You’ll need a single dental implant – or several – to replace a single tooth or a few teeth. But what if you require a whole set of dental implants to replace all of your lost teeth? Will each of the 32 teeth you wish to return need a dental implant? You won’t, thankfully. Examine how your dentist may cost-effectively install dental implants to restore your biting and chewing function while only utilizing four to six dental implants per row of teeth.
Using only four dental implants per row of teeth is one of the most common techniques for putting full arch dental implants. While other systems utilize up to eight dental implants per arch, All-on-4 dental implants use years of implant placement research to produce a system that uses four carefully placed implants to support a complete row of replacement teeth.
All-on-four dental implants are a cost-effective way to replace lost teeth. All-on-4 dental implants are a step down from implant-supported dentures, whereas implants with dental bridges are a step up:
- Implant-supported dentures – are snap-on, unlike All on4, which connects fixed dentures to the implant. They are the most cost-effective full-arch option available. They’re also the least stable choice for reliable full arch dental implants while being significantly more durable than traditional dentures.
- Implants with bridges – This whole-arch method uses a full set of dental implants per arch to connect quality dental bridges permanently attached to the implants. This option is more expensive than the others, but it is the most similar to real teeth.
What Can I Expect From a Full Mouth Treatment?
The length of your treatment depends on your specific situation and desires, but it all starts with inserting dental implants in the jawbone. On implant placement, we can use modern technology to instal permanent, temporary bridges on the implants. This technology allows us to go from having poor or no teeth to having a gorgeous set of temporary teeth in only one visit. The final, permanent implant bridges will restore function and comfort to the fullest extent possible. It is the most acceptable option in the entire field of dentistry.
How Can I Maintain My New Teeth?
Fixed Implant Bridges and Full Mouth Implant Bridges are cleaned in the same way as natural teeth are. Patients may keep their new teeth by brushing, flossing, using a Waterpik, and practicing good oral hygiene. Because implants do not decay, homecare is less necessary than teeth, even if we do not encourage it.
We give complimentary nightguards to all of our Full Mouth Implant patients. A night guard is a plastic bite guard worn at night to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth. These are particularly crucial for people who have a history of clenching or grinding their teeth (bruxism).
Why would someone choose dentures over bridges or implants?
Dentures are reasonably inexpensive and can replace numerous lost teeth or a whole set of teeth. Furthermore, dentures, like implants, do not harm the dental bone structure.
What is the maximum number of dental implants you can receive at once?
Patients considering numerous dental implants frequently question how many different operations they would require or if the implants can all be placed at the same time. You may choose to have all of your implants placed simultaneously so that you have to go through the surgery once.
On the other hand, certain patients who require many implants may opt to undergo two or more operations. This will need to go through the recovery process twice. On the other hand, some people find it simpler to heal if only a portion of their mouth is damaged.
The operation will be painless because your dentist will use an anesthetic and, if desired, a sedative to keep you relaxed. However, some pain and discomfort are to be expected after that. This is one of the main reasons some patients prefer to have their implants placed in numerous surgeries.