Replacing Missing Teeth with Full Arch Implants
- Posted on: Aug 15 2019
Patients missing all or most of their teeth may feel as though traditional dentures are their only option. Thanks to improvements in the area of dentistry, patients can now achieve a more reliable restoration such as full arch implants.
How do full arch implants work?
Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden, CO work with patients routinely who need dental restorations. While full dentures are an option, patients love the ability to stabilize them with full arch implants. Dental implants are titanium posts which act as a natural tooth root replacement. They are placed along the dental arch during oral surgery and into the bone of the jaw. A process called osseointegration occurs, during which the natural jawbone grows and wraps around the implant for stabilization. Once this has occurred, the dentist can snap a fixed dental bridge or a fixed full denture over the implants to anchor them. The result? A stable and strong restoration that does not require dental adhesives and fits properly!
Who is a candidate for full arch implants?
Our team encourages patients who have an otherwise healthy smile free from periodontal disease and decay to visit us to discuss candidacy. In most cases, everyone is a proper candidate. However, patients without sufficient bone of the jaw may not be well-suited for this type of restoration. Patients in this position may benefit from bone grafting, a restorative procedure that can address bone loss that has occurred and prepare the area for the placement of dental implants. Once restored, patients can ask about implants for full arch restorations as their smile is better suited for a successful surgery.
How much do full arch implants cost?
There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to the final cost of treatment, so a consultation visit with Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson may be in order to evaluate the patient and connect with their dental insurance provider for coverage options.
Are you ready to learn more about full arch implants?
Contact Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson today to book a consultation appointment with our team. We accept new patients and families interested in quality dental care in the Golden, CO community. Call (303) 277-9600 to speak with our front office team to request an appointment.
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