Full arch implants are an option for patients replacing several teeth in the smile
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Patients in the Golden, CO area who are faced with the replacement of many of their teeth may be uneasy about the idea of traditional removable full dentures. They may have flashbacks of their grandparents struggling with keeping their false teeth in place. However, thanks to continued advances in restorative dentistry, patients not have more options available to them for repairing their smile after tooth loss and/or extractions. One popular choice available at the practice of Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson is that of full arch implants.
What is a full arch implant?
When patients are missing a single tooth, they sometimes use a dental implant to replace it. This implant acts as the natural tooth root and is restored in a variety of ways. It provides the best stabilization for crowns and bridges. Dental implants may also be placed along the dental arch to hold a denture in place. This method is called the full arch implant, and provides full dentures without the fear of poor fit or function.
Who is a candidate for full arch implants?
It is important that patients have the right smile for placing dental implants before moving forward with this solution. Full arch implants do require patients to have enough bone structure in place within the jaw to hold the implant. Without a proper foundation, the implant surgery will be unsuccessful. If patients do not have enough bone structure but are serious about having full arch implants, they can ask our team about referrals to professionals who can perform bone grafting to properly prepare the area.
Why choose full arch implants?
Traditional dentures require patients to consider natural suction or dental adhesives to keep their dentures in place. However, with full arch implants, this worry is gone, and patients can enjoy their lifestyle without worrying about their dental restorations falling out at inopportune moments. Having this confidence is one of the main reasons why patients make the choice for full arch implants.
Interested in full arch implant solutions?
Contact Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson today to book a consultation visit and find out if you are a viable candidate for permanent tooth replacement using full arch implants. Our practice is located in Golden, Colorado at 1218 Arapahoe Street and can be reached by phone at (303) 277-9600 for scheduling.
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