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Benefits of full arch implants.
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Who Can Benefit From Full Arch Dental Implants?
Full arch dental implants are typically recommended for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw or both jaws. Full arch implants is an exceptional solution for those seeking a nearly final, stable solution for tooth replacement. This may include individuals who have:
Significant tooth decay or damage
If you have severe tooth decay, gum disease, or significant damage to your teeth, you may need to have your teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants to restore your oral health and function. Dental implants can range from needing a single implant to a full arch dental implant for many missing teeth.
Missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw
If you have lost a few teeth in the upper, lower or both jaws, dental implants can be used to support a denture as a means to replace your teeth. Patients who have lost most of their teeth would benefit from a full arch dental implant. Dental implant placement provides a more comfortable, functional and natural-looking solution compared to traditional dentures.
Worn or ill-fitting dentures
Loose dentures, or ill-fitting, uncomfortable partial dentures can cause patients to experience pain or difficulty eating and speaking. Dental implants will provide a more stable and secure alternative. Your new teeth will look and function just like your natural teeth.
Bone loss in the jaw bone
Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw to support the implant post. However, if you have experienced bone loss due to missing teeth or gum disease, you may still be a candidate for implant treatment. A bone graft procedure can be performed by Dr. Mike, who is a Board Certified Implant Dentist (Implantologist) to make implant placement possible. A bone graft increases the density of the jaw bone. View detailed information about a bone grafting procedure.
Ultimately, the decision to undergo dental implant surgery will depend on your individual needs, goals, and overall oral health. An initial consultation with Dr. Mike about your medical history and treatment goals is all you need to get started. If you have any questions, or would like a consultation about dental implant surgery, give us call today.
What Are The Benefits Of Full Arch Implants?
Benefits of a dental implant include:
Replacing your missing teeth with full arch dental implants will significantly transform your smile and restore your facial structure. This can lead to an improvement in overall appearance and boost self-esteem and confidence.
Missing teeth can cause difficulties speaking clearly simply because your tongue uses your teeth to enunciate word. Dental implants restore this function and thus makes it easier to communicate effectively.
Dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, so no more loose dentures. They are more comfortable than traditional dentures that may slip out, or move while eating, speaking, sneezing or laughing.
Improved oral health
Dental implant placement can help to maintain the structure of the jawbone, preventing further bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing. Implants also make it easier to maintain good oral hygiene, as they can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.
Durability and longevity
Dental implants are designed to last for many, many years. They provide a durable, long-lasting and beautiful solution for tooth replacement.
Improved chewing ability
Dental implants will improve your chewing ability. As such you will be able to eat a wider variety of healthy foods. Improved chewing function also improves digestion.
Improved overall health
Poor oral health has been linked to a range of systemic health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Full arch dental implants certainly improve oral health and thus your overall health can be improved.
What Is The Typical Course Of Treatment For Full Arch Implants?
The course of treatment for full arch dental implants involves replacing all of the teeth in the lower or upper jaw with dental implants. The process begins with a comprehensive evaluation by Dr. Mike to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The next step is the placement of the dental implants. This involves the insertion of metal, screw-like posts into the jawbone.
The number of implants required depends on the individual case, but usually, between four to six implants are necessary for the lower jaw. Between six to eight implants are necessary for the upper jaw. After the implants are placed, a temporary bridge or denture is attached and will remain in place while the implants fuse to the jawbone. Once the implants have fused, the temporary bridge or denture is replaced with a final prosthesis that is custom-made for you!
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are necessary to ensure the longevity and success of the dental implants. Dr. Mike will work with you to formulate an oral health regimen to ensure your implants last for many years to come.
Removable overdenture- A removable overdenture is designed to fit over the remaining teeth or implants in the mouth. It can be removed and replaced as needed for cleaning or maintenance. Overdentures can be supported by either natural teeth or dental implants, and are a more comfortable and natural-looking alternative to traditional dentures.
Removable implant anchored overdenture – A type of dental prosthesis that snaps onto dental implants in the jawbone for secure retention, but can be easily removed by the patient for cleaning. The denture is supported by two to four dental implants. More implants make for better retention and stability of the denture.
Removable full denture- A removable full denture is a type of dental prosthesis that replaces all of a person’s upper or lower teeth or both. It is a traditional denture made of porcelain and acrylic that can be removed and replaced by the wearer.
These alternatives to full arched implants have their own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Mike will be happy to review your options to determine which is best suited for your individual needs.
Cleaning Your Dental Implants
Cleaning your dental implants is important to maintaining good oral hygiene. Having a treatment plan can prevent complications such as gum disease or implant failure. Here are some tips on how to clean your dental implants:
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: To prevent damage to your dental implant or gums, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush your implants twice a day.
Electric toothbrushes: Consider switching to an electric toothbrush with a sensitive mode and pressure control. This can be gentle on your dental implant and gums while still effectively removing plaque.
Floss daily: Flossing is important to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth and implants.
Rinse your mouth: After we place dental implants, we encourage you to rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash. This will reduce the risk of infection and maintain good hygiene.