Full Mouth Dental Implants Before and After
It is hard and downgrading living with a mouth full of bad teeth or fallen teeth, but a full mouth dental implant might be your only chance of restoring your smile by having perfect dentures fixed in place of your natural teeth.
Full mouth implant is also an easy way to replace the missing natural teeth like dentures and bridges as these procedures can be painful and would be obvious to the world that you have a mouth full of fake teeth.
What are full mouth dental implants
A full mouth dental implant or reconstruction is a process where the dentist restores all the teeth and damaged gums in the mouth of the patient. The aim of a full mouth dental implant is to restore functionality, self-esteem, and confidence to the patient. Most patients that undergo this process just want to keep smiling as that is what they miss most.
Who needs a full mouth dental implant
- Candidates that are viable for a full mouth dental restoration are those that fall in the category below:
- Those that require complete bone resorption – this is a situation where the gums are thickened to aid the dentures that will be implanted
- Those that want a full mouth reconstruction: this is having the entire upper jaw or lower jaw fixed
- Those that require their entire teeth fixed to restore their look, smile or confidence.
- Those that have suffered from severe tooth/teeth decay or periodontal disease
- Have a mouth full of cracked or broken teeth due to trauma or infection
- Suffer from malocclusion and jaw pain
- Worn out teeth that don’t function in performing basic needs like chewing and biting
What are the procedures for a full mouth dental implant
Before any surgery procedure, the patient books an appointment with us, go to our website at www.vipimplants.com and get started.
- When you come into the facility for an initial consultation, the dentist examines your teeth, and how badly damaged they are. The examination also includes the health of your gums and how many teeth need to be redone.
- The implants are then placed in – these are screw-like or cylindrical shape steel which is embedded into your gum. This implant will last 4 to 6 month in your jawline allowing them to bond with the underlying bone structure to create a firmer foundation where the teeth will anchor to without fail or fall.
- As the implants heal, you can attach a false set of teeth as a temporary option before your real teeth are ready.
- The next step is to uncover the implant after the bonding process to attach extensions. The extensions are the part that will attach to your new teeth and the implants to keep your teeth safe and secure. When they are attached to the implants, you will be sent home for the gums to heal completely before the procedure.
- Note: not all patients come in for this second stage if the initial implants placed in had the attachments on it.
- The final stage; the denture is created and attached to the abutment, and your smile is as good as new. The only advice we give is to continue with your oral hygiene and ensure you make regular checks at the dentist office.
Types of Dental Implants
There are two main dental implants
- The Endosteal: titanium shaped screws or cylinder are placed into the jawbone and are the most commonly preferred by dentists
- The Subperiosteal: the implants are placed on the gum either above or below the jawbone but not on it. This process is usually employed in candidates that don’t have enough jawbones or have unhealthy jawbones or prefer the later during implants.
In cases where the jaw bone is not able to support the implants due to the reasons mentioned above, other simple methods are available.
- Bone Augmentation: this is restoring the jaw bone to a stage where it is able to support the implants. Several studies have found that using bone addictives for firmer and stronger bases for the implant and teeth
- Sinus lift: this involves adding a bone below the sinus for patients that have suffered a degenerative loss due to missing teeth close to that location
Ridge expansion: for patients that have a smaller or narrow jawline, a bone graft is added to the jaw to increase the ridge creating space for the dentist to fix the implant.
How much does a full mouth dental implant cost
- The cost for one implant ranges between 1500 to 6000 dollars; this includes the abutment and crown of the tooth.
- The cost of several teeth is 3000 to 30,000 dollars or more depending on the facility, location and dentist carry out the procedure. Replacing two to four teeth cost anything from 6000 to 10,000 dollars based on the criteria above.
- A full mouth dental restoration cost 7000 dollars to 90,000 dollars with the average cost slated at 34000 to 35,000 dollars max.
The price might look and sound outrageous, but this is because there are hardly insurance plans that want to take the cost and you pay both the dentist and surgeon for their services individually.
Furthermore, the cost is to cover all the various steps that during the process of getting the full mouth dental implants such as the implants insertion, dental crowns, dental bridges, tooth/teeth extraction, bone grafting, X-ray and check-up. All this including the time and procedure makes dental implants very expensive.
Benefits of a full mouth dental implant
There are lots of before and after pictures on the internet but at VIP Implants will give you a full mouth dental that will have you looking fly and beaming from ear to ear. Some benefits are
- Ability to chew and bite into food without feeling pains or discomfort
- It is a permanent fix that lasts for years with the proper care
- It is stable and restores your confidence
- It gives you a healthy jawbone and gum
- They are durable and sturdy
- It is easy to maintain
For more information on full mouth dental implants, please visit us at www.vipimplants.com for a free consultation and all the necessary information on it.