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Why Choose Kari Blankenship, DDS for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?

  • Full Mouth Reconstruction Experts
  • Implant-Retained and All-on-4™ Options Available
  • Implant Placement Performed In-House

What Can I Expect from Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?

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Every patient’s journey to full mouth tooth replacement in Plano is a little different. You’ll begin with a complimentary consultation wherein our team will evaluate your oral health using digital radiographic images and discuss your treatment options.

Before you can receive dental implants, you may need to undergo some preliminary work such as a bone graft or periodontal therapy first. When your mouth is ready, we’ll insert implants into strategic locations throughout the jaw where they will be in the best position to support your new prosthetic smile. They will be attached to a permanent full denture to complete your treatment.

From beginning to end, a full mouth replacement process may take several months to a year to complete. When your permanent prosthesis is finally in place, you’ll be able to chew all of your favorite foods without worrying that your teeth will slip out of place. The implants will even help preserve your bone tissue so that your face maintains a youthful appearance.

Implant-Retained Dentures

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There are two types of implant-retained dentures. A fixed prosthetic is permanently attached to the implants that support it. An overdenture is a removable prosthesis that snaps onto the implant abutments. Sometimes, a traditional, non-implant denture can be retrofitted to work with dental implants.

In most cases, you’ll need to wait a few months between your implant surgery and the time you receive your new teeth. This healing period allows the bone to bond with the dental implants in Plano so your denture will have the strongest base of support possible.

Typically, it takes four to six implants to support a lower denture and six to eight implants to support an upper denture.

All-on-4™ Dental Implants

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The All-on-4 dental implants process is a special technique for restoring an entire arch of teeth. During the placement surgery, we carefully insert two implants at an angle towards the back of the jaw and two more go in the front of the jaw. With just these four implants, we can replace an entire arch of teeth. This patented surgery places the implants where the jaw is naturally thickest to eliminate the need for bone grafts. The All-on-4 process is sometimes called Teeth in a Day because you’ll receive a temporary set of prosthetic teeth on the same day as your implant placement surgery.

Want to learn more about how the team can replace your teeth? Contact us today to schedule your free dental implant consultation.