Missing Full Mouth Treatment Options

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Solutions for Replacing a Full Mouth of Teeth

Many people have had all their teeth removed and are faced with replacing them so they can eat and talk comfortably. There are a variety of solutions and techniques for replacing an entire mouth of teeth that range from:

Full mouth implantsAt the Dental Implants Center, we offer the highest quality dental implants from Straumann, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the largest and most advanced dental implant company in the world. 

Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Periodontist and top-rated dental implant specialist. All dental implant procedures are performed in our Midtown, Manhattan dental center.

Full Dentures

upper and lower prosthetic dentures for a full mouth restorationDentures have been made for hundreds of years, and today’s modern dentures can look very natural and are quite different from the dentures worn by our parents or grandparents. Complete dentures can replace the upper or lower sets of teeth or both locations and consist of a gum-colored acrylic base to which replacement teeth are attached.

The gums and underlying jawbone support dentures. There is a fantastic range of denture teeth to choose from that closely matches your original teeth.

Why a full denture is not a good solution?

Changes in the shape of the jawbone. Although inexpensive, dentures are a less than perfect solution, often becoming ill-fitting within just a few years of use due to changes in the shape of the underlying jawbone.

Difficulty eating and speaking. We frequently see patients who have problems with loose dentures, making eating and speaking a chore. As a result, it is easy for people to become cut off from others and avoid social occasions. Being socially isolated can have a negative impact on one’s sense of well-being. Inability to eat properly can also have a negative impact on overall health. Without a good quality diet, you may lack the energy to fully enjoy life, and your body is less prepared to fight infection and disease.

Bone loss. As the dentures rest on the gums, they can create sore spots and the pressure on the gums increases the rate of bone loss, making the denture even more ill-fitting. A significant amount of jawbone is lost in the first year after losing a tooth, and bone loss continues throughout the following years.

Full Mouth Implants

missing full mouth implants multiple dental implantsFull mouth implants are a conservative and very stable way to replace an entire arch of teeth.

It requires the use of multiple dental implants. Usually, at least six or eight dental implants are needed to support an entire arch bridge of 10 or 12 teeth.

Full mouth implants treatment does provide highly predictable and long-lasting results. Still, you need to be prepared to wear a temporary restoration, for example, a denture adapted to accommodate the dental implants. It is essential to avoid putting any pressure on the implants until they are fully integrated with your jawbone.

Although this does mean spending several months waiting for the process to be complete, the results can be outstanding.

Mini Implants

Mini dental implants are smaller than traditional ones. Their strength and stability are based on the length of the implant screw. They are not as widely used or studied as traditional implants. However, they are more cost-effective and ideal in certain cases, such as when restoring entire arches of teeth or when space is limited. With this solution, a denture is held firmly in place but is still easily removable for cleaning.

Although most people choose a fixed prosthesis to replace missing teeth, a removable restoration can be easier to care for while still providing excellent results. Many people who originally wanted a fixed prosthesis are very happy with their implant denture.

  • missing full mouth replace mini implantsNarrower screw: Mini dental implants have a much thinner screw and are often used to stabilize loose dentures or replace small teeth such as lower incisors. There is not enough room for a conventional-sized dental implant.
  • Stabilize lower dentures: They can be a valuable option for stabilizing lower dentures, and there are several advantages in using this system over traditional dental implants.
  • No bone grafts required: The narrower screw can avoid the need for bone grafts for more traditional dental implant treatment as it is much easier to find sufficient healthy bone to insert the dental implants.
  • Speed up healing, no stitches: Place these dental implants is quicker and can be more comfortable as they are inserted directly through the gum tissue, usually eliminating the need for stitches, which helps speed up healing.
  • Smaller design: The smaller design of mini dental implants means they are cheaper than traditional implants, making treatment more affordable. Your denture will be specially designed to clip onto the mini dental implants, ensuring it will be held firmly in place so you can eat and speak with complete confidence. The denture can still be taken out for easy cleaning.
  • Multiple options: It can be worth enquiring about mini dental implants if you have previously been told you would require a bone graft before implant surgery or if you thought dental implant treatment was unaffordable. Many types of mini dental implants can be used, and Dr. Rahmani will discuss all options with you during your first consultation.


missing full mouth all on four dental implantsAll-on-Four is an innovative solution for people who prefer to replace their full denture with a complete arch of fixed teeth.

With this option, you will enjoy the sensation of having teeth that are permanently in place. This highly affordable option requires just four dental implants to secure a lower denture, while an upper denture typically requires six dental implants.

The secret to this treatment lies in the way the implants are inserted into the jawbone. Instead of being inserted at regular intervals along the arch, all four implants are inserted towards the front of the jawbone where the bone is thicker and stronger, usually eliminating the need for any bone grafts.

The first two implants are inserted vertically in the front of the jawbone. The other two implants are inserted on either side at a 45° angle towards the back of the mouth.

Inserting these implants at an angle enables Dr. Rahmani to use longer implant posts. This 45-degree positioning is advantageous as it provides a greater surface area for the implant post to integrate with the jawbone, ensuring it is extremely strong once fully bonded with the surrounding bone.

Another nice thing about treatment is that you can receive your new arch of teeth immediately after the implants are placed. Once your new temporary bridge is in position, the implants cannot move, ensuring they can still bond strongly with your jawbone over the coming months. Your temporary bridge will be replaced with your permanent bridge once the implants have fully healed.

Teeth in a Day

Teeth in a Day is a technique that you may also hear being called Smile in a Day, and it is an excellent choice for anyone facing tooth loss and who does not wish to wear dentures or to have to wait for months on end going through a lengthy traditional dental implant process.

Teeth in a Day implants are suitable for people struggling with loose and uncomfortable dentures and who may have suffered bone loss through tooth loss or periodontal disease. People with congenitally missing teeth or who have lost teeth through an accident can also benefit.

With this NYC dental implants treatment, teeth can be extracted, the implants placed and a new set of temporary teeth attached to the dental implants all on the same day. Another nice thing about Teeth in a Day is that it can often avoid the need for bone grafting.

This technique is tested and can produce excellent results for patients who currently struggle with loose and painful teeth, restoring self-esteem and self-confidence during one straightforward treatment. Teeth in a Day is a technique that is only possible through advanced 3-D imaging and meticulous planning, which enables Dr. Rahmani to carry out this procedure in a minimally invasive way for patients.



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Tooth Loss Consequences

The issue of bone loss after tooth loss has been ignored in the past by traditional dentistry because dentistry had no treatment to stop or prevent the process of bone loss and its consequences. As a result, doctors had to ignore the inevitable bone loss after tooth extraction. Dental implants are the only treatment that can help prevent bone loss. The video below describes how bone loss affects your jaw and any remaining teeth in great detail.

Do you have any questions about solutions for replacing multiple teeth in NYC? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the best dental implants specialist, Dr. Rahmani of NYC Dental Implants Center? Please get in touch with our office for a consultation.


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