All You Need to Know About Full-Mouth Dental Implants

All You Need to Know About Full-Mouth Dental Implants

May 01, 2021

​Missing teeth can cause you to have trouble eating, smiling, and speaking in public, all of which affect your confidence. To restore the quality of your life, our dentist may recommend a full-mouth dental implant if you are missing most or all of your teeth. Dental implants replace your natural teeth and some of their roots.

Full-mouth dental implants should not be confused with conventional dental implants. General dental implants replace a single or few teeth, while full-mouth dental implants replace the whole set of teeth. Full-mouth dental implants can replace teeth on either the upper jaw or the lower jaw.

Since not all tooth loss cases require full-mouth dental implants, you should schedule a consultation with an experienced implant specialist, such as the one at Dental Partners of Brookline.

Parts of a Dental Implant

  • Implant screw – The part inserted inside the jawbone that mimics the root of a tooth.
  • Abutment – The connector that joins the top of the implant screw and the restoration.
  • Restorations – The artificial teeth that replace your natural teeth.

All-on-4 Dental Implant

Also called “Teeth-In-A-Day,” this dental implant supports a whole arch of false teeth. It combines all the teeth on a single device and uses 4 or 6 implants on the jaws to support them. The 6-fixture option will work only if your bone structure supports it. Nonetheless, the All-on-4 is the most preferred option. It is firm and long-lasting.

How Does the All-on-4 Dental Implant Work?

Depending on the configuration (4 or 6), titanium implants are strategically inserted on each jawbone. The implants are given between two to six months for the implants and the bone to bond together and form the base for your non-natural teeth. In the meantime, you can wear temporary teeth replacements over the gums as the implants and the bones bond.

A fixed set of natural-looking artificial teeth will eventually be joined to the implants. The set of artificial teeth are installed permanently, where only a professional dentist can remove them. The teeth are fabricated with superior Zirconia and porcelain on top.

Full-mouth implants appear and function like natural teeth. They are durable and more comfortable than dentures as they do not shift around in your mouth. In addition, the implants placed in your jawbones will ensure that the bones are well preserved.

These implants are installed through surgery, and the entire dental procedure is conducted by specialized dentists only.

How Do Full-Mouth Dental Implants Improve Your Smile?

  1. Stability – Since your implants are permanently attached to your jawbone, they move in unison. The permanent attachment makes them a long-term solution for missing teeth and diseased teeth.
  2. Easier maintenance – They are durable and robust. When given appropriate dental care, these implants are designed to last a lifetime. Ensure you brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly.
  3. Comfort – The implant system should fit perfectly and feel comfortable inside your mouth.
  4. Better bones – Unlike dentures, dental implants integrate into the jawbone, making the bone healthier and enhancing the appearance of your smile.

Final Verdict

Even in a society where teeth loss due to sugary foods, accidents, infections, and continuous dental negligence is rising, all hope is not lost. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are many dental solutions out there to replace missing or extracted teeth. Although pricier than dental bridges or dentures, full-mouth dental implants are among the best teeth replacement options due to their stability and comfort.

Once the implant procedure is completed, it’s important to maintain optimal dental hygiene to ensure that your new set of teeth last for years to come. It’s also crucial to maintain routine visits to your dentist for regular exams to maintain your oral health.

Schedule a consultation with our dentist in Brookline today if you would like to get full-mouth dental implants. Dental implants can enable you to live normally and comfortably again. Give us a call to get started today.


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