Home| Dental Services|Restorative Dentistry|Full Mouth Reconstruction Millions of women and men suffer from multiple damaged and/or missing teeth. In fact, one out of every four people who are 65 and older have lost all of their teeth. For individuals experiencing these dental concerns, a customized full mouth reconstruction can often provide an excellent and comprehensive tooth replacement solution. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, our experienced dentists—Dr. Deb and Dr. Rob—offer permanent, full arch tooth replacement with dental implants to completely restore the form and function of your smile. With this advanced technique, an upper and/or lower prosthesis (each containing 12 teeth) can be secured into place using dental implants for unrivaled comfort and stability. In comparison to other full mouth restoration options like traditional dentures, full arch tooth replacement with dental implants can look, feel, and function more like natural teeth, and the results are permanent. Benefits of Full Arch Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants Permanent, full arch tooth replacement with dental implants can offer a number of benefits to people seeking full mouth reconstruction. These include: No need for bothersome adhesives and oral glues The prosthesis does not slip or move out of place when talking or chewing Improved stability and comfort The restoration does not need to be removed to clean A significant reduction in gum irritation Restored appearance and function of teeth An exceptionally natural look and feel The Full Mouth Reconstruction Process Prior to receiving a full mouth reconstruction, patients must have adequate bone density and be in good overall health. To begin the procedural process, Dr. Deb or Dr. Rob will conduct a thorough oral examination to assess your oral tissues and determine if this restorative solution is right for you. If it is decided that you are a good candidate, your dentist will move forward with the planning of treatment by using digital imaging to map your mouth and a computer-generated surgical guide to determine the optimal position for your implants. In the event you are not eligible for full arch tooth replacement at this time, your dentist may suggest a technique such as bone grafting to strengthen jawbone density and improve your chances for candidacy, or they might suggest a more appropriate restorative dentistry alternative. The number of implants placed during the surgical phase of treatment will depend on whether you need a full upper arch restoration, a full lower arch restoration, or both. For full upper arch tooth replacement, Dr. Rob or Dr. Deb will carefully position five to six dental implants in strategic locations along the jawbone. Likewise, five to six implants will be meticulously placed along the lower jawbone for full lower arch tooth replacement. As these implants fuse to the bone—which may take several months—temporary Hybridge® Express restorations can be secured, enabling you to speak, eat, and smile normally throughout the healing process. When the implants have fully fused to the jawbone, they are officially a part of your mouth and are ready for the final, permanent restoration to be placed. Depending on your specific needs, an Upper Hybridge® Full Arch Dental Implant Restoration is used to replace the top row of teeth, and a Lower Hybridge® Full Arch Dental Implant Restoration is used to replace the bottom row of teeth. Both of these restorations also replace the gumline for an ideal look and feel. Once the entirety of the full mouth reconstruction is complete, the final result is an incredibly natural-appearing and functioning row of upper and/or lower teeth. Contact Our Practice To learn more about permanent, full arch tooth replacement with dental implants, or if you wish to schedule an appointment at our office, please contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today.