Full Mouth Reconstruction in Las Vegas
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 17% of all American adults 65 or older have lost all their teeth. If you have lost your teeth or sustained severe damage to them, you may need a full mouth reconstruction.
At Vegas Dental Experts, we offer full mouth reconstruction services to help you enjoy smiling and eating your favorite foods once again. Learn more about what a full mouth reconstruction is and the different methods available for obtaining one.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is the process of repairing or rebuilding your mouth’s function and appearance. It can involve various treatment methods, including:
- Hybrid dental implants
- Mini dental implants
Dr. Harvey Chin, our expert dentist, will analyze your circumstances to decide on the option that will offer the best results. He will consider your bite, smile, facial structure, jaw health, and more to choose the best treatment for replacing your teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a newer type of dental implant. They include small titanium screws that go into your jawbone and fuse into place within a few months to provide maximum stability.
There are many benefits to mini dental implants, especially when using them for a full mouth reconstruction. First, the process of setting them in place is less invasive than with other dental implants. The surgery time is shorter, and the recovery time is faster.
Mini dental implants are also more affordable, making them a viable option to consider if you have a modest budget. They are also easier and more affordable to repair if that becomes necessary in the future.
Another benefit that mini dental implants offer is that they require less jawbone density. This means that bone grafts to increase bone density are usually not necessary, which saves you time, money, and stress.
Additionally, if you have a smaller jaw or need to fit implants into a narrow area of your mouth, mini implants can be a good choice.
Good Candidates for Mini Dental Implants
The best candidates for mini dental implants are those in good overall health who still have some jawbone density left.
Mini dental implants might not be the best option for people who have:
- Vascular disease
- Bone disease
That said, having any of these diseases doesn’t necessarily preclude you from dental implants. At Vegas Dental Experts, we can assess whether mini dental implants are the right choice when you schedule a free consultation.
Fix-on-Six is another type of dental implant that we can use for full mouth reconstruction procedures. Fix-on-Six can replace several teeth in a single row instead of having to replace each one individually.
To do this, we rely on a computer-generated design to create a bridge that we fix onto six carefully placed implants on the lower or upper arch of your teeth. Because there are four implants at the front and two at the back, they can support a complete bridge to replace your teeth.
Like all implants, Fix-on-Six can reduce jawbone loss. Your jawbone requires stimulation from the roots of your teeth to stay healthy, so if the roots are gone, the bone begins to deteriorate. When you add an implant, it functions like the root so that you no longer have to worry about losing precious bone.
Fix-on-Six also comes with a short recovery time. The procedure is fast as well, making it more efficient in both time and cost. For many people, the entire procedure can take place in one visit.
Fix-on-Six rarely requires bone grafting, and it provides more stability than traditional dentures.
Good Candidates for Fix-on-Six
Good candidates for this option are people in good overall health who may not have enough bone density in their jaws to turn to other dental implants.
It might not be the right option for people who have diabetes or other serious medical conditions, or who cannot undergo a surgical procedure.
Hybrid Dental Implants
Hybrid dental implants are another option we offer for full mouth reconstruction. Hybrid dental implants combine traditional implants with removable dentures. For this procedure, we place the implants into your jawbone while attaching a denture to them.
At Vegas Dental Experts, Dr. Chin uses his specialized minimally invasive system for hybrid dental implants. He places the implants but does not load them, allowing for a higher rate of integration and reducing the chances of requiring more than one surgery.
One of the benefits of hybrid dental implants for full mouth reconstruction is that the procedure permanently cements teeth and does not require screws, which can loosen. Because the process of setting these implants in place is fast and generally does not require more than one surgical procedure, it is also a cost-effective option.
Good Candidates for Hybrid Dental Implants
People in good overall health who have lost several teeth should be excellent candidates for this procedure. It can also be a good choice if you have had some bone loss in your jaw.
If you have diabetes, bone issues, or other serious health problems, you may not be the right candidate for this procedure.
Benefits of a Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction can restore your ability to enjoy the foods you love and may not have been able to eat if you have dentures or missing teeth. Because our procedures rely on stable dental implants, you don’t have to worry about food limitations or issues when you speak.
A full mouth reconstruction also allows you to get your smile back. We can personalize the appearance of your teeth so that they look as natural as possible. You will want to show them off!
A full mouth reconstruction can also provide lip and facial support.
What to Expect from a Full Mouth Reconstruction
Each patient is unique. This means that our team will put together a personalized treatment plan if you need a full mouth reconstruction.
The process starts when you schedule your free consultation, where Dr. Chin will assess your mouth and general health. He will then be able to decide whether you need a bone graft or if you can proceed with the implants. We will also take X-rays and photos of your upper and lower teeth.
Additionally, during your consultation, we will tell you about all the payment options we offer to make your full mouth reconstruction as affordable as possible for you.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Chin will let you know the order of operations for your procedure and give you an estimate of how long the process will take. This can depend on several factors, including the number of steps necessary and your oral health.
The recovery period for a full mouth reconstruction can vary. Many patients are back to normal within a week. To get the best results, make sure to follow all of Dr. Chin’s aftercare instructions.
Get Reliable Results at Vegas Dental Experts
If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you don’t have to rely on uncomfortable dentures to get a beautiful smile again. At Vegas Dental Experts in Las Vegas, NV, we offer full mouth reconstruction procedures done with a variety of dental implants.
With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Harvey Chin is one of the leading experts in implant dentistry in the Las Vegas area. Why spend another day dealing with missing teeth when you can get help right now? Schedule your free consultation with us to get started.