Full Mouth Tooth Replacement in Chicago, Illinois
Did you know that over half of Americans require dental implants? We are serious! The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that over 500,000 individuals receive dental implants per year. Unfortunately, situations arise in which your teeth have to be removed. Whether by necessity due to dental disease and decay or as a result of an accident in which they were damaged beyond repair – a full mouth tooth replacement utilizing modern dental implants may be your best option to feel better about your smile, strengthen your jaw, and improve biting pressure.
The first question patients generally ask regarding a full mouth tooth replacement is aboutthe cost. Lincoln Park Smiles understands the magnitude of the decision to invest in dental implants as a form of full mouth tooth replacement and believe that you deserve to have all of the facts when making that decision. First and foremost, there is a substantial cost to dental impacts; however, our team does its best to ensure that you are receiving a service that makes you comfortable – both physically and fiscally. In order provide you with an estimate as to the cost of your dental procedure, our Illinois dental professionals will schedule a consultation appointment with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and your budget. We promise not to upsell you on a service you do not need nor provide you an unrealistic timeline.
The term full mouth tooth replacement may seem frightening to some and can mean many things to different patients. Thus, we believe that our dental patients should understand each step that is involved in your procedure. Though each treatment plan will be different for each patient, the restoration process can be broken down into the following categories:
- Initial Consultation: Your dentist will meet with you before you decide on a procedure to determine the extent of your dental needs. Your dentist may advise you that a mouth full of shiny new implants may be the best course of action or he/she may be able to show you a less invasive option. Just remember that you are not committing to anything during the initial consultation and you need to be comfortable in your decision. Be sure to ask any questions you may have during this appointment to get a clear understanding as to the procedure.
- Follow Up: Your dentist will likely want to follow up with you after the initial consultation after you have had time to think about the right procedure for you. At this follow up appointment, you will schedule a time for your procedure.
- Procedure: The procedure for a full mouth tooth replacement with implants varies; however, it is best described as screws or rods that are allowed to bond with your jawbone. This process allows for your artificial teeth to hold steady and last longer providing you with comfort and longevity.
- Follow Up: Your dentist will follow up with you after the procedure to ensure that you are feeling well and confident in your new mouth. If you have any questions or concerns, it is important to share them at this time.
Now that you have your new teeth, how should you go about keeping them maintained? We first ask that you continue your bi-yearly cleanings or the appropriate consistently as allowed by your dental insurance. For home care, cleaning dental implants is exactly like caring for your original teeth. It is recommended that you brush with a soft-bristle toothbrush and use low-abrasive toothpaste. There is also implant-specific floss that you can purchase that can help. Remember to pay attention to the status of your implants to ensure they are not shifting. In the event an implant becomes dislodged, or you experience discomfort, contact your local dentist immediately.
We hope to have the opportunity to assist you with all of your dental needs. Whether you require a full mouth tooth replacement or have discomfort as a result of a cavity, your dental professionals have the experience and the skills to restore your smile!
At our dental practice, we aim to give each and everyone of our patient’s virtually pain-free dentistry to make your visit as comfortable as possible. To discover more about what to do in the case of a dental emergency, or to book an emergency dental appointment at Lincoln Park Smiles, please contact us.
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