Full mouth reconstruction changes lives. Full mouth reconstruction can include replacing or rebuilding all the teeth in the lower jaw, the upper jaw, or both arches. The goal is to restore function, confidence and aesthetics to your smile, while preserving your oral health.


You are not alone if you are missing all your lower teeth and have struggled with eating or the discomfort of slipping dentures. Replacing all the lower teeth with an implanted-supported restoration eliminates the daily frustrations and discomfort of traditional dentures. You will find several restorative options listed below.


We also offer several options for full mouth reconstruction of the upper jaw. While the procedures are similar, you may require more implants to support your replacement teeth because the upper jawbone is not as hard as the lower jawbone. Many patients getting upper dental implants can have an attached dental prosthetic that does not cover the roof of the mouth, unlike a traditional denture. This feels more natural and allows you to taste your food better and sense its temperature.

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1. Ball Attachment Denture

With this option, you would care for your new teeth as you care for a traditional denture; removing them for cleaning and when you sleep. Two implants are placed in your lower jaw (you may need more in the upper jaw), and a modified denture snaps onto the implants. The result provides you with a greater chewing force and increased stability. Every few years, your ball attachment denture will need adjustment to ensure proper fit.

A mouth with the lower jaw missing all of its teeth
1. Before
A mouth with two implants in the lower jaw and no bottom teeth
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Ball Attachment Denture latched onto the lower jaw by two implants
3. Denture Attached

2. Bar Attachment Denture

A bar attachment denture is supported by placing four to six implants in the lower jaw.  After the area has healed, a custom support bar is attached to the implants. The dental prosthetic is designed with retention clips that attach to the support bar, enabling the denture to snap firmly into place.  This is sometimes referred to as an overdenture. It is more stable than a ball attachment, virtually eliminating any shifting. You remove the denture for cleaning and maintenance.

A mouth that has all teeth missing on its lower jaw
1. Before
A mouth without teeth and four implants connected by a metal bar on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Bar Attachment Denture secured onto the lower jaw by four implants
3. Denture Attached

3. Screw Retained Denture

A screw-retained denture also requires the placement of multiple dental implants and the denture is permanently attached to the implants using special screws for a secure fit.  A small space between the denture and the gums allow you to clean beneath it.  This restoration is not removable, except by your dentist. Typically screw-retained dentures are only removed for periodic maintenance.

A mouth that has all lower jaw teeth missing
1. Before
A mouth that has eight implants and no teeth on its lower jaw
2. Implants Placed
A mouth with a Screw Attachment Denture affixed onto the lower jaw by eight implants
3. Denture Attached

4. Individual Dental Implants

Dental implants can replace each missing tooth individually. An implant replaces the root of a missing tooth, and a dental crown is attached. Dental implants can also provide support for a bridge, where several attached crowns are connected. You may brush and floss dental implants like your natural teeth. Individual implants have the most realistic look and feel of all the full mouth restoration options. This option is more expensive, but offers the benefit of lasting a lifetime and is as close to natural teeth as possible.

A digital representation of the lower jaw missing all of its teeth
1. Before
A mouth showing the lower jaw with all the teeth as individual implants
2. Implants Placed
A mouth showing the healed lower jaw after placing individual implants
3. Healing Completed


An Implant Retained Upper Denture with its implants attached

Implant Retained Upper Denture

Depending upon the number of dental implants to be placed, it may be possible to eliminate the need for covering the roof of your mouth with a complete denture. This option allows you to fully taste your food and gives you a better sense of its temperature. Your denture will feel more natural. You will still have a removable denture, which makes cleaning the support bar and denture much easier.

Individual Upper Dental Implants

Individual Upper Implants

If you want a restoration that is similar to your natural teeth and is not removable, you probably will need eight to ten individual dental implants placed. After the healing phase, abutments will be attached and permanent replacement crowns can be placed. No special maintenance is required for dental implants and you may brush and floss as normal. Individual dental implants provide the most realistic look and feel of all the restoration options.