Full Mouth Dental Implant Options in Houston

Full Arch Replacements: A New Smile in Just One Day

If you’ve experienced the devastating effects of losing your teeth and have struggled with the inconveniences of dentures, we’ve got a solution that will not only restore your smile but your confidence and peace of mind as well. We are proud to offer a revolutionary full-mouth dental implant system.

An Innovative Solution for Missing Teeth

The demand for immediate replacement teeth has led to a significant shift in how we deal with missing teeth: the full-mouth restoration. Also known as implant-supported dentures, this cutting-edge treatment allows Drs. Moya and Maida to combine implant technology with dentures to give our patients a brand-new smile and a fresh outlook on life, all in one visit!

Dentures and Implants: Working in Tandem

Traditional dentures can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, and unstable. And while dental implants are an excellent choice for single tooth replacements, on the scale of a full arch, we know that they can be expensive and complicated. However, putting these two treatments together—implant-supported overdentures—yields a solution that works for nearly everyone. During this procedure, four or more dental implants are placed in the jaw with a full dental bridge attached to them, resulting in a complete row of teeth—all in only one appointment.

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

  • Cost-effective: This procedure requires a minimum of just four implants per arch, so it is much more affordable than an entire row of implants.
  • Convenient: Implants and replacement teeth can typically be placed during the same appointment.
  • Bone Graft-Free: We place two of the four implants at special angles in the back of the jaw, making the best use of available jawbone and often eliminating the need for bone grafting.
  • Fast: This treatment not only requires less time in the chair but also less time to heal.
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The Process: Full-Mouth Replacement

Similar to other dental implant procedures, we make sure that you are properly anesthetized for comfort during the surgery and that you don’t feel a thing. As with all our procedures, we offer a full range of sedation/anesthesia options up to general anesthesia. Post-op soreness can be managed with over-the-counter medications, and we’d be happy to discuss any necessary prescriptions at your appointment.

Implant-Supported Dentures: Your Options

Ball Attachment Denture

During this option, two implants are placed in the lower jaw onto which a denture snaps into place. More stable than traditional, removable dentures, this method still has some movement, and sore spots can develop if food is caught underneath. Occasional appointments are necessary with your dentist to ensure proper adjustment.

A mouth with the lower jaw missing all of its teeth
1. Before
A mouth with the lower jaw with two implants and no bottom teeth
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Ball Attachment Denture latched onto the lower jaw by two implants
3. Denture Attached

Overdentures

This process involves the placing of four to six implants in the lower jaw that are connected by a custom support bar that holds a denture with internal retention clips. More stable than the ball attachments and removable for cleaning, this option is very popular among our patients.

A mouth that has all teeth missing on its lower jaw
1. Before
A mouth without teeth and four implants connected by a metal bar on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Bar Attachment Denture secured onto the lower jaw by four implants
3. Denture Attached

Hybrid Half-Denture/Half-Fixed

Also known as a screw-retained denture, this option is often chosen for its maximum stability. Placed on five or more implants and secured by screws or clasps, the denture is permanent and can only be removed by us at maintenance visits. Another advantage of the hybrid half-denture is that it does not come into contact with gum tissue which allows you to clean underneath without removing it.

A mouth that has all lower jaw teeth missing
1. Before
A mouth that has six implants and no teeth on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Screw Attachment Denture affixed onto the lower jaw by six implants
3. Denture Attached

Individual Implants

The most costly and time-consuming option is to have each missing tooth replaced by an individual dental implant. Individual implants can appear to be growing out of your gum tissue and will most closely resemble the appearance of your natural teeth. This option usually requires eight or more implants. Separate abutments or support posts for each one of these implants will be made and crowns for each missing tooth will be placed. The teeth are often joined together for sinus grafting to replace bone height strength and support. Your replacement options may also be limited by the current size and shape of your jawbone.

A digital representation of the lower jaw missing all of its teeth
1. Before
A mouth showing the lower jaw with all the teeth as individual implants
2. Implants Placed
A mouth showing the healed lower jaw after individual implants were placed
3. Healing Completed

Implant Retained Upper Denture

An Implant Retained Upper Denture with its implants attachedDepending upon the number of implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.

All-on-4® Treatment Concept/All-on-6

These procedures involve attaching a full-arch prosthesis to the jaw with just four (All-on-4® Treatment Concept) or six (All-on-6) dental implants during one surgery. A proven, efficient, and cost-effective alternative to traditional dentures, All-on-4® treatment concept and All-on-6 are durable, permanent solutions.

With full-mouth restoration, we are changing lives. in a day, every day. Please call our friendly team at Houston Office Phone Number 713-457-6337 for more information. Get started on your journey to renewed health and a restored smile today!

For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moya or Dr. Maida, call our office in Houston, TX at Houston Office Phone Number 713-457-6337, or request an appointment online.