Full Mouth TeethSalih ÖNDER
What is a full mouth implant treatment?
People can lose their teeth for different reasons. After numerous tooth losses, edentulism may be inevitable. In cases where all teeth need to be replaced, a full oral treatment becomes an option. Implants are placed using up to eight in the upper jaw, six in the lower jaw.
How to implant dentures?
Patients consult for an examination with an oral and jaw surgery specialist and current dental status, bone structure and bone condition are assessed to determine if full mouth dental implant treatment is the ideal option or not. If the patient is a good candidate, the treatment plan is formed. If the patient experiences jawbone bone loss, a bone augmentation procedure called “sinus lift” is performed and implant treatment is started after 6 months. Patients with certain medical conditions (eg, heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, chronic diseases) should consult their doctor before implant treatment. First, the specialist begins the placement by making incisions to make room for the implants on the jawbone under local anesthesia. Dental implants are inserted and the wound site is stitched. The healing process can take 3 months and once the surgical site has fully healed, the measurements for the prostheses are taken and finally the custom made implants for the patient are loaded into the jawbone.
The Benefits of Full Oral Implant Treatment
Full mouth implant treatment improves the patient’s confidence, physical appearance and quality of life. It helps restore the ability to eat and speak which deteriorates after tooth loss. Since they are stable, there is no risk of falling and it is quite comfortable to use. This is the most sustainable option. It also positively affects the patient’s social and professional life.
The Disadvantages of Full Oral Implant Treatment
The whole process is expensive and time-consuming, but due to customer satisfaction after implant treatment, the inconveniences can be overlooked.
How long do full mouth dental implants last?
They can last a lifetime. The hospital gives a guarantee to the patient in case there is a problem with the implants.
Who is an ideal candidate for full mouth implants?
Oral complications can occur over time and lead to tooth loss. Full oral implant treatment is recommended for people who suffer from a lot of tooth loss.