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Full Dental Implants: What to Expect During the Procedure

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When you suffer from issues related to tooth loss, it can cause you to become insecure about your smile. And when you are missing the upper or lower rows of your teeth, it can make you want to withdraw from your friends and family, taking a toll on your social life and emotional well-being. But with full dental implants, you can get back your gorgeous smile. Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery will provide you with world-class care that is guaranteed to restore your self-confidence.

What Are Full Dental Implants?

Full dental implants, also known as full arch dental implants, provide a permanent solution to terminal teeth. They are a full-mouth restoration option that replaces all the teeth on your lower or upper arches. They also bring stimulation back into your jawbone to strengthen your oral health and revitalize your physical appearance.

Determining if You Are a Good Candidate

To decide if you are a viable candidate for dental implants, you will need to schedule a consultation with one of our dental implant specialists. At this appointment, your specialist will perform a routine examination of your teeth, as well as review your x-rays and CT scans to determine if you are eligible. To receive full dental implants, your gums must be healthy enough to support the titanium roots that will be placed for your new teeth. If your specialist approves you for the procedure, they will work out a treatment plan with you that includes steps for sedation and preparation.

Preparing for Your Dental Implants

Depending on your specific circumstances, your dental implant specialist may recommend tooth extraction before your procedure. This is to ensure your mouth has the space to support the titanium roots for your full dental implants. In this situation, your upper jaw may need eleven weeks to heal before your procedure, while the teeth from your lower arch can be extracted directly before your surgery.

If your jawbone has deteriorated or weakened because of osteoporosis or other illnesses, your specialist may recommend bone grafting before your procedure. Bone grafting will help to rebuild your jawbone to give you the strength you need to support the titanium roots of your full dental implants. Depending on the condition of your jaw, you may need a few months to heal before your implant procedure.

The Procedure for Getting Implants

After your mouth has healed from bone grafting and tooth extraction, your dental implant specialist will use 3-D imaging to map the ideal position for your implants. They will insert up to six titanium roots in your upper or lower jaw to support your full dental implants. Since your jawbone will need a few months to fuse to the implants (known as osseointegration), you will be given temporary teeth while your permanent teeth are being made. After the osseointegration process is complete, your specialist will affix your permanent teeth. In some cases, you may need to get abutments placed on top of your implants before the attachment of your permanent teeth.

Get Your Full Dental Implants at Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery

The dental implant specialists at Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery understand that the process of getting dental implants can be fraught with apprehension and stress. But with their knowledge of implant dentistry and compassionate care, you will get through your procedure with ease. Contact Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery to schedule your consultation today.

At Greater Atlanta Oral Facial Surgery, we provide exceptional experiences that transform smiles.