HOW DOES A FULL-MOUTH RESTORATION WORK?
The All-on-4® treatment concept and the All-on-6 method are implant dentures that can replace a full arch of teeth with only 4–6 dental implants for support. This gives you the ability to chew and smile normally, with teeth that look like they belong there.
The process to get the All-on-4® treatment concept or All-on-6 denture implants would include:
- CONSULTATION: Our dentist will give you an exam to check the health of your gums and jaw, along with an examination of the issues with your teeth.
- PLANNING: We will carefully scan your mouth and make plans for where the ideal spot to place the implants would be.
- SURGERY: With careful precision, we will place the implants in your jaw, using safe and advanced technology.
- BONDING: During several months of recovery, your jaw will naturally bond with the titanium implants through a process called osseointegration.
- RESTORATION: We will attach an arch of customized denture crowns to completely replace a full arch of teeth. We can replace either one arch or both of them, depending on your needs.
Each dental implant is part of the foundation of your arch. We need about 4 implants to support it—similar to holding up a table with 4 legs. Sometimes, we use 6 implants for extra stability. At the end of the All-on-4® treatment concept process, you’ll have permanent new teeth for chewing, smiling, speaking, and more.
What Are The Benefits Of The All-On-4® Treatment Concept?
It would be possible to replace all your teeth with individual, separate dental implants, but this would be very time-consuming and expensive. The advantages of using just 4–6 implants and a bridge include:
- Lower Expenses: Saving a large amount of money placing as few as four implants instead of 10–20.
- Time Savings: It’s faster and easier to get only 4 implants. Because recovery can be lengthy for just one implant, we recommend getting the All-on-4® treatment concept for a speedier recovery.
- Easier Recovery: Your jawbone will need fewer surgical sites and be able to recover more easily.
- Natural Look: A new row of teeth in a custom appliance will look like natural teeth so you won’t have to show off a gold tooth when you smile.
- Better Nutrition: After recovery, you’ll be able to eat a variety of foods that you couldn’t eat without your missing teeth.
- Improved Speech: Speech impediments can develop when you’re missing teeth—or with traditional dentures. But fixed dental bridges easily improve speech.
- Easy Care and Use: Eat normally and clean up with simple brushing and flossing. All-on-4 bridges don’t need to be removed and are easy to clean.
- No Fear of Misplacement: Patients with traditional dentures fear that they’ll accidentally throw them in the trash. But you can’t lose a bridge that’s attached to your implants.
This process often involves three main appointments. Then, you’ll have a beautiful, handsome new set of teeth that will work just as natural teeth should.
ZIRCONIA DENTAL BRIDGES
What is a dental bridge? It is an appliance that holds custom teeth in place. It’s different from most dentures because it is held in place by the surrounding teeth or even dental implants.
We make each of our dental bridges with zirconia crowns. This creates a row of teeth that looks seamless and natural. They have great color and reflect light to look like real teeth.
We use zirconia instead of porcelain because we believe this new technology gives our patients great cosmetic advantages. Your new teeth will even feel real! Plus, your arch will be strong and durable. Attached to your 4–6 implants, it will stay in place during everything you want to do.
Need A Full-Mouth Restoration In Chandler, Arizona?
You may have teeth that are severely damaged, or you may have lost many teeth. You might want to avoid traditional dentures—or already have them but hate them.
A full-mouth restoration can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off. Schedule an appointment for a consultation and exam. Our dentists will find the solution to restore your teeth. Contact Valley Dental Solutions today.
Detailed Dental Imaging
- Safer | Digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for everyone, even those who are pregnant.
- Immediate | X-rays make for a quick diagnosis that can give you answers and present solutions faster than ever.
- Precise | We can also zoom in on the image to get a clearer, more precise view of any problem areas.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Examining Your Teeth and Gums
Our general recommendations for good oral health include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Avoiding biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencil ends.
- Using a mouthwash with fluoride.
General dentistry is all about preventing oral issues that can be painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. While Valley Dental Solutions can do a lot to help with that, so can you! Setting a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference.
Just like you need to wash your hair regularly, your mouth needs personal hygiene too. You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping it clear of bacteria as much as possible.
Brush twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed. This gets rid of all the bacteria that develop while you sleep and the food remnants from your meals during the day. Make sure to get all of the surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Floss at least once a day at bedtime. This helps you get all the food out of the cracks between your teeth so bacteria doesn’t have any leftovers to snack on while you’re sleeping. Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease.
Rinse with mouthwash. After flossing, food and plaque debris can still be floating around your mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash can wash out those particles and leave your mouth clean and fresh. Many mouthwashes strengthen and protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.
Visit our office every six months. While brushing and flossing at home are both helpful and necessary for good oral health, only a deeper cleaning can continue to get rid of tartar and plaque. We also polish your teeth after a cleaning so they shine and feel smooth.
Red, Tender, Swollen, or Receding Gums
Many of these symptoms point to gum disease, a common yet serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly. There are regenerative gum disease treatments that can bring back your oral health.
Persistent achy teeth can signify a tooth infection. Regenerative root canal therapy can remove the infected tissue from inside a tooth with advanced technology and provide relief for toothaches.
Loose Permanent Teeth
Only baby teeth should fall out. If you start to notice that a permanent tooth has come loose, that is a dental concern. Dentists can diagnose and treat underlying issues and possibly save your tooth.
Unusual Tooth Sensitivity
It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to extremely hot or cold foods, but if this sensation becomes extremely painful or occurs frequently, there may be an underlying issue like a cavity or infection.
Some headaches and jaw aches are due to nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) or issues with the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to injury, but many TMJ disorders are easily treated.
Persistent Mouth Sores
Mouth sores that keep returning or won’t go away could be a symptom of allergies, disease, or even cancer. Getting these sores looked at by a dentist can get you treatment and peace of mind.
Saliva is important to keeping your mouth clean and helping you break down food. You may experience dry mouth if you sleep with your mouth open or if you have issues with your saliva glands.
Persistent Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can be caused by:
- Improper dental hygiene.
- Eating a diet poor in nutrients.
- Dry mouth, often from sleep apnea.
- Gingivitis or advanced gum disease.
- Liver or kidney infections or diseases.
Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is an essential part of good oral health. Your hormone levels change drastically and can put you at risk for gum disease, halitosis, and other issues.
Visiting a dentist every six months is important for your oral health, but sometimes dental concerns arise between visits. Below are other concerns that should be examined and diagnosed by a dentist.