Replacing All Your Teeth
Your teeth aren’t permanent, and that is an unfortunate reality of life. Sooner or later, your dental structure will weaken, your gums may recede weakening your teeth and resulting in tooth loss. Severe trauma to the dental structure in an accident can also result in the loss of your complete jaw.
At Edmonds Dental Studio, Dr. Hasan Dbouk offers multiple treatments you can use to replace your complete set of teeth. Whether you’ve lost your teeth naturally, in an accident or want to remove and replace them to improve your smile’s aesthetic appeal, we have an option for you.
The All-on-X treatment replaces a full arch with the help of an implant-supported bridge. In the treatment, the dentist will place 4 to 6 implants in the jaw to support the entire arch, securing the replacement teeth in place. The result is a sound structure, with superior strength offering several benefits.
| Provides superior strength for chewing, similar to that of natural teeth.
| Eliminates speech issues and other problems caused by ill-fitted overlaying structures that leave gaps.
| Cost-efficient in the long run.
| Prevents bone loss by maintaining the jaw’s structural integrity.
| Permanent solution that is easy to maintain and care for.
If you replace both upper and lower jaw, you may find adapting to the new set of teeth a little challenging. However, with practice and time, you will find it to be the most comfortable and efficient option.
Keep in mind that the All-on-X treatment is an invasive procedure that requires multiple visits to the dentist and takes a substantial amount of time to heal. Your dentist will first conduct a thorough examination of your dental structure to identify whether the All-on-X treatment is ideal for you or not. The treatment is not suitable for you if your jawbone is weak.
Dentures are the second option for replacing all your teeth. You can get a complete set of dentures to replace your upper and lower jaw. Dentures consist of a pink plastic base, which mimics the appearance of gums, attached to the replacement teeth. The dentures go over your gums and are available in removable and permanent forms, both of which offer multiple benefits.
| Easy and quick solution, especially if you don’t have to remove any teeth.
| Non-invasive procedure
| Cheaper than implants
| Easily customizable and changeable if need be.
However, dentures are not as durable as implants but are quicker and cheaper. They are also not as effective in the long run as they do little to no good for bone and jaw preservation.
Dentures also come with a special maintenance and care regime to maintain optimal oral hygiene. You will have to wash them and clean your palette regularly to prevent bad breath. If you choose removable dentures, you will have to soak them in water to prevent them from shrinking.
Not every treatment is suitable for everyone. Experts at Edmonds Dental Studio can help find the right treatment for you after a complete dental examination to ensure the best possible results. Reach out to us for a consultation today.