Full Arch Replacement
What is Full Arch Replacement?
Full arch replacement involves utilizing a system of dental implants to place a permanent denture. The implants help to prevent the denture from slipping or falling out of place, providing you with a secure and comfortable fit. Implants are permanent in nature and do not need replacement or repair once they’ve been given time to heal. Full arch replacement is highly beneficial for restoring function to your mouth and perfecting the look of your smile.
Why is Full Arch Replacement needed?
Full arch replacement may be needed if you have advanced periodontal disease and are at risk of losing your teeth. Severe decay may be another reason to consider a full arch replacement. For denture wearers who are tired of using creams, gels, and pastes to keep their appliances in place, full arch replacement is an effective way of keeping the denture in place. Implants that are placed are permanent, so you can benefit from not having to worry about them once they’ve healed.
What makes you a good candidate for Full Arch Replacement?
In order to place the dental implants for full arch replacement, you need to be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. Ideally, you should not have a medical condition that would interfere with your body’s ability to heal from the procedure. Prior to having the procedure done, you’ll have a health and medical history review with our team. We can determine if you’re a good candidate for full arch replacement with the help of imaging and an exam.
What can be expected during Full Arch Replacement?
You’ll first come in for an exam and consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. Once we’ve discussed your options, you’ll be scheduled for an appointment for the actual procedure. The procedure typically involves general anesthetic, since multiple implants will be placed. Each implant is inserted deep into the bone, and the gums sutured to promote healing. The implants will naturally bond with the bone in about three months, providing you with a secure fitting for your dentures. A new full arch of dentures will be made for you, and you’ll be instructed on how to place and remove them.
If you are interested in full arch replacement and would like to learn more about this treatment option, call our office today and we’ll help to answer any of your questions.