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What Are Full Arch Implants?
Full arch implants are an option for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth and are looking to reconstruct their entire mouth to restore both function and appearance. Missing teeth can lead to serious dental problems and can significantly inhibit a patient’s ability to eat and speak. Full arch restoration implants can be placed with dentures or bridges, both of which provide patients with a beautiful, restored smile.
Full Arch Implant Benefits
These Implants will allow you to eat and speak normally at all times, which may not have been possible before. These implants can reduce the risk of gum disease and other complications associated with missing teeth. Implants can help to prevent bone loss which helps to maintain patient’s facial structure.
Full Arch Implant Options
Some of the most commonly used restorative materials for full arch implants treatment may include:
Fixed bridges are considered the most advanced treatment, because they look and feel most like natural teeth. They are also the most common type of dental bridges and are either made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of ceramic.
Dentures can be removed if needed and are more affordable than bridges. Dentures are often used on patients who lack sufficient bone and tissue to support permanent devices.
Implant placement depends on the type of material chosen. The process may include two or more implants secured into the jawbone or the use of a ball or bar attachment which can be used to support multiple replacement teeth.
Ideal Candidates for Full Arch Reconstruction
Patients missing most or all of their teeth may be considered as candidates for full arch reconstruction.
Full Arch Implant Procedure
In order for the replacement teeth to be properly secured to your mouth, the implants (also known as anchors) are secured into the jawbone. These implants will eventually hold the replacement structures. Only a few implants are necessary, which reduces the severity and length of the procedure. This procedure may be performed on the upper arch, lower arch, or the entire mouth. Dr. Gill or Dr. Kenson will assess determine the ideal placement for each individual patient.
We will place your dental implants during a series of appointments over several months. During the first procedure, the titanium anchors or implants are placed into the jaw. These will take the next three to six months to heal and fuse to the bone. This is known as osseointegration. Once the implants are healed, we attach small posts to the implant to help provide stability for the replacement tooth. You will be fitted for replacements after the anchors have completely healed, which can be installed during the next appointment. Implant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local or general anesthesia.
Depending on each patient’s individual case, the entire full arch restoration process requires multiple office visits and can take up to a year to complete.
Full Arch Implant Results
Most patients find that full arch implants look and feel just like regular teeth. The strong, durable, and aesthetically-pleasing results allow patients to benefit from restored function, long-term oral health, and the confidence of a beautiful smile. Patients are able to eat, drink, and speak normally after treatment. Implants and the associated dentures, crowns, or bridges should be cared for in the same way as regular teeth. Patients should practice good oral hygiene and see their dentist on a regular basis.