A single dental implant can replace a broken or lost tooth, but it can also act as an anchor for multiple replacement teeth. Full-mouth dental implants are exactly what they sound like: long-term replacements for the majority or all of a patient's teeth.
Dentures vs. full dental implants
Dentures not only increase the risk of bone loss in the jaws, but they also expose the patient to potentially embarrassing situations at every meal.
Dental implants have several advantages, including:
• Full-mouth dental implants are titanium-anchored to the jawbone, and the bone actually fuses to the implant via a process known as Osseo integration, reducing the risk of bone loss.
• Dentures will wear out and need to be replaced over time.
• Dental implants function in the same way as a patient's natural teeth. Eating with dentures can cause you to be concerned about what's on the menu.
Full-mouth Dental Implants Cost
Because no two patients have the same mouth, the cost of full-mouth dental implants will differ from one to the other. It is critical to consult with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) as well as any dental or medical insurance providers when planning the procedure.
Additionally, keep in mind:
• Full-mouth dental implants do not cost the same as 32 individual dental implants. Each titanium implant can support several replacement teeth.
• Full-mouth dental implants may be covered in part by certain medical or dental insurance policies.
• Dental implants, when properly cared for, can provide a potentially lifelong replacement for missing teeth, making them a wise investment for the future.
• Many OMSs can connect patients with affordable financing options designed specifically for oral healthcare.
Using a fixed bridge to replace a single tooth can cause damage to adjacent teeth, potentially necessitating multiple tooth replacements in the long run. A single dental implant can replace a missing tooth and eliminate the need for future dental work. Similarly, full mouth dental implants
take the guesswork out of a patient's oral health's future. Whether a patient requires one tooth replaced or all of them, it is critical to consult an OMS as soon as possible and develop a plan.