When your decayed or missing teeth significantly outnumber your healthy teeth, it may be time to replace them all with a lifelike, reliable substitute—dental implants. Starting all over again with full mouth dental implants in Chestnut Hill, MA, or full arch dental implants, enables you to get the smile you want, and have it last a lifetime. With a multispecialty staff extensively trained and experienced in dental implant placement and restoration, including board-certified doctors, Hammond Pond Dental Group is the practice to trust with your complete smile. We work hard to gain that trust, too, with an exclusive benefit for patients: group consultations. You can ask questions and take recommendations from multiple doctors in the same consultation, so you feel secure about your treatment decisions. Our Chestnut Hill, MA office is about the only place you’ll get a second and possibly even third opinion about your dental care during the same visit!
Full Mouth Dental Implants vs. Full Dentures
You might be thinking that full mouth dental implants perform the same function as full dentures and wonder what the advantage of one is over the other. While they both restore a smile, implants are far more reliable, last longer, and enable you to eat, speak, and laugh normally without a second thought. See for yourself:
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Permanently fixed to your jaw
Provide a secure, reliable fit
Prone to slipping
Do not rub against the gums
Can irritate the gums
Protect underlying bone
Leave jawbone susceptible to decay
Made to last a lifetime
Can lose stability over the years
Your Journey to a Full, New Smile
Using a state-of-the-art, low-radiation cone beam CT scanner, we can capture 3D, 360-degree images of your mouth which allow us to plan the placement procedure ahead of time. We also take impressions of your mouth at this stage to ensure that your full mouth dental implants will fit you in a way that feels comfortable and looks natural and beautiful.
The implant procedure itself consists of permanently inserting as few as four titanium implant posts per arch of your jaw—only the minimum number needed to secure your new teeth—and attaching full arch dental implant bridges to each. If you need any tooth extractions to make space for your dental implants, we can perform those during the same visit before placement. In the event that you have some bone loss in your jaw, we can also begin the restoration process through bone grafting at that time.
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