Full Mouth Restoration Lake Forest CA | Lifetime Dental
Losing teeth due to periodontal disease, development problems, decay or injury is not uncommon, however, that doesn’t change the fact that missing several teeth can lower one’s confidence and make smiling, speaking or chewing unpleasant. If you are missing several teeth, a full mouth restoration with dental implants may be the right option for you. A full mouth restoration procedure can restore your mouth that looks natural and feels comfortable.
Dental Implants Versus Conventional Dentures
There are several advantages and benefits to dental implants over other full mouth dental restoration options. First of all, dental implants are natural-looking and function just like natural teeth and are designed to be long lasting. Unlike dentures, dental implants provide more comfortable and stable replacement teeth, allowing you to chew more easily and maintain your natural bite. Additionally, your bone will be better preserved due to dental implants replacing part of your tooth roots. On the other hand, dentures aren’t secured in the jawbone, which can make the bone deteriorate. Dental implants are more aesthetic and easier to maintain in the long run in comparison to dentures.
The Full Mouth Restoration Procedure
This procedure requires careful planning by one of our dentists and occurs in various phases. The first phase involves placing the implants, which look like small screws, into the jaw bone surgically. Once the implants have been placed, we will give your mouth two to six months to heal, which also allows the bone and implant to build a strong bonding. We will provide you with a temporary teeth replacement, which can be worn during this time.
The second phase consists of attaching extensions onto the implants, which will allow multiple crowns to be attached to the implants. Once this has been completed, your gums will be given a couple of weeks to heal.
The final phase requires bridges or dentures to be created specifically for you and is then attached to the implants. You will be able to return to your regular activities shortly after this final phase has been completed.
Full Mouth Restoration Cost
We know that dental work isn’t cheap, but we want to work with you to make it as affordable as possible. The cost for full mouth restoration with dental implants varies from patient to patient depending on their needs and circumstances. For example, some patients may need additional surgery before a full mouth restoration can be performed. We offer several financing options and accept most major insurance companies, and we will work with you to choose the best option for you.
What to Expect After the Procedure
After all, phases are complete, you can expect aftercare to be very easy. Taking care of your dental implants will be the same as taking care of natural teeth. We recommend brushing, flossing and using mouthwash along with making regular dental visits to help maintain your dental implants. After your procedure, we will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your dental implants.
Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Restoration with Dental Implants?
Generally, if you have missing or damaged teeth, you may be a good candidate for a full mouth restoration with dental implants. Ideal candidates will have healthy gums, good oral health, and substantial healthy bone. Those who do not have enough healthy bone for a dental implant are not good candidates, but other teeth replacement options are available and we will help you to decide which option is the best one for you.
Restore Your Smile
All of the staff at Lifetime Dental understand how bothersome it can be to be missing several, or all of your teeth. Our purpose is to provide the best care to all of our patients and deliver excellent results so you can feel happy with your smile again. We have the experience and expertise to provide full mouth restoration with dental implants to our patients. If you are missing several or all of your teeth due to periodontal disease, development problems, decay or injury, give us a call at 949-581-8109 to set up an appointment where you will be able to discuss your goals, needs, and concerns with one of our dentists.