Full Mouth Dental Implants to Restore Function and Confidence

We Help You Find Your Smile Again

Are you considering full mouth dental implants? Losing all of your teeth in one or both jaws can be stressful and overwhelming. It can even feel isolating. You may have trouble speaking or eating, or develop anxiety about social situations. On top of this, trying traditional dentures with limited or no success can make you feel hopeless.

If you’re living with complete tooth loss and struggling to find your smile again, we can help. There IS hope for restoring your teeth and your confidence.

Though you may feel alone, an estimated 35 million Americans are missing all their natural teeth. Many have tried traditional dentures, and this is a great option for many people. Recent advancements mean that dentures are now more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before. If you’re looking for a better, more lasting solution, however, full mouth dental implants could be life-changing.

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Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Dental Implants?

Full mouth dental implants are considered the next best thing to natural teeth. However, they won’t be the best solution for everyone. You’ll need to determine whether dental implant surgery for full mouth dental repair is right for you. The best thing to do is to schedule a consultation. Dr. Perry will perform a visual examination of your gums and jaw. He will also take CT scans to assess your overall oral health further.

In general, you will be a good candidate for full mouth dental implants if you:

 

  •   Are in good overall health
  •   Have a jaw bone that is strong enough to support implants
  •   Have tried traditional dentures without the success you hoped for
  •   Are willing to commit to proper dental hygiene to prevent gum disease

NOTE: If you have remaining natural teeth that are healthy, full mouth dental implants may not be right for you. Dr. Perry can use technology like a fixed bridge to use your own natural teeth. They can support single tooth prosthetic replacements for your missing teeth.

How it Works – Full Mouth Dental Implants

Dental implants are small metal “roots” that are placed in your jaw bone where your tooth root once was, just beneath your gum line. The bone heals around this dental implant post, securing it in place. Dr. Perry can then use these implant posts to support dentures that are permanently affixed to your gums. These prosthetic teeth look and function just like natural teeth. Since they’re permanently attached, you don’t have to worry about implant-supported dentures slipping out of place or irritating your gums.

These are common problems with traditional dentures. You don’t have to undertake a daily removal and cleaning process either. These prosthetic teeth can be cared for in your mouth, like natural teeth. Due to their permanence, they give you a function that is closest to your natural teeth. They also offer a natural look and care plan.

Types of Full Mouth Dental Implants

Do you believe a full arch of dental implants is the answer for replacing teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both? If so, you have two options:

Implant-Retained Dentures

The process for these traditional full mouth dental implants will take place in stages. This allows for healing time for your jaw and gums before you’ll be fitted with your new prosthetic teeth. Each patient’s case will be unique, but Dr. Perry may need to prepare your mouth for implants through additional procedures before the implant process can begin. For example, since missing teeth can often lead to jaw bone deterioration, it may be necessary to bolster its strength through a bone grafting procedure. This ensures your jaw will be strong enough to support full mouth dental implants properly.

In a bone graft for dental implants procedure, a state of the art bone grafting material is placed on the vulnerable portion of your jaw. This encourages new bone growth that will be strong enough to support an implant. It may take several months for enough new bone to grow. The timeline will vary depending upon your unique needs. It is important to wait until your jaw is strong enough for a dental implant procedure. This ensures the treatment will be successful and your dentures will last.

Once your jaw bone is ready for implants, Dr. Perry will use 6-8 dental implants to anchor your full mouth dentures to your jaw securely. Since implants are known to stimulate bone growth, over time, the implants become fused with your bone. They will truly become part of your jaw through a process called osteointegration. Once this happens, your implants will be strong enough for permanent dentures to be affixed.

All-on-Four Dental Implants

Is the prospect of a several-month process for full mouth dental implants not workable for you? All-on-Four implants offer a method that is much faster than the traditional implant-retained dentures treatment plan described above. In an All-on-Four procedure, Dr. Perry uses a smaller number of implants – just four. He prepares your mouth for permanent, implant-supported upper and lower dentures. He will strategically place these prosthetic tooth roots into very strong areas of your jaw. This ensures the dentures will stay in place.

One of the benefits of All-on-Four is that you don’t need to have 6-8 sections of the jaw bone that are strong enough for tooth implants right away. If you have four appropriately strong sections of the jaw, Dr. Perry can place your implants and dentures without a lengthy bone grafting process beforehand.

Another benefit of All-on-Four is that you can be fitted for “immediate implants” that allow you to go home with a set of temporary teeth. This can happen on the same day as your implant procedure. In the so-called teeth in a day/all on four procedures, temporary dentures will be placeholders while the natural swelling in your mouth subsides. This allows you to have the appearance of a full set of teeth while you wait for your permanent, better-fitted implant supported dentures. They will be placed when your mouth has fully healed.

What to Expect

There is no replacement for a full set of natural teeth. However, full mouth dental implant technology provides the next best thing. With proper care, your implant supported dentures can last for decades. Most patients regain nearly all of the function they had with natural teeth. This includes approximately 70 percent of their bite force. You’ll be able to enjoy foods again that were not possible with missing teeth or traditional dentures. Many patients find their speech improves, as well.

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Don’t Wait Any Longer to Restore the Smile You’ve Been Missing

Is living with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures keeping you from living the life you want? It’s time to consider an alternative that will serve you long term. Dr. Perry and his staff are dedicated to providing expert, compassionate care for full mouth rehabilitation on implants. Their goal is to treat every patient like a family member.

Do you have questions about dental implant cost or treatment options? Do you wonder whether you’re a candidate for full mouth dental work? If so, please call us today to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Josh Perry

Meet Dr. Perry

Dr. Perry attended dental school at the University of Florida and went on to complete three additional years of specialty training in Prosthodontics.

Accreditations & Memberships
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Patient Reviews

5-Star Rated Ponte Vedra Dentist
Susan Bradshaw
Susan B.
11:23 10 Aug 19
Every staff member passed the fabulous test!! Caring, compassionate, attentive, knowledgeable, professional and committed to a dental plan that was right for me.
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Melissa Kirkland
Melissa K.
20:14 22 Jul 19
Dr. Perry and his staff are wonderful!! I've had everything from basic cleanings to major dental work done here and every experience has been fantastic. It's clear that my comfort is a top priority for them. Despite being young and having good dental hygiene, my teeth have always been a problem, one issue after the other - mostly due to bad dental work from previous dentists. However, after working with Dr. Perry and his team the past few years i feel like i've finally gotten my teeth back to health and in tip top shape. He really is a great dentist. I also don't dread going to the dentist like I used to. The staff are SO warm and friendly. Cannot recommend PV Family Dentistry enough!
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
16:22 22 Jul 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Robert Claypoole
Robert C.
19:02 26 Jun 19
Excellent staff. Monica was very professional and caring. Dr. Perry was also very helpful re my current problems.
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Scott Bishop
Scott B.
22:43 18 Jun 19
Went to see Dr Perry after I was not satisfied with a filling by another dentist. After that filling I needed a root canal and in turn needed a crown. The main reason I came to this practice is that Dr Perry is also a prosthadontist ( basically the experts in cosmetics like crowns). The entire staff is beyond polite and friendly!! Kristie, Dr Perry’s assistant saw me both for the temporary and permanent crown appointments and was integral in the process. Kristie was extremely skilled and awesomely friendly! Dr Perry is a master at his craft and made sure my permanent crown felt and looked amazing! Great guy indeed!! He had wonderful bedside manner and is incredibly knowledgeable. I would recommend his practice to anyone looking for superb care!
Dave Oczypok
Dave O.
18:22 13 Jun 19
Another OUTSTANDING experience at my Dentist office! Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the very BEST dentist office in Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville, FL area! You must go there! I give them my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION as everyone and everything is fantastic!! The professional office staff is superb, welcoming, attentive, helpful and accommodating to your needs. The hygienists, especially Morgan, who by the way is an artist with the teeth cleaning water pick and has a very light yet effective touch polishing, etc., are pros and will make your pearly whites feel exceptional! Dr. Perry is top-notch, caring and extremely knowledgeable, taking time to explain anything needed to ensure you fully understand and are confident about a suggestion or recommendation he offers. I am extremely satisfied, so much so, that I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to my family and friends, even if they don’t need a new dentist office. . . 6 stars out of 5…trust me!! I actually look forward to going to this dentist office!! Thank you, Dr. Perry and team!!!
Jeanne Ariav
Jeanne A.
17:59 23 Apr 19
Dr Perry and his staff at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry are fantastic. Scheduling is a breeze, appointments are ontime and Dr Perry is a perfectionist. Dr Perry took the time at my most recent visit to listen and advise regarding some other medical issues that came up between visits with some good advice moving forward. He always calls the evening after a procedure to check if everything is ok.
Haim Ariav
Haim A.
21:45 22 Apr 19
Great service and care! The staff is amazing and very attentive with great follow-up by Dr. Perry afterwards.
James Bradshaw
James B.
21:23 19 Apr 19
What a great office, all the folks here ready do a wonderful job. I'm difficult with my schedule and they certainly helped me in that regard.
Ashley Schmitt
Ashley S.
11:05 20 Jul 17
Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry is by far the best dentist in town!! I was not a patient of Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry (I didn't have a dentist in town as I have only been living here a short while), but I was heavily pregnant and my tooth broke (not just chipped, but half of my tooth broke off). I called Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry and within a few hours I had an appointment with Dr. Perry, I was completely surprised that I would be able to get an appointment that quickly, especially considering I was a new patient. The ladies I spoke with on the phone/at the Front Desk were unbelievably friendly, accomodating and helpful. Tammy, who works very closely with Dr. Perry took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. Dr. Perry is a true professional, he is extremely good at what he does and he runs a fine practice!!! When I met Dr. Perry he was very down to earth, he was caring and explained the different options and procedure to me (as I was heavily pregnant I couldn't have x-rays or certain anesthesia). Throughout the process he made sure I understood what he was doing and that it was safe for me. Dr Perry's wife was pregnant at the time and he said to me "I wouldn't do/recommend anything to you that I wouldn't to my wife" which was very reassuring. As my tooth broke off so low to the gum/nerve Dr. Perry recommended having a root canal to prevent any pain, I literally went straight from Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to see the specialist who performed the root canal, talk about being efficient and knowing the right people!! I could not have been happier with Dr Perry's recommendation, they did a great job and I came back the next day to have the temporary crown fitted. Dr Perry advised that I should have crown lengthening done before he fitted the permanent crown (as the tooth broke off so close to the gum), so we decided it would be best to wait until after I had my baby. After my baby I had the crown lengthening done and again was extremely pleased with Dr. Perry's specialist recommendation. After my gums healed I had the permanent crown fitted and it feels like my tooth never broke as Dr. Perry did an unbelievably good job!! Needless to say I have been promoting Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry to all of my friends when they say they need a dentist. I could not have been happier with my experience, thank you Dr. Perry and team!!!
Darla March
Darla M.
13:12 19 Jul 17
I love coming here despite gum sensitivity and not-a-fan of dental work. I have been a patient at Ponte Vedra Family Dentistry since we moved here in 2012. I was sad to lose Dr. Banga and was very concerned about a new dentist. I see the wisdom in Dr. Banga's wife selling the practice to Drs. Susi and Josh Perry. I highly recommend this practice to the entire family. Dr. Susi Perry (aka Dr. Susi) is fantastic with kids and young adults. Dr. Josh Perry is an expert in adult and geriatric dental care. My grandfather complained about his dentures for ten years until Dr. Perry and his staff were able to line them and heal the remaining bone and tissue. Years of pain, frustration and difficulty eating were remedied in three visits. The front office staff, hygienists and assistants are professional, proficient and kind. They treat us like family. They helped get my grandparents in/out of the car; work with us for appointments; file all the insurance claims; and, provide a gentle touch in cleanings and care. I recommend this dentist to those new to the area; and, anyone looking for a comprehensive dental office.
James Carlin
James C.
21:46 02 Mar 17
It just doesn't get any better than this team. I am having a smile changing procedure. I have never, ever been happy with my teeth. I am so at ease with all the steps of this. I am looking forward to next stage of life with a smile I can be confident about
Greta Saari Mayhugh
Greta Saari M.
12:59 30 Sep 16
Seriously the best dentist and people that work there... I'm so sad to have to move away... :( love them all!
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