Full Mouth Dental Implants in
Louisville, KY & New Albany, IN
A dental implant is small titanium post or screw surgically placed in your jawbone. This post then performs as an artificial tooth root. Once in position, a crown, dental bridge, or a denture made of acrylic or ceramic is then attached to the post. This restoration fills the vacant space and acts like a natural tooth. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you have the opportunity to restore that arch with full mouth dental implants. You could replace the missing teeth with an implant for each tooth, or traditional dentures. Full mouth dental implants are an innovative combination of both options that is affordable, quick, convenient, and delivers some terrific benefits.
The Benefits of Full Mouth Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a number of advantages over other restoration options. They look and function like your natural teeth and are long lasting. Full mouth dental implants and implant-supported full bridges are more comfortable and stable than previous traditional dentures, which restores your natural biting and chewing functionality.
Full mouth dental implants also replace some of your natural tooth roots, which will contribute to preserving the integrity of your jawbone. With conventional dentures, the jawbone that surrounded the natural tooth roots will immediately begin to atrophy. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, distribute pressure sensations, helping to stimulate and maintain the integrity of the jawbone. The loss of bone that comes with conventional dentures leads to a collapsed, sagging face.
Over an extended time, implant supported restorations are far more visually pleasing and easier to maintain than traditional dentures.
- Dental implants are the best, strongest, and most durable option for tooth replacement available.
- Implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. You will notice truly minor difference between your implants and your natural teeth.
- Dental implants preserve jawbone mass, which is a primary factor for maintaining long term oral health. This prevents the wrinkled facial look caused by bone loss that happens because of missing teeth.
- Implants do not require any alteration to any adjoining teeth, like traditional dental bridges do.
The Full Mouth Dental Implant Procedure
With our specific training in implant placement, the experts at PerioImplant Associates know how your new restorative teeth should look and function. The crowns, bridge, or dentures that we will attach to the implants are designed and created at a certified dental lab with high-quality materials to ensure long-lasting comfort and the best results.
Our team will implement innovative technology to achieve the accuracy of your treatment. Using an advanced 3D CT scanner, we capture 360-degree images of your entire mouth and jaw, including any nerves and your jawbone density. Special 3D software also allows us to identify the exact location and angle of each implant, simulating the entire procedure. We can also create a surgical guide to use during the procedure to aid in the placement of any of the implants. The use of this 3D technology improves procedure efficiency and keeps it minimally invasive.
When we have finished designing your personalized plan, we will begin by administering a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area. If you experience any dental anxiety, we can review the addition of a dental sedation. Then the dental implants, which look like exceedingly small screws, are surgically placed into your jaw. The incision is closed with sutures. Over the next few months, the titanium posts and the jawbone are allowed to bond, grow, or fuse together to form stable anchors for your restoration. During this healing time, a temporary restoration will be designed for you.
Another quick step is usually necessary to uncover the posts and then attach extensions or abutments to reach the surface. These abutments are the connection that allow your restoration to attach to the implants, completing the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. PerioImplant Associates may recommend a ball type snap-on retaining fixture or a bar type that follows the curve of your arch. The final restoration will snap on either foundation.
Finally, a full bridge or a full denture will be custom created for you and be placed on your implant foundation. After a brief time, you will appreciate a restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally.
Contact Our Practice Today
Our goal is to get you back to smiling and chewing with confidence. With our qualified staff and compassionate team, we will listen to your questions and desires to find the best solution for your dental health.
Traditional dentures can become unstable
Traditional dentures can become unstable, inconvenient, and even uncomfortable. Dental implants are indeed the absolute best choice for single tooth replacements, but when it comes to an entire arch, they can become too expensive and complicated. The combination of these two restorations yields a terrific solution that works for almost everyone, implant-supported overdentures, or full mouth dental implants. With the surgical placement of as few as four dental implants in the jawbone and a full dental bridge attached to those implants, you can have a strong and stable row of teeth in a brief period.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Treatment Costs
The cost of your full mouth dental implants will depend on your individual needs and your personal treatment plan. We will consult with you regarding the cost of your treatment, insurance coverage, and available payment options before we begin, so that you can be comfortable with your choice for your situation.
Our Specialists Tell Our Story Best
Ramsey Burton, DMD
Dr. Ramsey Burton is originally from Nashville, TN. He received both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Louisville. Following dental school, he completed periodontal specialty training at the University of Kentucky.
Courtney Shearer, DMD, MS
Dr. Courtney Shearer was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She attended Washington and Lee University for her undergraduate degree. She then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate in Dentistry.
Jodie Lusby, DMD, MSD
Dr. Jodie Lusby is a Board Certified Periodontist and grew up in Florence, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received his biology degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended the Louisville School of Dentistry.
A Warm and Caring Welcome to Our Practice
Our entire team at PerioImplant Associates has one primary focus, and that is to provide you the best service possible. It can be totally natural for you to be either apprehensive or anxious about visiting a general dentist, or even a dental specialist such as a periodontist. Understanding that, our team will always take our time in explaining the benefits of the procedure that is being proposed for your dental health. Both offices, Louisville, KY, and New Albany, IN, are trained to address all your issues and concerns. We will share the aspects of periodontal treatment, introduce our staff, and explain any general office policies. Call us today about an evaluation for a full mouth dental implants procedure for you. The entire office will greet you with a smile and send you home with a healthy smile of your own that you will be eager to share.