Losing teeth can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Not only does it affect your ability to chew and speak properly, but it can also lead to a loss of self-confidence. Full mouth restoration involves the replacement of all of your missing teeth in order to restore your ability to chew and speak properly, as well as improve your appearance. This can be accomplished with either dentures or implant-supported dentures.
Dentures are artificial teeth that are custom-made to fit your mouth. They can be made of either plastic or porcelain, and are held in place by suction or a dental adhesive. Dentures can replace all of your teeth (complete dentures), or just some of them (partial dentures).
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is supported by dental implants. Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Once the implants have healed, they can be used to support a denture or bridge. Implant-supported dentures tend to be more stable and comfortable than traditional dentures, and can even help to preserve your jawbone.
Did You Know?
As many as 12 million people are missing an entire arch of teeth and 23 million people are missing all of their teeth. This number is thought to increase to over 200 million in the next 15 years.
Am I a candidate for full mouth restoration?
If you are missing several teeth or have extensive tooth decay, you may be a candidate for full mouth restoration. Full mouth restoration is typically recommended for people who are missing most or all of their teeth. However, there are some health conditions that may make you ineligible for the procedure. Be sure to talk to your Detroit dentist about whether or not full mouth restoration is right for you.
What can I expect when getting a full mouth restoration at Grand River Family Dentistry?
The first step in getting a full mouth restoration is to consult with your Detroit family dentist. They will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, and take x-rays to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. If you are missing all of your teeth but have sufficient bone mass, your dentist may recommend that you get implant-supported dentures. If you are missing all of your teeth but do not want or qualify for dental implants, they may recommend traditional dentures.
How do I care for a full mouth restoration?
Caring for your full mouth restoration is important to ensure that it lasts. The way you care for your restoration will depend upon the type of restoration you have. For example, traditional dentures are removable and will need to be cleaned using denture solution and stored in water overnight.
Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are fixed in the mouth and will be cared for like natural teeth. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly, and see your dentist for routine checkups. Avoid eating hard or sticky foods, and do not use your teeth to open packages or bottles. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your full mouth restoration, be sure to talk to your dentist.