Full Mouth Restoration
Mason City, IA
We all want to have a healthy, confident, and fully functional smile, but unfortunately, tooth loss, facial trauma, and dental decay sometimes make that challenging. Dental Specialists and Implant Clinic of Iowa and Dental Implant Center in IA, Mason City provides full-mouth restoration to replace your teeth with long-lasting implants and beautiful, natural-looking prostheses.
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
Ideal Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
Generally speaking, you are a good candidate for full mouth restoration if you fall into one of two categories. Either you have dentition that is completely non-restorable, or you have gone multiple years with unaddressed tooth loss.
Full mouth restoration is usually recommended if you are missing all or most of your teeth, or you anticipate the need to have many of your teeth extracted. If you only need to replace a single tooth, or perhaps a couple of teeth, other restorative options are available, including standard dental implant procedures.
To qualify for full mouth restoration, you need to be healthy, and this encompasses both oral health and general physical health. If you have untreated periodontal disease, you will need to seek treatment before having a full mouth restoration. And, if any underlying health conditions impede proper healing, full mouth restoration may not be the best option. The best way to verify your candidacy for a safe and successful surgery is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.
What is Involved in the Process?
During your consultation, your full mouth restoration process will be explained in greater detail. Generally, it involves the strategic placement of dental implants at different points in the mouth. Full mouth restoration is possible with as few as four dental implants. Bar attachment dentures are often used for full mouth restoration. These provide the security and comfort of implants, but they can also be easily removed as needed.
We offer a full range of sedation options, ensuring comfort and safety throughout the full mouth restoration process. Your doctor will be happy to clarify sedation options during your initial consultation.
What are the Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restoration can be advantageous because:
|You will be able to eat, drink, and smile with greater comfort and confidence.
|You will have a bright, healthy smile that looks completely natural.
|Full mouth restoration uses minimal implants, shortening surgery, and recovery times.
|With the proper oral care, your results can last a lifetime.
You’re in Good Hands with Dental Specialists and Implant Clinic of Iowa
If you have experienced major tooth loss or other significant oral health problems, you may be a good candidate for full mouth restoration. We would love to tell you more about the process, recovery, and results. To learn more about rehabilitating your smile, schedule a consultation in Mason City, IA at 641-243-1486.