Full Mouth Implant Reconstruction (Smile-In-A-Day)
All-on-4® and ProArch® dental implant systems and protocols are the ultimate solutions for replacing all your missing teeth. If the loss of all your teeth is anticipated, this treatment can be planned with one simple procedure.
Do you have loose teeth, missing teeth or gaps? Do you have dentures that don’t fit well and constantly need adjusting? If this sounds like you then the advanced All-on-4® treatment from Nobel Biocare or ProArch® by Straumann could be an option for a stable, long-lasting, and natural-looking outcome. These smile-in-a day implant treatment options will change your life for the better making you happier, more confident and free to live the life you imagined. With a combination of cutting-edge dental techniques and expertise in implant dentistry, we can ease your worries and social discomforts and provide you with this transformative treatment.
All-on-4® earns its name because the denture or bridge that replaces your teeth is all held in place by just four implants per arch. While single implants are more suited to individual tooth replacements, All-on-4® can replace an entire set of missing teeth with just one prosthetic. Dentures can be uncomfortable, irritating and embarrassing. Many people struggle to chew comfortably and even say that their self-confidence has been undermined by wearing a denture. With advances in implant dentistry, here at Portland Perio Implant Center we now have many innovative techniques for full arch fixed bridge restoration.
Using an implant-supported prosthesis to replace your teeth has advantages that include
- No more worrying about dentures or avoiding crunchy, chewy, or hard foods.
- Smile in a day is a permanent fixed solution and is not removable like your dentures
- The procedure is completed in one day
- No more concerns about embarrassing situations when a conventional denture may fall-out
- Improved self-confidence
- Better support for facial tissues, giving a more youthful appearance
- No need for unpleasant denture adhesives or pastes
- Significantly less expensive than a full mouth rehabilitation using individual implant restorations
For many, such treatment may seem a daunting task. But we hear repeatedly from our patients that go through treatment that they wish they had done it sooner.
If you think we can assist you in getting a new smile and transform your life, then please call our office. We would be happy to schedule a consultation to see if a full-mouth restoration with All-on-4 dental implants will work for you.
Before and After
The gum and jawbone were never meant to support dentures. Typical dentures rest on the gums and any remaining teeth. For many patients, dentures will tend to adversely affect gum tissues. Over time, the underlying bone will lose bulk, and the gum covering the jaw will be reduced in quality, which can lead to the loss of more teeth. Inevitably as these supporting tissues are lost, the dentures become less steady and more difficult to wear. This results in irritation to the gums, the risk of the dentures slipping out, difficulty in chewing, unwanted sounds and a loss of confidence. Loose dentures can cause embarrassment in social situations and make it impossible to eat certain types of food, with detrimental effects on digestion and overall health. Usually, with loose upper dentures, people resort to using lots of denture adhesive which leaves an unpleasant taste in the mouth and is a chore to clean out in the evenings.
Advantages of Implant-Supported Dentures
Placing implants to support and retain a denture will generally offer much more stability and predictability, as well as improving comfort, retention, and most importantly helping to retain the bone in your jawbone.
We consider using implants to support full dentures as a minimum standard of care that we offer our patients. When teeth are still present, a tooth-supported metal-based partial denture may be an effective way to replace a few missing teeth. With the placement of two dental implants into the lower jaw or four in the upper jaw, dentures can be attached to implants which hold them firmly in place. They look and feel like natural teeth and allow the patient to confidently smile, laugh, and eat all kinds of food again. It’s a straightforward process which can be completed under local anesthetic. The implants will need three months to heal and bond with your jaw bone to provide a solid support for your replacement tooth.
Temporary replacement teeth are usually fitted at the same time as your implant placement, which will stay in place until the final restoration appointment. This treatment enables people of all ages, including patients in their 90s, struggling with loose dentures for many years, to enjoy their food and feel confident again. The implant-secured denture can be removed to ease cleaning around the implants.