Full arch implants, also known as complete arch restoration, are a treatment option to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. At Smile Cafe, this procedure is typically recommended for individuals who have lost all or most of their teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Full arch implants involve the surgical placement of dental implants, which are titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. These implants serve as artificial tooth roots and provide a stable foundation for the replacement teeth. The number of implants required depends on bone density, jaw structure, and the specific treatment plan.
Once the implants are placed and integrated with the jawbone, a customized dental prosthesis is attached. This prosthesis, often called an implant-supported fixed bridge or implant-supported denture, is designed to replace all the missing teeth in the arch. It is permanently fixed in place and functions and resembles natural teeth.
The Benefits of Full Arch Replacement
The benefits of replacing the entire top & bottom teeth with implants are incredible when considering the alternatives – dentures and bridges. Both can work well, but dental implants and complete arch replacement provide the best solution for a full mouth restoration that looks, feels, and functions more like your natural teeth.
Replacing both arches of teeth is the ideal solution for patients who have suffered severe tooth loss or need some of their remaining teeth extracted. With an entire arch of teeth restored by dental implants, patients can enjoy all their favorite foods again, regain confidence in speaking, laughing, smiling, and kissing, and improve their facial contours, oral health, and quality of life overall.
The Full Arch Implant Procedure
Once your entire arch of teeth has been removed, your dentist will scan your mouth and create a 3D image of your jaw. This image will be used to guide the placement of your dental implants. The dentist will then use biocompatible screws and rods to attach the implants to your jaw bone, allowing the bone to fuse around them in osseointegration. This process may take up to several months. After the gums have healed and the implants are fully secured, a customized set of permanent dental crowns will be attached to each dental implant. Wearers will gradually adjust to the look and feel of the crowns as they wear them daily. The entire treatment process can take anywhere from six to ten appointments to complete.
Once the full arch of teeth has been replaced with an entire arch of dental implants, patients should be able to eat and speak as usual without fearing their teeth falling out or becoming damaged. Patients will be able to prevent several dental problems, including jawbone deterioration. With proper care, their dental implants can last for a lifetime. Regular oral hygiene habits will be the best way to keep the smile healthy and functional for years.
Full arch implants provide a more secure and stable solution for improved chewing ability, speech, and comfort. Additionally, full arch implants help preserve the jawbone, prevent further bone loss, and maintain facial aesthetics. For more information, visit Smile Cafe at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494.