Full Mouth Replacement – Houston, TX
A Whole New Smile Can Change Your Life
If you’ve lost all of your teeth, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 40 million Americans are in the same boat. Fortunately, the options we have today for full mouth replacement offer many advantages over traditional solutions, including having a smile that looks, feels, and functions more natural than ever. What’s the key to these benefits? Dental implants. At Sunrise Dental, we handle every step of the procedure so you won’t have to leave our team that you know and trust. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how implants can benefit you!
What Can I Expect From Full Mouth Replacement?
First, you’ll have a consultation so we can discuss your goals and evaluate your oral health and medical history. We’ll also take detailed images to look at your current jawbone levels. From there, full mouth replacement can vary somewhat from patient to patient depending on their needs, but here are the basic steps:
- In some cases, we’ll need to do treatment beforehand such as extractions or bone grafts.
- Then you’ll have an in-office surgery to place the implants in your jaw. Typically, just 2-8 implants are needed per arch.
- For All-On-4 dentures, you can usually get your new prosthetic teeth the same day. For typical implant-retained dentures, it will take 3-6 months for the implants to fuse with the surrounding jawbone before getting your permanent prosthetic teeth. In the meantime, you’ll use a temporary denture.
- Finally, once everything has fully healed, you’ll come back to get your permanent denture and we’ll answer any questions you have.
The Benefits of Full Mouth Replacement
As an implant dentist with many years of experience, we’ve found that our patients love the benefits they get from full mouth replacement with dental implants:
Sometimes called overdentures, implant-retained dentures are a wonderful option for people who have only recently gotten a full denture or will be getting one soon. These patients are more likely to have adequate jawbone mass to support the type of implants used for these appliances. Since the jawbone begins to slowly diminish as soon as the teeth are removed, the less time that has passed since your extractions, the better.
All-On-4 Implant Dentures
Just as the name implies, All-On-4 uses just 4 dental implants on the upper or lower arch to support a full denture. This is often a great option for anyone who has lost a lot of the bone mass in their jaws and isn’t a candidate for implant-retained dentures.
With All-On-4, we use smaller, shorter implants and strategically angle 2 of them to increase their contact area with the bone, while the other 2 are placed vertically. A bone graft isn’t usually required beforehand and the procedure is often done in just one day.
Am I A Candidate For Full Mouth Replacement?
You’ll be glad to know that the majority of patients are good candidates for full mouth replacement. But since everyone faces unique circumstances, the best way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with our team. Before making a recommendation, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your needs, discuss your options, and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to give you all the information you need to help you make the best decision for your smile.