Learn to love your smile again. Get back to savouring your favourite foods. Enjoy the feeling of attractive, healthy, non-removable teeth. If that sounds like music to your ears, then you may be a good candidate for full mouth dental implants from Chrysalis Dental Centres. While laypeople may refer to this dental solution as “full mouth dental implants,” our Chrysalis procedure is better known within the industry as two full arches of non-removable, implant-supported, prosthetic teeth.
Due to the permanence of dental implants, patients won’t experience the anxiety and discomfort so often associated with wearing dentures. Just imagine, no more sore spots or sliding from side to side. You won’t have to worry about the potential embarrassment of your dentures slipping out while you sneeze or speak. Enjoy a social life once again, have dinner with friends or even swim in the ocean.
In addition to improving your appearance and confidence, dental implants can also help prevent bone loss or resorption of the jaw – something that often plagues denture wearers as they age.
What are Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Do you need to replace all of your teeth at one time? Then full mouth dental implants might be the answer you’ve been looking for. Full mouth dental implants are sometimes called “All-on-4” or “All-on-5” or “All-on-6” implants. They essentially support a prosthesis that replaces all of your missing teeth in one arch (upper or lower). This process minimizes the total number of full mouth dental implants needed. The 4, 5, or 6 implants work together as a team to support your new prosthetic teeth.
Benefits of Full Mouth Implants
There are several benefits that full mouth dental implants can offer to patients. Some include:
- Fewer dental implants required
- Replacing all of the teeth at once
- Improved bone quality
- Support of a permanent prosthetic appliance
- Make use of the better bone available
Say Goodbye to Removable Dentures
A full mouth dental implant can support an arch of permanent prosthetic teeth. This means you will no longer need to wear a removable appliance, such as a large acrylic denture. By securing the prosthetic teeth permanently in place, you can have greater freedom when it comes to talking, eating and smiling. It won’t rock out of place or feel too loose for normal activities. The teeth rest directly on the dental implants. They are not in contact with the gums so there are no sore spots. No rocking, no sore spots, no removing the denture at night.
If you’ve struggled with having a denture that fits comfortably or securely, then a full mouth implant treatment is a wonderful alternative.
How Many Implants Will I Need?
The number of implants needed for full mouth rehabilitation may vary. Usually it is no fewer than 4 and no more than 6. This number, however, can change depending on the size of your jaw and the quality of bone that is present. Thankfully, placing an implant into the bone will usually cause new bone to develop. Coined osseointegration, the new bone development not only secures the implant, but it also helps to strengthen the overall jaw that the implants are placed into.
Replace Several Teeth at Once
If you desire to replace your full smile with individual dental implants, this is also an option. Instead of having fewer implants to support a larger prosthesis – a greater number of implants are used to anchor individual dental crowns or bridges. One of the Chrysalis Dental dentists will assess your smile’s health to see if this is an option, as more bone mass may be needed.
Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Implants?
Scheduling a consultation at Chrysalis Dental is a great place to start. Our dentists will thoroughly examine your oral anatomy to determine whether you are a candidate for one of these procedures. Sometimes a graft or different type of implant may be needed for an optimal treatment outcome. Using the All-on-4 protocol, we are usually able to avoid grafting.
Just because you need to replace all of your teeth at once doesn’t mean you aren’t a candidate for dental implants. Ask how full mouth implants can change your life.