According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 35 million adults in the United States do not have any teeth. Decay and gum disease are usually the cause of such severe tooth loss, but injury, cancer and ordinary wear and tear over the years are also to blame. The consequences of not having teeth include malnutrition, diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. Therefore, full mouth replacement in Richardson is essential. The dentists at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics use different types of dental implants to rebuild patients’ mouths. With full mouth replacement, you can once again enjoy the benefits of an attractive and beautiful smile.
After your implants are placed, they will need at least four to six months to integrate with your surrounding bone and gum tissue. Depending on the type of dental implant procedure you choose, you may be able to get your new smile immediately following your surgery. This is the case for the All-on-4 treatment, which is also available at our office. Healing time can also be influenced by your current habits. To ensure the healing process goes smoothly, do not use tobacco products of any kind.
Full mouth replacement is a step-by-step treatment plan designed to restore not only your smile, but also complete oral health. In addition to dental implants—the perfect substitutes for natural teeth that are missing—your treatment plan may also include a number of other services needed to ensure a strong foundation for your new smile. For example, if you have gum disease, then periodontal therapy can halt the advance of this bacterial infection and ensure that your gums and bones support implants.
A traditional denture rests on top of your gums. Muscle tension, suction and denture adhesive hold this type of prosthetic in place. But implant-retained dentures are attached to dental implants that are anchored in your jawbone. These dentures do not move, so you’ll be able to eat, speak and smile without having to worry about false teeth that move or fall out.
In addition, dental implants offer the added advantage of stimulating healthy new bone tissue growth. Without a tooth root in place, that portion of your jaw begins to melt away, leading to a sunken and more aged appearance. Therefore, implant-retained dentures help to ensure that the structure of your jaw and face remain the same.
Have you been suffering from complete tooth loss for too long? Would you like to have your smile back and be able to eat a variety of foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and hearty breads? Then, full mouth replacement is a service you should consider.
One of the dentists at Breckinridge Dental & Orthodontics would be glad to meet with you, assess the condition of your mouth. If appropriate, a treatment plan for full mouth replacement will be recommended. Call the office today to schedule an appointment.