Full Mouth Tooth Replacement - Jacksonville, FL
Say Goodbye to Uncomfortable Dentures
Many adults suffer with ill-fitting dentures, a stressful problem that can severely affect the patient’s quality of life. With a prosthetic device that doesn’t fit properly, eating, speaking, smiling, and laughing are stressful events—what if the denture slips out at an inopportune moment? Aside from causing stress and diminished self-confidence, loose dentures can actually lead to lesions and blisters that are linked to oral cancer. At North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, we are committed to delivering results that last and ensure optimal oral health, and this is why so often recommend implant supported tooth replacement options rather than traditional solutions. Keep reading to learn more about the full mouth tooth replacement process in our office. Call our Jacksonville dentist and team to find out more or schedule your tooth replacement consultation.
What can I Expect from Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?
Every patient’s smile is unique, and your full mouth tooth replacement plan will be completely customized to address your individual needs and deliver a beautiful smile that is 100% you. For this reason, we always start the process with a consultation. During this first visit, we collect all the diagnostic images and x-rays, oral and medical health histories, and other information we need to create the ideal restoration plan for you. Even more importantly, we take time with you one-on-one to talk about your goals, answer your questions, and ensure you are 100% confident before we get started. Our team offers traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures, and All-on-4 dentures to replace full rows of teeth. Each of these options has merit, but we almost exclusively recommend implant-retained and All-on-4 dentures for our full mouth tooth replacement plans. Simply put, these options deliver a stronger and longer lasting result than is possible with traditional dentures. Keep reading to learn more about implant supported and All-on-4 dentures. Reach out to our Jacksonville dental office team when you’re ready to schedule a consultation.
Dental implants provide unsurpassed stability for denture wearers. Because they provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to stay healthy, dental implants also promote better oral health for years to come.
Additional benefits of implant-retained dentures include:
- Freedom from messy denture adhesives
- Increased self-confidence
- The ability to resume eating what you like
- A healthier jawbone contributes to a more youthful, voluminous facial structure
All-on-4 Dental Implants
You may have guessed from the name, but All-on-4 dentures use just four implant posts to provide support for a full denture. Unlike traditional implant dentures that utilize implant posts spread across the jaw to provide support, the All-on-4 method maximizes the naturally denser parts of the jawbone to offer better support for the restoration, improved chances for successful implantation, and decreased risk for dental implant failure. Additionally, many patients who choose All-on-4 dentures don’t need the costly and invasive preparatory grafting procedures that are often necessary for traditional implant-retained dentures.
Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?
Thanks to innovations in the dental implant materials, advanced treatment techniques, and other improvements, almost any patients can receive implant-retained full mouth tooth replacement. Ideally, we will be looking for the following characteristics:
- Relatively good health or approval from physician to undergo oral surgery
- Dedication to keeping their newly restored smile healthy with at-home maintenance and regular dental office visits
- Non-smoking or commitment to forego smoking throughout the restoration process, specifically during surgical procedure recovery
- No past negative response during surgery or while under anesthesia