Full Mouth Reconstruction With Dental Implants

Full Mouth Reconstruction With Dental Implants

Posted by BEAUTIFUL DENTISTRY on Jun 13 2023, 08:28 AM

Full Mouth Reconstruction With Dental Implants

Do you find yourself hiding your smile due to missing, damaged, or decayed teeth? Full mouth reconstruction with dental implants might just be the solution you've been searching for! This innovative dental procedure can help restore not only your beautiful smile but also improve overall oral health. 

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a dental procedure that aims to restore the function and appearance of damaged or missing teeth. This process usually involves a combination of different treatments, including dental implants, bridges, veneers, crowns, and more.

The goal of full mouth reconstruction is not only to improve the aesthetics of your smile but also to enhance your oral health. The procedure can help you eat comfortably once again by allowing you to chew food normally without pain or discomfort.

Before beginning the treatment plan for full mouth reconstruction, your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums thoroughly. They will examine any existing restorations you may have and check for signs of decay or infection in your teeth.

Types of Dental Implants

When it comes to full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, there are a few types of implants to choose from. The most common type is endosteal implants which are surgically placed into the jawbone. They can be made of titanium or ceramic and typically have a screw-like shape.

Subperiosteal implants are another type that sits on top of the jawbone but under the gums. These may be used if there isn't enough healthy jawbone for endosteal implants.

Zygomatic Implants are less common and used when patients don't have enough bone in their upper jaws for traditional implant placement.

All-on-4® dental implants use four strategically placed posts in each arch to support an entire row of teeth. This technique often allows patients who would otherwise require extensive bone grafting procedures to receive full mouth restorations without extra surgeries.

Your dentist will work with you to determine which option is best for your unique situation based on factors like overall oral health, budget, and long-term goals.

The Procedure for Full Mouth Reconstruction

The procedure for full mouth reconstruction involves a series of steps that are customized to the needs and goals of each individual patient. Before beginning any treatment, your dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess your oral health and determine the best course of action.

The first step in the process is typically tooth extraction, if necessary. This may be followed by bone grafting or other procedures to prepare the jawbone for implant placement. Once the jaw is ready, dental implants can be placed in specific locations throughout the arches to support replacement teeth.

After implant placement, there may be a healing period during which time temporary restorations will be worn until final restorations can be placed. These final restorations are designed with high-quality materials and custom-fit to provide optimal function and aesthetics.

Throughout all phases of treatment, patients work closely with their dental team to ensure that their needs are met and that they feel comfortable every step of the way. With proper care and maintenance, full mouth reconstruction with dental implants can transform both oral health and overall quality of life.

Recovery and Aftercare

After undergoing a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants, it is essential to follow the right aftercare procedures to ensure proper recovery. Recovery time may vary from patient to patient, but generally speaking, it takes around six months for complete healing.

During the first few weeks post-surgery, patients should stick to soft foods and avoid hot or cold foods that could cause discomfort. It's also important to keep the surgical site clean by gently brushing and flossing as recommended by your dentist.

To reduce swelling and pain in the treated area, you can apply an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) on your cheeks for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. Pain relievers are often prescribed or recommended by dentists during this period.

It's crucial not to smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products during recovery as they can slow down the process of healing and increase complications such as infection. Patients should also avoid engaging in strenuous activities until their dentist approves them.

Attending regular check-ups with your dentist will help monitor progress and detect any issues early on before they become more severe problems. Following these tips will ensure that you have successful implant integration and long-lasting results!

Full mouth reconstruction may seem like a daunting task but remember that investing in your oral health pays off significantly over time both physically as well as mentally!

Visit Beautiful Dentistry at 2125 E Warner Rd #101, Tempe, AZ 85284, or call us at (480) 831-1700 to learn more about ways to keep teeth healthy.

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