanent solution and renew your smile. Contact us today to learn more!

Call us: (216) 464-9800