Your smile is one of your most valuable assets, and there are several dental procedures available to help your teeth look straighter, brighter, and overall more dazzling. While treatments such as veneers and crowns are ideal for fixing one or a few teeth, a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants is the best option if the majority of your teeth are damaged, decayed, missing, or mismatched.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the strongest, longest-lasting way to replace missing or damaged teeth. Instead of just addressing the surface appearance, implants replace natural tooth roots and serve as anchors in your jawbone, thus preventing the disintegration of bone material common with missing teeth. Dental implants are made of three parts: a titanium screw implanted in the jawbone, an abutment that connects to the screw, and a prosthetic tooth that attaches to the abutment. The result is a natural-looking replacement tooth that feels and functions like a real tooth.
What is full mouth reconstruction with implants?
Individual dental implants are great for replacing a single tooth, but for a full mouth reconstruction, the implant procedure is slightly different. Instead of a single titanium screw attached to a single prosthetic tooth, full mouth reconstruction involves a few titanium screws that are implanted to support an entire arch of prosthetic teeth. Because the teeth are anchored to the jawbone, they are stronger and last longer than dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile without worry.
What does the implant procedure involve?
Dental implants require multiple dental appointments and healing time between procedures, but newer procedures for full mouth reconstruction can be done in just one or two appointments. After you’ve been cleared as a candidate for dental implant surgery, your dentist can extract any remaining teeth and insert the implants on the same day. You’ll go home with a temporary set of prosthetic teeth while the area heals. Once the implants have firmly fused with your jawbone, your dentist will take final measurements and impressions for your permanent set of teeth, which will look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Who is a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?
Candidates for implant surgery should be in good health and have decent jawbone density to support the implants—however, bone grafts can be performed ahead of implant surgery if the bone material is insufficient. The reasons people choose full mouth reconstruction vary, but in general it can help those with:
- Severely decayed teeth
- Several missing teeth due to injury or past decay
- Damaged teeth that are beyond repair
- Mismatched teeth
- Teeth that have been reduced in size or badly worn due to teeth grinding
- Teeth with large fillings that are failing
How much does a full mouth reconstruction cost?
Because dental implants are the strongest and most durable option for tooth replacement, they are usually the most expensive—the costs can reach the five-figure range for a full mouth reconstruction. However, BioDental Care in Tijuana offers significant discounts on dental implant procedures, with savings up to 56% compared to US-based dentists.
Full mouth reconstruction with implants in Tijuana
If you want to show off a full, dazzling smile but your dental issues go beyond a few missing or damaged teeth, a full mouth reconstruction with dental implants might be right for you. BioDental Care in Tijuana offers high-quality services at competitive prices, and we also offer free shuttles to and from the U.S. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us at (619) 754-8508.