Full Mouth Dental Implants
Rockwall & Paris, Texas
Full mouth dental implants provide a stable, natural feeling solution that is ideal for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth; however, there are many things to consider when deciding whether full mouth dental implants are right for you. While advancements in dental technology have made dental implants a viable option for more and more patients, there are instances when a patient’s jawbone has deteriorated too much or there is an underlying health condition that precludes them from being a good candidate for this procedure.
At Northeast Texas Periodontal Specialists, we offer a range of implant-based solutions for missing teeth, including full mouth dental implants. If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about whether full mouth dental implants or another implant-based solution is right for you, please refer to the following. To schedule an appointment for a consultation for full mouth dental implants, contact our Rockwall office today at (972) 771-8640 or our Paris office at (903) 785-4832.
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Treatment Plan & Procedure
The process of getting full mouth dental implants will take place over multiple visits. During your initial examination, we will perform a thorough examination to determine if you are a viable candidate for full mouth dental implants and address any underlying issues that need to be corrected before the procedure can be performed, such as tooth extraction or bone grafting. We will also take 3-D x-rays using a dental CBCT scanner, which allows us to determine the number of implants needed and the optimal placement of these implants. We will also use these images with a special software to create a surgical guide to ensure the implant is precisely inserted into the pre-planned position. Provided you are viable candidate, impressions of your new teeth will be made, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.
Your full mouth dental procedure will begin with administration of a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any discomfort as well as oral or IV sedation, if necessary. Once you are numbed and comfortable, the procedure will begin. First, we will make an incision in your gum, then prepare the bone where your implant will be placed using the Piezosurgery instrument. Unlike conventional instruments, Piezosurgery uses ultrasonic vibrations to precisely cut bone without affecting the nerves, blood vessels, skin, or gum tissue.
Once the hole has been made in the bone and the implants placed, we will position your temporary restoration, which you will use during the healing process. It will take several months for the titanium posts (dental implants) in your jaw to fully integrate with your jawbone (osseointegration). Once this process of osseointegration is complete, you will return to our office one final time before your permanent restoration will be placed by your dentist. After the crowns have been placed on the implants, our office will check the gum tissues around the crowns. We want to check to ensure that your bite looks and feels comfortable and aligns with the adjacent teeth then your full mouth dental implant process will be complete!
full mouth Dental Implants
Are they worth it?
The process of getting full mouth dental implants will require a significant financial investment and take several months to complete. Due to the commitment required to complete this procedure, many people are uncertain whether it is worth the time and money involved. If you are uncertain whether you should pursue getting full mouth dental implants, it may be helpful to consider the many benefits you will enjoy once the procedure is complete, such as:
- Natural looking smile
- Increased self-confidence
- Improved oral health
- Feels the most natural of all full mouth tooth replacement options
- Does not require adhesives
- Reduces risk of oral health issues such as gum disease or jawbone loss
- Stops jawbone deterioration
- High success rate
- Restores your ability to enjoy all types of foods
- Permanent results
Full Mouth Dental Implants
To ensure that your full mouth dental implant procedure is successful and provide you with any ongoing personal care instructions, we will schedule post-operative checks throughout the first year of your implants being placed at no additional charge. We also provide post-operative checks on your implants annually following the first year during the ongoing implant cleaning appointments to ensure the gums and implants are healthy and strong.
The cost of getting full mouth dental implants will largely depend on whether any additional procedures are being performed, how many implants you are having placed, what type of dental sedation is used, the materials used for your full mouth dental implant procedure, and your dental insurance plan. It is also important to factor in the cost of the initial visit and any follow up appointments that may be necessary.
For patients who are covered under a dental insurance plan, although we are not in-network, we will gladly help prepare and file your claim to ensure you receive your maximum reimbursement. Payment is due in full on the day of treatment. We accept cash, check, Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. If you are concerned about the cost of receiving treatment, please know that we offer our patients Compassionate Finance, which offers a variety of payment solutions with fixed interest rates and manageable monthly payments and CareCredit®, which offers 24-monty payment plans with zero interest, as well as low-interest financing for 24-60 months.