Trying to live without your natural teeth is never easy. And it’s harder if you choose to get removable dentures to replace your missing teeth. No matter how much time and skill is put into fabricating the dentures, they’ll never quite be the same as your original teeth. So, what’s the solution? South Bay Prosthodontics is the nearest option for a number people in the South Bay area in Southern California. We bring full mouth rehabilitation services to our patients, in some cases by using implant supported permanent dentures. We do everything to the best of our abilities, so that your new teeth look and feel just like the natural ones. If you’re in Torrance and need to find the best Implant dentist that’s nearby, then you need to call us immediately.
What are an All-on-4, 5, 6 & 8 Dental Implants?
An implant supported prosthesis is one of the best methods for replacing your missing permanent teeth, using up to eight implants in each jaw. The best thing about this form of prostheses is that you get an implant for each and every missing tooth you have. This is a better solution than seeking a full mouth replacement. A minimum of four are sufficient for supporting a complete set of dentures themselves.
How Do Full Mouth Implants Work?
By using implant supported prostheses, you can have all-on-four, all-on-five, all-on-six, or all-on-eight implants placed in each necessary jaw. These will support a removable or fixed set of dentures. All-on-four Implant Prostheses are the most commonly used. These are the kind wherein two implants are placed in the front of the jaw. The remaining two are placed in the back at a forty five degree angle. In situations where increased support and retention for the prosthesis is required, six or even eight can be placed in the jaw instead. This isn’t very common, because a larger amount of implants require a greater volume and thickness of the jaw bones.
Who Needs a Full Mouth Restoration?
If you’re looking to replace their missing teeth with dental implants are suitable candidates for getting any form of the prostheses. Implant supported dentures are ideal in the following cases:
- Complete Bone Resorption – Conventional implants won’t be placed in your mouth if the jawbone is not thick enough. In these cases, providing complete mouth reconstruction with full mouth implant prostheses is quite feasible, and are preferred over other tooth replacement options.
- Complete Mouth Reconstruction – Trying to get full mouth rehabilitation in either your upper or lower jaw? We recommend multiple teeth implant prostheses for supported dentures.
- Complete Teeth Makeover – Don’t you want to get your beautiful smile back? These implants could be your best chance to bring back that shining smile.
How Are Permanent Dentures Implanted?
Fabrication and placement of All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 implants is carried out in two phases. The first phase involves the placement procedure, while the second phase consists of loading them into your jaw with a suitable prosthesis.
- Dental Implants Placement – Our staff of skilled dentistry experts ensure that you are completely pain-free and relaxed for the procedure, typically by administering local anesthesia. If you are anxious during visits, conscious sedation can also be used. The surgical procedure is begun by making an incision over the soft tissue overlying the jaw bone where the implants need to be inserted. A surgical flap is raised in the tissue, and a small hole is drilled in the jaw for the placement of the implants. The implants are then screwed into position while applying controlled forces.
- Dental Implant Loading – Typically, a complete denture would be fixed to the implants by using an abutment, after complete healing of the surgical site has occurred. However, new dental techniques now allow dentistry experts to immediately load them into the jaw with a suitable prosthesis. In situations where immediate implant loading is recommended, the dentures and their abutments are prepared before they are placed and immediately inserted once the initial surgery is completed.
Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants
Implant supported prostheses have several advantages over conventional prostheses, such as dentures and bridges. Here are a few reasons why:
- Durability – Unlike typical dentures (which need to be repaired or replaced on a frequent basis), implant supported prostheses are considerably well constructed. If you follow proper oral hygiene, expect these impressive innovations to last you for a lifetime.
- Fast Recovery – We perform as minimal surgery for any placement as possible. We do this to make sure that procedure is quick, and is followed by a complete and speedy recovery.
- Quick Results – Unlike other conventional options which require several months before a prosthesis can be placed over them. But All-on-4, 5, 6, or 8 Implant Supported Prosthesis can be immediately loaded with brand new teeth. That means you get the opportunity to have a beautiful smile in just one day!
- No Bone Grafting – A bone grafting procedure is not required for implant supported prosthesis, since they can be placed where the quality and quantity of bone is less pronounced. Usually, the effects of bone resorption are very mild in the front portion of the jaw bone. Therefore, the two implants in the front are quite stable, and are effective in retaining the prosthesis. The implants at the back are usually placed at a specific angle. This means that they can be placed even where there is even less space between the upper and lower jaw bone than usual.
- Convenience – What does all of this mean for you? It means you get to enjoy the durability, strength, and ease of dental implants – and with the appearance of fixed or removable partial dentures. And the best part? that you can eat and speak naturally, and feel just like you used to.
Call us today to set up an appointment with our lead Malena Rodriguez DDS and find out more about all of our services. Find more about Dental implants here. Get that smile you’ve always wanted at South Bay Prosthodontics.