What to do When You Need Full Mouth Dental Implants?

What to do When You Need Full Mouth Dental Implants?

If you happen to be missing all, or most of your teeth then an implant-support bridge or denture can replace them. Dental implants work by replacing both the teeth that you have naturally lost, as well as some of the roots.

What are the Advantages of Implant-Supported Bridges over Dentures?

So what are the advantages of having implant-supported bridges over normal dentures? Dental implants provide a lot of different advantages over various other teeth replacement options. In addition to the fact that they look, and function just like natural teeth, they are designed to be super long-lasting as well. Implant supported bridges are more comfortable when compared to conventional dentures and they also give you the chance to retain your chewing and biting capacity. Implant-supported bridges will replace your tooth roots and this ultimately means that your bone is preserved much better. When you look at conventional dentures, you will see that the bone that once held the teeth starts to resorb. Dental implants on the other hand actually integrate your jaw, meaning that the bone stays healthy and most of all, intact.

In the long-term, implants are more aesthetically pleasing and they are easier to maintain when compared to your conventional dentures. The loss of bone that comes with conventional dentures can lead to the bone recessing and ultimately collapsing which can give you a very unattractive smile. Conventional dentures may also make it very difficult for you to eat certain foods.

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How will your Implants be Placed?

First of all, the implants which look very similar to cylinders or screws are placed into the jaw. Over the next few months, the implants and bones are then allowed to bond together and this forms anchors for which will eventually support your artificial teeth. You can easily wear temporary caps or teeth over the implant sites, for the time being.

Often, another procedure is required to uncover the implants so that the extensions can be added. These healing caps allow multiple crowns to be added onto the implants, ultimately creating the foundation in which your brand-new teeth will be placed. Your gums and your jaw will be given chance to heal after this procedure. If you are having a one-stage procedure, then you won’t need to worry about this step.

About your Implants

Depending on the amount of implants you will need, the connecting device that will hold your new teeth in place can be tightened down or it may be clipped onto a bar, which the denture snaps onto. Full bridges or full dentures will then be specially created for you and they will be attached to metal posts, which are called abutments. After a short period of time, you will then be able to speak and chew, while also regaining a lot of confidence in your smile.

 

Does getting Implants Hurt?

A lot of people worry when they need to undergo a procedure to get implants and this is understandable, but at the same time, you need to remember that the whole treatment process will be done under anesthetic. At times you may feel some mild pressure, but ultimately, you won’t feel any pain. Your dentist will always work with you to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible at all times. The most painful part of the procedure is usually the healing process, as your mouth will have undergone a lot of change and will need time to adjust. That being said, most people find that OTC pain relief is always enough to treat any pain or irritation. The healing process is only a few weeks as well, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long before you can reap the benefits of having a brand-new smile that restores your body confidence more than ever before.

 

Am I A Candidate for Implants?

If you aren’t a candidate for full mouth dental implants Michigan then your dentist will work with you to talk you through all of the other options that are available. Normally this treatment option is offered to those who have very few natural teeth, or those who have no teeth at all. If you have a lot of teeth that are beyond repair, then this may be offered as a treatment option. At the same time, a lot of people choose to get implants because they want to improve their smile purely for cosmetic reasons, even though the teeth they have are not decayed. It may be that the teeth are misaligned or growing into one another and need to be removed.

 

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