Transforming Smiles with Full-Mouth Dental Implants
Having a healthy smile that you’re proud of has a major positive impact on your self-confidence. On the flip side, poor dental health can have a major impact on your physical health, but also on your emotional health as well. When you don’t feel confident in your smile, it can be not easy to feel sure of yourself. Losing a singular tooth or multiple teeth makes you confront the physical and emotional issues that ensue. Thankfully, there is hope to have a full smile once more!
Many kinds of implants are available in the dental world today. Some implants cover a single tooth, while dental bridges cover multiple teeth. For some people, there are no viable teeth left in the mouth. Previous implant surgeries would require 6-8 different implant points to restore a dental arch (all of the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw). In the early 1990s, a new technique revolutionized the dental world: the full-mouth implant was created.
What are full-mouth implants and why are they special?
As the name implies, full-mouth dental implants allow an entire row of implants to be implanted with just four implant points in the mouth. This significantly reduces the amount of implant points needed to restore your smile. By only using 4 implant points, as opposed to the previously used 6–8, it significantly reduces the amount of post-implant pain, recovery time, and risk of complications. For people who have osteoporosis or other issues where there isn’t a lot of bone material to work with, the full mouth technique requires no bone grafting to place the implants. For just 4 points of contact, you can have an entire arch of teeth put into place.
If you are ready to have a full smile and learn more about full-mouth dental implants, give us a call at (980) 999-5007.