Dental Implants > Tooth Replacement

All Teeth Replacement

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Conventional dentures can make life difficult as they move and slip, causing a variety of problems. This is why full mouth dental implants are the best option to consider.

Dentures are often chosen by patients because they are more economical, but they do not perform perfectly. They can slip and move, distorting speech, limiting food choices, and causing sores and ulcers. Even if the dentures fit well to begin with, over time they wear out and can start to move. Added to that, the lack of teeth means that the jaw bone may shrink and start to change the shape of your face.

Full dental implants overcome the shortcomings of dentures and are as close to having your real teeth as you can get. Patients find the initial cost of full mouth implants completely justified as they can live for years with beautiful, natural and highly functional teeth.

Full Mouth Dental Implants

Fixed bridge implants are ideal when you need to replace all teeth. These are when four or six implants are surgically inserted into the gums on each quadrant of the mouth. Then, artificial teeth are created and screwed onto the implants. This is commonly known as an all-on-four or all-on-six.

These full denture implants create a life-long tooth replacement option that is secure and give you a naturally beautiful smile.

Fixed bridge step-by-step procedure

Here’s an example of how we can replace your teeth if they are all missing, or if all the teeth require removal. In this case, a fixed bridge – with all of the teeth contained in one unit – is attached to a few dental implants.

Step One: Beforehand

We start with a consultation, x-rays, and any preparatory work. This may include removal of existing teeth or treating gum problems. A 3D CAD-CAM image of the mouth is created and this helps to plan out the process.

Step Two: Placing the implants

The implants are placed in the mouth, under local anaesthetic. The surgery is performed using a keyhole technique using the model made in step 1, so that swelling and discomfort are kept to a minimum.

Step Three: Attaching the bridge

The teeth are attached, sometimes in a later surgery but often can be done soon after the implants. This simple process does not take long, and your beautiful teeth are now complete.

Step Four: The beautiful result

Your new teeth look and feel just like natural teeth. You will now be able to eat foods that were impossible to manage with dentures.

Retained Overdenture

The retained overdenture procedure is different from the fixed bridge procedure in that they are removable. These dentures are fixed to remaining teeth or roots, and can be taken out for cleaning or when you sleep at night. But unlike conventional dentures, they are fixed in place during the day and will not slip. However, both those options are only suitable if there are multiple teeth to replace and remaining teeth to adhere the implants to. The only permanent, attractive and stable option for full teeth replacement is full dental implants.

Overdenture step-by-step procedure

Here’s another example of how we can replace your teeth if they are all missing (or if all teeth require removal).

In this case an overdenture is anchored to two dental implants. The implants stabilize the denture and keep it firmly in position.

The beautiful result is no longer needing to worry about a slipping, sliding or clicking denture. You’re free to enjoy life.

Step One: Installing the implants

The first step is installing dental implants to secure the overdenture. Only two implants are needed.

Step Two: Attaching the overdenture

The overdenture is securely fixed on top of the implants. It is able to be removed for cleaning and oral hygiene.

Step Three: The beautiful result

At last, there’s no need to worry about a slipping, sliding or clicking denture. You’re free to enjoy life.

Trust the experts

If you want to find out if dental implants are the best option for you, we highly recommend that you choose someone you can trust to do this procedure. At Dental Artistry, we understand the importance of having an experienced team handle this.

Dr. Sheng Zhang is the in-house dental implant expert for Dental Artistry. He is highly respected in the field in both New Zealand and Australia.

All procedures under one roof

To make sure you are as comfortable as possible, we have all of our state of the art equipment under one roof. You can have everything from the consultation and preliminary tests, to the procedures and the follow-up visits all in one familiar dental clinic.

At Dental Artistry, we also offer finance options so if it’s the cost you’re concerned about, let’s discuss an option that is attainable for you. We want to start the conversation that’ll turn your oral health around.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are full mouth dental implants worth the cost?2023-03-13T22:42:30+13:00

People love the positive impact of having fully functioning teeth. Dental implants give you freedom from worrying about your teeth as you no longer need to restrict your diet due to tooth worries. You can go about your life without any concerns about your teeth moving or causing speech problems.

The main advantage of full mouth implants is how closely they mimic your own original teeth. The implants fuse with your jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. Dental implant surgery has a very high success rate. Thanks to computer guided surgery, it can now be completed efficiently with minimal discomfort and pain.

Our aim is to provide you with a beautiful smile, a comfortable and efficient bite and excellent oral health

At Dental Artistry we’re dedicated to providing you with exceptional dental treatment in a practice that adheres to the most stringent safety and quality measures.

Our dentists, and patient support team are committed to treating you with kindness and respect.

Tell us about your dental goals and we’ll do our utmost to help you achieve them.