Full-Mouth Reconstructions for Restoring Your Teeth and Smile
Simply put, you need your teeth. You need them to eat, talk and smile. So if you have problems with missing or severely damaged teeth, you cannot just sit back and deal with it. You need a full-mouth reconstruction to restore your teeth so you can eat, talk and smile like normal again.
How Can Dental Implants Replace Lost Teeth?
There are other ways to replace lost teeth (such as dental bridges), but dental implants are a durable, long-lasting treatment. Because your natural teeth have roots that extend into the jawbone, Dr. Airey will surgically implant an artificial root and then attach a replacement tooth to it. This is the closest we can get to growing a new tooth.
What If My Jaw Is Too Weak for Implants?
In order to safely place a dental implant, the jawbone underneath the empty space needs to be thick and healthy. Otherwise, the implant could come loose one day. Dr. Airey can strengthen the bone with ridge augmentations or bone grafts, but another option is to use mini dental implants. The artificial roots for mini implants are much smaller and can be used in places where traditional implants just will not work, such as in your lower jaw.
What Are All-On-4® Implants?
If you are missing all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, we can use a special type of implant process called the All-on-4. This is a full arch of beautiful, healthy-looking replacement teeth held securely in place by four implants, two of which are tilted to provide extra support.
Can Dentures Be Part of a Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Dentures are often a more affordable option for replacing a full arch of teeth. Modern removable dentures look great, and our implant-retained dentures use dental implants to hold dentures securely in your mouth so they do not slide around when you eat or unexpectedly fall out. The downside? Conventional dentures do not last as long as dental implants.
Can Same-Day Smile Really Give Me New Teeth in One Visit?
With dental implants, you normally need to wait months for the site to heal before our dentist can place the replacement teeth. But with same-day smile, we use special implants that do not need any healing time. You can walk in with little to no teeth, and after the visit is done, you can walk out with a full set of replacement teeth.