Can You Get Full Mouth Dental Implants

If you have recently decided to invest in a dental treatment to replace several missing teeth, full mouth implant treatment is the best treatment option for you. Full mouth implant treatment can replace all of the teeth in one jaw or the entire mouth. While treatment is the most popular and effective, it is also the most difficult of all dental treatments. This is because precision of the implant placement is critically important to the success of the treatment. If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for full mouth implant treatment, you should schedule a consultation with your provider. Below is more information on how a full mouth treatment can help restore your smile.

What is a Full Mouth Implant Treatment?

A full mouth implant treatment uses several dental implants is an effective way to replace many missing teeth, offering a tooth replacement option that restores the appearance, comfort and function of the smile. In general, a full mouth treatment to replace all of the teeth in the mouth typically involves multiple procedures including:

* Several diagnostic and planning appointments (x-rays, CT scans, diagnostic mock-ups, virtual planning, smile design, etc).
* A surgery to place around 6-8 dental implants in the upper jaw
* A surgery to place 4-6 implants in the lower jaw
* Creating and fabricating a restoration, such as a fixed bridge or partial denture
* A procedure to securely attach the restoration to the implants

What Can I Expect From a Full Mouth Treatment?

Each individual’s full mouth dental treatment process will depend on their individual oral health and their goals for the treatment. However, in most cases, if the health of the bone is sufficient, one of the first steps is the placement of the dental implants in the jawbone. Thanks to modern technology, a temporary bridge can be securely attached to the implants on the same day of implant placement. Thankfully, this minimizes the time without teeth and makes the transition to the full treatment smoother. Once the implants are fully healed, after a several month healing period, the final permanent restorations can be placed.

What is the Cost of the Full Mouth Implant Treatment?

The cost of a full mouth implant treatment will vary greatly depending upon a number of factors, including: the geographic region, the doctor’s training and expertise, the number and type of implants selected, and how many teeth are being replaced. In general, the cost of a full mouth treatment can range from anywhere between $30,000 and $70,000.

Post-treatment Maintenance

Fortunately, once the full mouth treatment is complete, the maintenance of the new teeth is the same as natural teeth. Daily brushing and flossing and routine dental visits are essential to maintaining the new teeth. The best part about the new teeth is that implants do not decay. However, you should be sure to avoid damaging your implant in other ways, such as wearing down the implant with grinding. A simple plastic nightguard worn at night can help to keep the upper and lower teeth from touching each other and causing unwanted wear on your new teeth.

Recovery Time for Full Mouth Dental Implant Treatment