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What Are Full Mouth Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium tooth roots placed in the jaw to support a strong artificial tooth or crown. 

The gold standard when it comes to restoring a beautiful smile is full mouth dental implants, which are the better alternative to dentures because they look and function like natural teeth. Comparing with dentures, full mouth dental implants do not need to wear neighboring teeth. They can chew powerfully, live longer, and are natural and lifelike, so people call them the third set of human teeth. Hence, they are becoming the preferred way to restore missing teeth.

Dental implants are divided into three parts:

1. The Implant: It is a titanium screw that replaces the root of the tooth when the root is not available. Like the root of a tooth, it is fixed to the alveolar bone.
2. The Abutment: It is the intermediate structure that connects the implant to the restoration.
3. The Crown: It is the part of the tooth that can be seen. In general, its materials are usually metal or porcelain. As a matter of fact, it plays an important role in the aesthetics and durability of the teeth.

Before: Missing Front Teeth
After: Individual Implant Teeth
Before: Missing Front Teeth
After: Individual Implant Teeth
Before: No Upper or Lower Teeth
After: Full Mouth Implant Teeth
Before: No Upper or Lower Teeth
After: Individual Implant Teeth

Note: All patients above are treated at AIID Faculty Practice

Why Full Mouth Dental Implants?

Health Benefits:

One of the most significant advantages of dental implants is that they restore full chewing ability, preventing bone loss. The implant replaces the roots and teeth, allowing chewing to return to normal. Also, it provides the stimulus needed for natural bone growth. Additionally, the surgery can help keep patients away from gum disease. Missing teeth can be a trap for food and bacteria and can lead to gum disease. Damage to eating function can also cause a breakdown of the GI system, resulting in malnutrition. Dental implants can go a long way to alleviate these problems.

Psychological Benefits: 

Full mouth dental implants are identical to real teeth in appearance and function. Successful dental implants have no foreign body sensation in the mouth, and no metal is exposed, which is conducive to maintaining oral hygiene, comfort, and beauty, especially when restoring the function of the incisors. Of course, being able to eat comfortably can significantly improve one’s quality of life. Besides, having good teeth gives people the confidence to smile in front of others, thus making them more comfortable.

Durability Benefits:

The purpose of full mouth dental implants is to imitate the structure of natural teeth Two parts are in the implants: the root and the crown. The material of artificial root is pure titanium metal, which is biocompatible and grows together with the alveolar bone, making it very strong and durable. If the the clinician does the surgery properly, the implants can last for the rest of their lives. 



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