Full Mouth Replacement - Federal Way, WA
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
The dental field is supported by continuous advancements in dentistry, which make it possible to preserve your natural teeth for longer than ever. Unfortunately, despite the latest innovations, tooth loss is a prevalent problem. In fact, 35 million Americans do not have any natural teeth remaining. Now, there are several treatments available for full mouth replacement in Federal Way. Although you could choose a traditional option, you could instead invest in your smile with the security of dental implants.
What Can I Expect from Full Mouth Replacement?
Traditional dentures rely on suction or an adhesive to hold the arch in place. While new advancements have improved their fit and aesthetics, they never truly look or feel natural. As an alternative to conventional treatments, we can use dental implants to anchor your denture to your jawbone. This allows you to regain as much as 70% of your biting force while enjoying a solution with over a 95% success rate.
The process to complete your smile does require oral surgery to place the implant posts into your jawbone. Besides anchoring your denture in place, they also serve as new tooth roots. This allows you to enjoy various advantages that are not possible with traditional dentures, such as:
- High success rate.
- Looks and feels natural.
- Preserves your jawbone’s density.
- Supports your facial structures.
- Easy maintenance and care.
Several teeth or an entire arch can be replaced with implant-retained dentures. Your dentist in Federal Way takes a digital impression of your mouth to carefully craft your new teeth. They are customized to meet your exact size, shape, and color needs. Before they can be placed into your mouth, implant posts must be surgically inserted into your jawbone. On average 2 to 6 posts are needed to support your denture. Special abutments are placed on each post to connect your denture to your jaw.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
All-On-4 is a type of implant-retained denture to treat an entire arch of missing teeth. 4 implant posts are used to support the custom-made denture. The posts are inserted at an angle, which can eliminate the need for bone grafting for patients who have compromised bone density. Often, we can also place a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so there is no need to go without your teeth while you wait for your jawbone to fuse to the posts.
Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Replacement?
The long-term success of dental implants relies on your jaw’s ability to support the posts and remaining infection-free. If you have good oral and general health, you are often a candidate for them; however, you must undergo a thorough consultation. We assess your oral health and your lifestyle to ensure there are minimal factors that can cause complications with your new smile. Besides a visual examination, we also take a CT scan and digital images to create the customized treatment plan you need to complete your smile.
If you have lost all your natural teeth, we can rebuild your smile with dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.