Full Mouth Replacement – Tulsa, OK
The Complete Solution for Extensive Tooth Loss
If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you are all too familiar with the inconveniences and challenges of tooth loss. You may find it difficult to chew foods, and you may hesitate to let your smile shine in public. What can you do to address such problems? Visit Dr. Nauman to talk about full mouth replacement in Tulsa via dental implants. It may not be long at all before you once again have a full — and fully functional — set of teeth.
What Can I Expect from Full Mouth Replacement?
The full mouth replacement process is a bit different for every patient. Some of the treatment stages you may go through include:
- Your initial consultation, wherein you and Dr. Nauman will discuss your treatment options.
- Preparatory procedures, which might be necessary for patients who have gum disease or whose jaw is not yet strong enough to support dental implants.
- The dental implant placement surgery, wherein a local expert will insert the dental implants at precise, pre-planned positions in your jaw.
- The design and placement of your final restoration. Dr. Nauman will make sure your new teeth are an ideal complement for your natural oral anatomy and your facial features.
There are two type of implant retained dentures:
- An overdenture is a removable prosthetic that snaps onto and off of small connector pieces that attach it to your dental implants. In some cases, a traditional denture can be retrofitted to work as an overdenture.
- An implant-retained full bridge is permanently affixed to the dental implants that support it. It can only be removed by a dental professional.
The number of implants necessary to support implant-retained dentures varies from patient to patient. Typically, at least six dental implants are used to replace an entire arch of teeth.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
With the All-on-4 procedure, it is possible to replace an entire arch of lost teeth with as few as four dental implants. The implants get placed in strategic positions in the jaw, in places where the bone is naturally strongest and thickest. Then, on the same day as the implant placement surgery, you can receive a temporary denture to go on top of the implants. Later, after your bone has healed from the placement procedure, Dr. Nauman will provide you with a permanent set of new teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Replacement?
You may be a candidate for full mouth replacement if:
- You have lost all or most of your teeth, or you know that you will soon need to have your remaining natural teeth extracted.
- You have been using a traditional denture for a while, but you are interested in getting a more secure prosthetic.
- You are free of any major oral or overall health problems that would interfere with your ability to heal well after the implant placement surgery.