Full Mouth Dental Implants - Hagerstown, MD
Because You Deserve to Smile
and Eat Confidently
Restore Your Missing Smile
with Full Arch Dental Implants
Feeling self-conscious about your smile due to missing or damaged teeth can be a source of shame. It’s not just about aesthetics; the pain and sensitivity associated with severe tooth problems can make it difficult to savor your favorite foods. Moreover, speaking clearly and maintaining a pleasant appearance can also be affected. But you deserve better. You deserve to eat and chew comfortably, free from pain, and regain your confidence in your smile.
With full-mouth dental implants, you have the opportunity to experience robust and stable tooth replacements that closely resemble and feel like your natural teeth. Dr. Taimour Raja, an esteemed professional, is a true authority in the field. He possesses expertise in the latest advancements in technology and techniques for creating full-arch dental implants so your smile can benefit in the long hall.
vs. Full Mouth Dental Implants
Although conventional dentures are made to fit snugly on top of your gums based on impressions taken of your jaw, they have their own set of drawbacks. The alveolar bone that held your teeth in place is highly prone to shrinking and resorbing. Without tooth roots stimulating and keeping the underlying bone healthy, dentures can loosen, slip, fall out, and cause gum irritation, resulting in facial collapse and the need for periodic relining.
Other common complaints include messy adhesives, food limitations, and difficulty chewing. Whether you choose fixed or removable implant retained dentures, you’ll never have to worry again about these issues. At Smile Design Centre, we offer implant-retained dentures, Snap-On dentures, and full-arch dental implants crafted from durable, natural-looking zirconia. Full-mouth dental implants in Hagerstown, MD protect your underlying bone and provide the ability to eat, speak and live confidently!
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Our Smile Transformation Process
Step One: Complimentary Consultation
Your complimentary consultation includes a panoramic X-ray and a discussion with Dr. Raja about your smile goals and general health concerns. We’ll dive into what you want to see in your smile and create a complete treatment plan that considers your concerns. We design your treatment based on where you’re at now and where you want to be so you can receive a truly custom smile. At Smile Design Centre, we believe in open communication and delivering top-quality, customized full-arch dental implants in Hagerstown, MD.
Step Two: Precise Dental Implant Placement
To ensure your complete comfort, we offer nitrous oxide and anxiolysis in addition to numbing your gums with a local anesthetic. During our full-mouth dental implants procedure, Dr. Raja places a minimum of four Neodent® dental implants per arch in areas of your jaw with the greatest bone density. While this protocol requires fewer implants, it offers exceptional flexibility because it can be modified with all-on four to six protocols in patients who require additional implants per arch. Tilting the posterior (back) dental implants at a 45-degree angle typically prevents the need for bone grafting, although a small number of patients may require a bone grafting procedure. The anterior (front) implants can be placed vertically because bone loss is less common in front teeth. You’ll walk out of our practice with temporary teeth that look and feel natural.
Step Three: Recovery
We’ll provide you with postsurgical instructions and tips to aid in the healing process. The first week after dental implant surgery, you may be advised to only eat soft foods and a liquid diet. To prevent damage to your implants, irritation to the implant sites, and potential infection, you need to avoid certain foods until your sites have fully healed and the implants have integrated with the underlying bone. It typically takes three to six months for the implant sites to heal and dental implants to integrate with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. After dental implants fuse with your underlying bone, they replicate the function of natural tooth roots, providing a secure and permanent foundation for new fixed or removable teeth.
Step Four: Final Smile
The final stage of the process is fitting you with a customized full-mouth restoration created from beautiful and durable zirconia that looks and feels so natural that nobody, but you and our team will know these aren’t your natural teeth! If you’ve opted for a temporary solution, the prosthesis is typically crafted from high-quality acrylic resin. At-home and professional oral hygiene for fixed full-mouth dental implants are the same as natural teeth.
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