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Missing All Your Teeth? Consider Full Arch Dental Implants

If you are missing all your teeth in either the upper or lower jaw, you may think conventional dentures are the only option to replace your missing teeth. If you think so, I suppose you are mistaken. Dental implants can replace teeth even if you have none left in your mouth. With full-mouth dental implants from Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry, Dr. Tyler Wynne and the team can replace your missing teeth in your upper, lower, or both arches using implants inserted strategically in your mouth.

What to expect from the full mouth dental implant treatment

Patients missing all their teeth, tired of their existing teeth, or unhappy with dentures are the perfect candidates for full-arch dental implants. While this tooth replacement has a “full mouth” in it, you don’t always need to be replacing all the teeth in your mouth. It can be either your mouth’s lower or upper jaw or both. If you have received a single implant before, the procedure for full-mouth dental implants isn’t that different. Here is what to expect.

  • Consultation: Our dentist looks at your medical history, current lifestyle, and dental health to determine your candidature for dental implants. We also look at your facial features and other factors that come into the picture when designing your implants.
  • Examinations: We use a series of digital photographs, dental digital films, and CT scans to scrutinize your jawbone to determine the best position to place an implant.  
  • Dental implant surgery: After administering anesthesia, dental implants are strategically placed in your jawbone to secure your new teeth. A healing cap is placed and the surgical site is sutured to pave the way for healing.
  • Healing: You need about 4-6 months of recovery after surgery. During this period, the jawbone grows around the implants to form a stable anchorage for your denture. During this healing phase a transitional denture that is held in place by the implants is worn.
  • Denture installation: After healing, our dental team installs a natural-looking final denture over the implants. Unlike conventional dentures, implant retained dentures don’t slip or move around your mouth when talking, smiling, or eating.

Have you lost most or all your teeth? Full arch dental implants in Clemmons, NC, can restore your smile’s function and appearance. Please book an appointment with Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry to get the smile you deserve. Call us at (336) 793-0577.

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