Full Mouth Dental Implants in Great Falls MT

Full-mouth dental implants are excellent tooth replacements if you are missing all or most of your teeth. Full mouth implants are often called All-On-X dental implants because an entire arch of replacement teeth resembling a denture is permanently attached to several implants placed in the jawbone to provide stable support for the new teeth.

“All On” means a complete set of teeth (an entire dental arch) will be replaced with a fixed prosthesis supported by dental implants. Unlike traditional dentures, which might be removable, the All-On-X prosthesis is fixed in place and designed to mimic natural teeth’ appearance and function.

The letter “X” indicates the minimum number of dental implants required to support the full arch restoration. In most cases, four to six dental implants are used. In rare situations, Dr. Poulson may use additional implants for increased stability and support.

How All-On-X Implants Work

Traditional dental implants often require more than six individual implants to support dental restorations. This required at least two surgeries and months of waiting time. With All-On-X dental implants, as few as four implants support a full arch of replacement teeth. The key is the precise placement of the implants to take advantage of the strongest areas of the jawbone and reduce the need for bone grafting.

Only one surgery is required for All-On-X implants, and temporary restorations can be attached the same day. Patients leave our office with a full set of functional teeth on the day of surgery. These temporary teeth are comfortable and allow you to eat all the foods you love while the surgical sites heal. Once healing is complete, we attach a permanent, custom-created full arch of replacement teeth.

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Benefits of All-On-X Dental Implants

Full arch dental implants using the All-On-X approach offer patients several advantages as tooth replacements, including:

  • Multiple implants provide a stable, secure foundation so the replacement teeth do not shift or slip.
  • Patients can eat and enjoy a wide range of foods without worrying about sticky, crunchy, or hard foods that can cause problems for traditional dentures.
  • Full arch teeth replacements are the most natural-looking and comfortable solution for missing teeth.
  • The implants stimulate bone growth, helping to preserve the jaw and maintain facial contours.
  • With the All-On-X technique, fewer implants are needed, reducing surgery time and costs.
  • All-On-X is appropriate for many individuals who may not have enough jawbone to support individual implants for each missing tooth.
  • After healing, it is easy to care for full-mouth dental implants. Patients can brush and floss as they do with natural teeth, eliminating the need for special cleaners and removing dentures for cleaning.

All-On-X vs. Traditional Dentures

If you currently wear traditional dentures and are unsure whether to switch to full-mouth dental implants, consider the advantages of full arch teeth replacement overdentures.

  • All-On-X dental implants give patients more freedom than dentures. They do not have to be removed at night, making traveling and socializing easy without the fear of slipping dentures.
  • All-On-X implants are small, lightweight, and biocompatible. They feel natural and become a part of the jawbone.
  • You can throw away dental adhesives. Your replacement teeth will never shift, click, or pop out unexpectedly.
  • All-On-X implants are designed to last 30 years or more. Most people have them for a lifetime.
  • Upper dentures cover the roof of the mouth, interfering with taste. Full arch replacement teeth do not cover the roof of the mouth, increasing your enjoyment of food.
  • All-On-X dental implants restore the full bite force so you can eat even the toughest and chewiest foods.
  • Patients retain a more youthful appearance with dental implants. Dentures can give you a sunken appearance as the jawbone resorbs or shrinks when teeth are missing.

Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Dental Implants?

If you have several missing teeth and want to replace an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, you may be a candidate for All-On-X implants. You must be healthy, have good oral hygiene, and be free of dental and gum disease. If you have gum disease or cavities, these must be treated before beginning the implant procedure.

Some individuals are not good candidates for All-On-X because they have pre-existing health conditions that may interfere with healing. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, an autoimmune disorder, certain bleeding disorders, or are being treated for cancer, you may not be a good candidate.

Full-mouth dental implants can change your life! The natural results of full arch teeth replacement with All-On-X are greater comfort, improved ability to eat and speak clearly, and a winning smile. Please call our office at Justin Poulson DDS PLLC Office Phone Number (406) 761-3800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Poulson to learn more about full-arch dental implants.