… A life where you didn’t have to worry about what foods you could eat or if your dentures might fall out when you chew, talk, or laugh. Imagine teeth fixed in your mouth that look and function just like natural teeth. Imagine the freedom to live a healthier, more confident, and more social life. All this and more are possible with our full mouth dental implants in Framingham, MA!
Full mouth dental implants replace an entire set of hopeless or missing teeth, either in the upper arch, lower arch, or both. They consist of four or more dental implants secured in your natural jawbone and a bridge of life-like, strong teeth attached on top. While we offer dentures and their more stable alternative, implant supported dentures, neither of these solutions come close to the long-term benefits provided by full arch dental implants! Today’s dentures look more natural than before but are considered a temporary solution to no teeth. Implant supported dentures are a step up from removable dentures but still need to be removed for cleaning.
Full mouth dental implants, however, are permanently fixed in your mouth. With these teeth in place, you won’t need to restrict your diet, use any pastes or adhesives, or worry about your teeth falling out, bone loss, or a changing facial appearance. Though we recommend full mouth dental implants for patients who want the closest thing to real teeth, we can help you determine which solution best fits your needs, budget, and smile goals with a comprehensive consultation and evaluation.
The first step in your treatment is to complete a personalized consultation and oral health evaluation with our dentists. During this appointment, we’ll evaluate the health of your mouth, discuss your treatment options, and learn about your smile goals and expectations for treatment. We’ll then take 3D CBCT scans of your mouth to access your bone quality and help us plan a more personalized treatment.
Most of our patients are good candidates for full mouth dental implants. Unlike popularly-held beliefs, even if you suffer from systemic conditions like diabetes, removing hopeless teeth (and associated disease and infection) and replacing them with a fixed bridge can actually significantly improve your oral and overall health! During your visit, we’ll also discuss pricing and financing to help you determine a payment plan that can fit within your budget. We want you to be informed about your options and the process for each solution. Below, we’ve condensed the implant supported denture and full arch dental implants process so you can know, in general, what to expect.
After we have completed your consultation, evaluation, and have created your personalized treatment plan, we’ll begin the preparation phase of your treatment. This phase can include tooth extractions and bone grafting to prepare your jaw for dental implants. Sometimes, we can complete these procedures on the day of your implant placement, but if not, we’ll complete them beforehand, then let your mouth heal for a few months. During this time, we’ll prepare the custom guide for your surgery from the CBCT scans we took at your consultation. This guide will direct us when placing your implants, so they’re inserted into the most precise location in your jawbone. This ensures the proper stability for an immediate loading of your temporary teeth and the long-term success of your treatment.
On the day of your surgery, our first goal is to ensure your comfort. Though dental implant placement often only requires local anesthetic to numb your mouth, we have sedation options available so you can experience a pleasant appointment. Many of our patients who choose oral sedation have even slept through their surgery and awakened later with little or no memory of their procedure! When you’re comfortable, we’ll attach the custom guide to your jaw, then surgically place each dental implant. We offer two of the leading full mouth dental implants protocols from industry-leading implant companies Hybridge® and TeethXpress®. Each are designed for immediate loading of temporary teeth. When your dental implants are secured in your bone, we’ll verify their stability, and then attach the set of teeth so you can leave with a functional and complete smile!
You’ll need a few months to heal and for the dental implants to fuse to your natural bone. During this time, you’ll be able to eat and talk like normal with your temporary teeth in place. When you’ve recovered, we’ll begin the restorative phase of your treatment. This involves preparing your mouth for your final set of permanent teeth! We’ll take impressions, then working with dental lab technicians, design and create your bridge of teeth from lasting and natural-looking Zirconia ceramic, acrylic, or PMMA, depending on your unique needs. Once this final restoration is ready, you’ll return to our office so we can verify its fit, then attach it permanently to your dental implants. You’ll leave our office with a fully functioning smile you can enjoy for the rest of your life!
If you’re concerned about the cost of full mouth dental implants compared to removable dentures or implant supported dentures, our goal is to help make this life-changing treatment affordable! We complete all phases of your dental implant treatment conveniently in our state-of-the-art office in Framingham, MA. Additionally, our dentists are trained through the Misch Implant Institute, one of the most advanced and renowned dental implant training centers in the world. With this efficiency and expertise in your care, we can also provide a greater level of quality and more efficient treatment costs for each solution. In general, our implant supported dentures start at $10,000 and our full mouth dental implants start at $20,000. While these prices may seem high, with our financing options, we can help you find a payment plan that is affordable for you! We encourage you to contact our office if you have any questions about dental implants and their cost. Our full mouth rehabilitation can truly change your life, and we’d love the opportunity to show you how.
I can eat anything after receiving my full arch implants