Should You Remove all your teeth and replace them with a Full Mouth of Dental Implants?
A full mouth of teeth can be replaced with a full set of dental implants, but it is best to discuss you options with one of our Implant Sedation Specialists. The answer will come down to a few factors:
- Personal factors and expectations about how you want your teeth to perform and appear
- Cost considerations. How much does a full mouth of dental implants cost. What are my other options to replace a full set of teeth? Maybe you can fix your natural teeth and replacing them with implants is not your best option.
How do you replace all my teeth with a full mouth of dental implants?
Basically what we do is remove your bad teeth and replace them with 20-30 dental implants. The Dental Implants serve as new roots that can anchor new and beautiful Zirconia and Porcelain Crowns. The Crowns can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. Implants are not susceptible to common dental problems like cavities, root canals and gum disease. The Implant crowns are small and similar in size to natural teeth. The New Implant teeth do not feel thick unnatural like bridges or dentures.
Depending on how long you have been missing teeth and the condition of your remaining teeth, a full mouth of implants may not be the best option. Many people can have gum and bone loss and need gum height replaced in addition to teeth. If gum and bone need to be replaced a full mouth all on 4 implant bridge may be a better option. All on 4 implant bridges include replacement of gum height in addition to teeth.
Notice the Addition of gum to the All on 4:
Should you get All on 4 or a Full Mouth of Implants?
There are a few different factors to consider:
- A Full Mouth of Implants and individual crowns is far more expensive because it requires several more implants. Individual crowns and abutments are more expensive than the all on 4 bridge also. Precise placement of 10 implants in one jaw is more difficult than 4 and the procedure requires a more skilled implant dentist and more surgical time.
- In cases where a lot of gum and bone height has been lost, a full mouth of individual implants may not be possible.
- Cases with a full jaw of bad teeth and very little gum loss will receive the highest level of patient satisfaction and the best result with a full mouth of implants and individual crowns.
Should I get Sedation with my Full Mouth Implant Case?
Why not you are already spending a lot of money? Seriously, Sedation is not necessary, but full mouth cases no matter the solution can take a lot of implant surgical time and they can be annoying to sit through. Sedation for Implants allows you to remain relaxed. Patients who do not receive sedation will experience some degree of discomfort and enter into a “fight or flight” response. The fight flight response results in systemic inflammation, more post operative pain and can result in poor treatment outcomes such as implant failure. The most important thing is for the patient to remain calm and comfortable throughout the procedure.