Full Mouth Replacement - Ormond Beach, FL
Secure Your Denture with Dental Implants
Losing a single tooth creates many changes in your life, like low self-esteem; however, losing all your teeth can be devastating. Now, you must significantly limit the foods you eat while you also have difficulty speaking. It is also easy to feel insecure about the way you look because of your incomplete smile. While you could choose a traditional denture for full mouth replacement, there is a more realistic option. An implant-supported denture will give you the next best thing to your real teeth.
What Can I Expect from Full Mouth Replacement?
After you have lost all your teeth in one or both arches, it can be impossible to maintain a balanced diet, which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Not to mention, your words may sound slurred and you appear older than your true age. Traditional dentures restore your oral functions to some extent, but you will still deal with some limitations despite the latest innovations in dentistry.
Now, you can skip the slipping and irritation by securing your denture to your jawbone using dental implants. The implant posts are strategically placed into your bone to support the denture while also acting as tooth roots. This allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with a traditional denture, such as a 70% increase in your biting force.
Many patients who choose implant-retained dentures undergo a multi-phased treatment process. Your first step is to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Nawocki may find you need additional procedures before having your implant placement surgery, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift.
After the foundation is established, a specific number of posts are strategically placed into the jawbone using oral surgery. It takes several months for the jawbone to fuse to the posts through a process called osteointegration. After adequate healing has occured, you can be fitted for your new denture.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
As an alternative to a traditional implant-retained denture, you could choose All-On-4. Only 4 implant posts are used to support the denture, but you still enjoy exceptional stability. Besides using fewer posts, All-On-4 offers other benefits as well. The posts are placed at an angle in the thickest part of your jaw. This can often eliminate the need for bone grafting if you have lost density in your jaw. In addition, you can be fitted for a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you do not need to go without your teeth while you heal.
Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Replacement?
Most people who have good oral and overall health are candidates for dental implants, but you will still need a comprehensive consultation. Besides a visual exam, a CT scan is used to assess your oral health. A customized treatment plan is created based on the results.
If you are ready to eliminate the irritation of a slipping denture, it is time to see if dental implants are right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.