' How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants?

Whether you need one tooth replaced or all 28, dental implants are the perfect choice. They look, feel and function like your natural teeth and can help to enhance your appearance and your dental hygiene. Plus, all on 4, all on 6 and full arch dental implants are simple, easy, affordable implant techniques anyone can use. Want a dental repair method that can improve your quality of life? Dental implants are a great option. It can give you the confidence in your smile that can help you build better personal and professional relationships. Find out more about dental implants today.

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial teeth with titanium roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone below the gum. The implants replace rotted, damaged or extracted teeth. They provide a firm, strong, foundation for replacement teeth that are permanent or removable. They fit into the gum perfectly and look and function like natural teeth. Many people prefer dental implants to dentures, crowns and bridges because they don’t become loose easily. Whether people have lost one or multiple teeth because periodontal disease or accidents, dental implants are a great option.

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Two Types Of Dental Implants

There are two basic types of dental implants. They are endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. People with removable bridges and dentures commonly use endosteal implants. This type of implant is fixed to the jawbone using screws, cylinders or blades to create a stable foundation. This enables the replacement teeth to withstand years of wear and tear. Subperiosteal implants work best for people with low jawbone density or who are unable to wear conventional dentures. To install subperiosteal implants dentists put a metal frame on top of the jawbone just below the gum. Posts are installed in the frame to hold the replacement teeth in position.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

People who opt for dental implants can enjoy many excellent benefits. They include:

  1. Improved Appearance
  2. Improve Speech Clarity
  3. Enhanced Comfort
  4. Eating Is Easier
  5. Better Oral Health
  6. Improved Self-Esteem
  7. Greater Convenience
  8. Long Lasting Durability

Why People Like Dental Implants

Dental implants are growing in popularity because they look, feel and function like natural teeth. Designed to fuse with the jawbone, dental implants are firm, sturdy and permanent. While dentures can slip while the wearer is talking causing them the embarrassment of mumbling or slurring their words and being forced to put their dentures back in place, dental implants allow people to speak without having to worry their teeth might slip. Plus, implants are more comfortable than dentures, make chewing easier and allow users to confidently eat anything without pain or discomfort.

Improved Quality Of Life

Dental implants are easier to keep clean, so they improve oral health. Plus, they eliminate the inconvenience of having to remove them to be cleaned and the need to use messy adhesives to prevent them from shifting. Dental implants are very durable and with proper care they can last a lifetime. The implants help people to smile confidently knowing their teeth look great. It makes them feel better about themselves, enhances their self-esteem and gives them the confidence to speak with strangers. This helps them develop rewarding personal and professional relationships.

Full Arch Dental Implants

For people who have problems some, most or all of their teeth, full arch dental implants are the perfect solution. If patients need a full mouth extraction to remove broken, rotted or otherwise damaged teeth on the mouth’s upper or lower arch, full mouth dental implants are an excellent choice. They are a more durable, lifelike, comfortable alternative to removable dentures. Making up the line of the teeth’s length, width and placement in the upper and lower jaws, the dental arch determines where a person’s teeth are set. Using 4 or more implants, full arch dental implants can easily and reliably hold all the needed replacement teeth in place.

Perfect For Addressing Widespread Dental Damage

Full mouth dental implants enable dentists to replace as many damaged or missing as the patient needs to improve the look, feel and function of their mouth. It’s perfect for addressing widespread dental damage cause by illness or injury. Rather than living with a mouthful of rotted, broken or missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures, full mouth dental implants are a great option. They are permanent, durable, easy to clean and look, feel and function like natural teeth. They make repairing many damaged teeth a breeze. With one dental visit the procedure can solve a wide variety of dental problems.

Affordable, Effective Dental Treatment

The proper crescent arrangement of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaw is essential for healthy, effective dentition. Full mouth dental implants can ensure a patient’s damaged or missing incisors, canines and molars are replaced with durable, natural-looking, ones. This hold the replacement teeth securely and in the right position to enable the person to be able to chew their food effectively and comfortably. With 4 or more implants securing the replaced dental arch, patients are able use their teeth to bite, grind and masticate any type of food without worrying that their dentures will shift or slip.

Full Arch Dental Implants Candidates

Anyone missing multiple teeth in the arch of their mouths could be good candidates for full mouth dental implants. The dentist will do a thorough examination of teeth and look for signs of deterioration of your jawbone with a CT scan. They will determine if the jawbone is strong enough for the implant or if bone grafting is recommended to create a more stable foundation for them. People whose jawbones are healthy and stable enough for a full arch dental implant procedure to replace their damaged or missing teeth have several different options. They include all on 4 dental implants and all on 6 dental implants.

All On 4 Dental Implants

While traditional dental implants require a separate screw for each of the prosthetic teeth being installed, all on 4 dental implants can attach a full arch of teeth with just four screws. That means all the replacement teeth in the top or the bottom of the patient’s mouth can be anchored in place with 4 dental implants. Once the dentist puts the dental implants in place, acrylic or porcelain replacement teeth or customized
crowns can be attached to the screws. Although patients cannot remove the all on 4 dental implants to clean them like traditional dentures, dentists can remove and clean them.

All On 6 Dental Implants

All on 6 dental implants are another common type of full arch dental implants. This multiple tooth replacement uses a bridge with a full arch of teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw or both that 6 dental implants screwed into the jawbone hold in place. Through the process of osseointegration, the 6 strategically placed implants eventually
become integrated with the jawbone. The implants are strong and sturdy enough for a dentist to install one crown or multiple teeth into the bridge. This full arch dental impact technique is an effective long-term solution to the problem of having multiple teeth that need to be replaced.

The Implant Installation Procedure

To get the best possible results when replacing a full arch of teeth with dental implants, the dentist creates a custom treatment plan. Using photos, x-rays and examining the patient’s teeth, gums and jawbones, the dentist chooses a suitable location for the implants. Four to six dental implant posts will be put into the jawbone at a slight angle. This minimizes the implants impact on the surrounding bone tissue. The dentist can then install permanent replacement teeth immediately or put in temporary ones. Then when the gum heals in about 6 months, the dentist puts in the permanent teeth.

The Healing Process

Once the osseointegration and gum healing process is complete, the dentist will install the permanent replacement teeth. They will do a thorough examination to ensure the implants fit properly, are comfortable and look like the patient’s natural teeth. The versatility of full arch implant treatment allows patients to have it used to address dental issues on the mouth’s upper arch, lower arch or both. Experienced dentists like Dr. Delaram Hanookai, who many say is the best periodontist in Los Angeles, can provide an immediate, effective, solution to dental arch problems.

How Dental Implants can help

Whether you need one tooth, several teeth or all your replaced, Dr. Delaram Hanookai can do full arch implants, install a supporting bridge or do a complete denture replacement. He can implant one to 28 strong, beautiful, natural looking teeth that can allow patients to eat, talk and smile with confidence. Broken, rotted or missing teeth do not have to ruin your personal or professional relationships. One visit to Dr. Hanookai and you can have the full mouth dental implants you need to comfortably, eat, smile and speak without pain or embarrassment. This excellent, affordable alternative to clear choice can dramatically improve the quality of your life now and forever.

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