Restore the Entire Upper or Lower Arch of Teeth in One Complete Bridge – All on 6 Dental Implants in Brooklyn NY
Full mouth dental implants we offer in our LuxDen Brooklyn dental implant center can restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth using a fixed dental bridge. With this solution, it’s possible to replace 10 or 12 teeth using a restoration that is permanently screwed or cemented in place and which is only retrievable by an implant dentist. In our implant center we use only the highest quality Titanium or Zirconium material for full mouth dental implants.
While it is possible to restore entire arches using techniques such as All-on-Four dental implants, full mouth dental implants typically use six or more optimally located implants and which provide greater support and stability.
Full dental implants are a more traditional form of implant treatment where the implants are covered after surgery and left to heal undisturbed for several months. It is a tried and tested surgical procedure that provides a predictable treatment outcome.
Full dental implants in Brooklyn NY. Dr. Leonard Umanoff of LuxDen Dental Implants Center is among the best dental implant dentists, full dental implants expert and one of few implant dentists in Brooklyn to offer newest and most advanced full dental implants, full mouth restoration options and latest all on 4 and all on 6 dental implant procedures. When you come in to see the dental implant dentist, Dr. Umanoff, he will examine you and discuss the material (Titanium or Zirconium) for placing full mouth dental implants.
Why Choose Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Anyone who is facing complete tooth loss in their upper or lower arch, or in both arches, or who already wears dentures may wish to consider full mouth dental implants. Opting for full mouth dental implants will provide you with an optimal level of stability, and you will enjoy a biting strength similar to natural teeth, so you can enjoy just about anything you wish to eat.
The implants are placed strategically in your upper or lower arch or both. Additionally, because the implants are located evenly throughout your jawbone, they can better preserve it, replacing some of your natural tooth roots and preventing bone resorption.
Who Is Suitable for Full Dental Implants?
With full dental implants, six or more implants are placed strategically throughout the jaw and must receive enough support from the bone around them. People who lost teeth years ago or who have active periodontal disease or who have had periodontal disease in the past are more likely to have lost a significant amount of jawbone.
Advanced periodontal disease can destroy the bone around natural teeth and is a common cause of tooth loss.
Even if this is the case, you can still consider this treatment, but you may need bone grafts to restore bone levels for optimal implant placement.
Dr. Umanoff must also consider several other important factors before suggesting this treatment. One issue to discuss is the thickness of the final prosthesis, as if bone loss is significant, the prosthesis may be thicker than expected and might not feel as natural as anticipated. People who have full mouth dental implants will often have difficulty recognizing excessive biting forces due to lack of sensation. Biting too hard on dental implants could increase the risk of failure by putting them under excessive stress.
Some people have dental issues that include bruxism, where they bite and clench during sleep, placing too much pressure on dental implants. Yet another factor is speech, and sometimes patients may achieve better results with shorter span bridges or with single dental implants. Although this may increase the overall cost of treatment and the time required, the outcome may better fit your needs.
What Is the Procedure for All on Six Dental Implants?
As with any dental implant treatment suggested here at LuxDen Dental Center, we consider your aims and desires for treatment closely, and Dr. Umanoff will discuss your oral and medical health with you extensively.
It is important to discuss your dental and medical health to ensure you are suitable for any form of implant treatment. Dr. Umanoff will also discuss the possible benefits and risks and can provide an estimate of the costs. It won’t be possible to give an accurate quotation until after diagnostic tests are complete and your jawbone health is assessed fully.
We will need to take a cone beam CT scan with our on-site imaging technology, and which also takes panoramic or 2-D x-rays of your jaws. Dr. Umanoff will assess these images to quantify the amount of available bone for implants and the overall quality of your jawbone.
Planning Full Mouth Implants
The diagnostic images are used to plan surgery meticulously and determine if bone grafting is required. If you do need bone grafts, these must be completed before implant surgery and given time to heal. Dr. Umanoff can discuss the procedure for bone grafting in more detail and will advise you of the additional costs and time needed for surgery.
Otherwise, the 3-D and 2-D images are manipulated to determine the optimal placement for each implant.
Treatment outcome is also considered as Dr. Umanoff can virtually plan your implant bridge, ensuring it provides excellent aesthetics and that you can eat and talk comfortably. Once complete, the treatment plan is used to create a custom-made surgical stent or template used during surgery.
Placing Full Dental Implants
The custom-made surgical stent ensures your treatment plan is replicated accurately, and each implant is inserted to the correct depth and angulation. Once inserted, the implants are covered with healing caps to protect them and are left undisturbed to heal and bond with your jawbone. We will create a temporary prosthesis before surgery or can sometimes adapt an existing denture to wear during this period.
Fitting Your Implant Teeth
Once the implants are integrated and have fused firmly with your bone, we attach special connectors to the implants and can make your permanent prosthesis. Your permanent teeth are fitted onto the implants and are screwed or cemented in place. Often, large implant bridges are screwed onto dental implants, and we cover the screws with tooth-colored composite resin. It is a technique that allows for easy retrievability of the bridge should it require maintenance or cleaning.
What to Expect After Full Mouth Implant Surgery?
It is perfectly normal to experience some discomfort after implant surgery, but some people may feel virtually no discomfort at all. We will give you specific instructions on which foods are safe to eat and which are best avoided during healing. Our dental team can offer advice on using over-the-counter painkillers or will provide a prescription for pain medicine.
We will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your dental implants, and if necessary, prescribe antibiotics.
Often, it’s important to use an antimicrobial mouth rinse for the first week or so following surgery. As the implants heal more thoroughly, we will show you precisely how to clean around them to keep them free from infection.
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Full Mouth Dental Implants?
Advantages of full mouth dental implants include:
- Treatment can eliminate the need to wear dentures or a removable prosthesis.
- You will enjoy the sensation of having teeth that feel stable and strong and which are permanently fitted in the mouth.
- Because your smile will look and feel natural, self-confidence and self-esteem can increase.
- Full mouth implants provide a biting strength similar to natural teeth so that you can enjoy more foods.
- Full mouth dental implants help to preserve your jawbone, preventing further bone loss.
- Your appearance could improve as your prosthesis will provide excellent support for your cheeks and lips, eliminating that collapsed in appearance that frequently affects denture wearers.
- Treatment is predictable and has a high success rate.
Disadvantages of full mouth dental implants include:
- The implants mustn’t move or come under any pressure during integration with the surrounding bone, as this could increase the risk of implant failure.
- The potential need for bone grafting can increase the cost of treatment.
The success rate for all on six dental implant treatment is very high, and especially as every patient is thoroughly evaluated for their suitability.
Dr. Umanoff has extensive experience in completing this procedure, and complications are rare. With the correct care and maintenance, full mouth dental implants should last for years and are extremely cost-effective in the longer term.