Full Arch Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution for Tooth Replacement
Traditional full-arch tooth replacement solutions, like dentures, have been the go-to for years. But with modern dental implants now able to offer patients a beautiful, natural and long-lasting smile without the associated hassle, these solutions are quickly becoming outdated. Whether you have several missing teeth, have tooth loss in an entire arch, or have been waiting for a more convenient alternative to dentures that slip and click, full-arch dental implants could be the tooth replacement solution for you.
Benefits of Full-Arch Dental Implants over Dentures
Dentures have proven unreliable at the best of times and inconvenient at the worst of times. Full-arch dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to be comfortable yet durable, giving you a tooth replacement solution that not only enhances the look and function of your smile, but gives you back your independence to live life confidently again. Full-arch dental implants are a combination of strategically placed implants as the foundation for a custom full arch dental prosthesis. They are known for the following when placed by an experienced clinician such as Dr. Dale Spencer:
- Long-lasting, permanent solution when properly maintained
- Healthy bone growth to restore youth to your appearance
- Stability you can rely on to eat, speak and chew
- Virtually impossible to tell the difference from natural teeth
How Does It Work?
Full-arch dental implants are a revolutionary solution for patients missing most or all of their teeth. At Hickory Dental Care, we specialize in providing high-quality dental implants to help restore your smile and improve your oral health.
Our full-arch dental implants involve placing four implants into your jawbone. We insert each implant perfectly into your jawbone. Then, we connect these dental implants to create an arch. These full-arch dental implants fuse with the jawbone over time, providing a secure and permanent solution.
They serve as a stable foundation for a customized denture or bridge. And with our full-arch dental implants, you can enjoy a smile that feels and functions like natural teeth.
At Hickory Dental Care, our experienced dentists will work with you to determine if full-arch dental implants are the right option for you. Once confirmed, we will proceed with the treatment. The cost of full arch dental implants may vary from patient to patient. So, schedule a consultation for more details.
Precision for Optimal Smile Results
As a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Hickory Dental Care offers precise, long-lasting dental implant placement using three-dimensional imaging technology. Hickory Dental Care uses computer-guided implant surgery to plan and perform the surgery digitally before placing each implant post into the jawbone. By incorporating this advanced dental technology into his practice, he has been able to provide accurate, reliable smile results and comfortable treatment.
- Diagnosis and Decision-Making: Our dentists will assess your oral health to determine if dental implants are a suitable solution.
- Surgery: Our dentists will surgically place the full-arch dental implants into the jawbone. The healing process takes a few months.
- Temporary Prosthesis: While the implants integrate with the jawbone, we will provide a temporary prosthesis to restore function and aesthetics.
- Permanent Prosthesis: Once the implants have fully integrated, we will fabricate a permanent prosthesis and attach it to the implants.
- Maintenance: Always follow proper oral hygiene to maintain the health of your full-arch dental implants.
Full Arch Dental Implants Before and After
I was very scared of going to the dentist from childhood experiences. I knew I needed to have my teeth fixed because I am tired of being embarrassed about them and not even wanting to smile. Hickory Dental Care staff made me feel at ease with everything from the paperwork to the exam. I can not say enough how the concern and compassion they gave me really made me not so scared to go to the dentist. I highly recommend Hickory Dental not just for their services but that they make you feel like you’re part of the family.
I love this place! They really take time with you to listen and make educated decisions about your dental care. The staff is exceptional – friendly and warm! Lori is the best!
I have never been in a Dentist office where they are so fast and friendly. They provided me with what I ask and reschedule my appointment because I wasn’t a patient. They made me feel welcome. The service was great. My broken tooth was fixed one day and they cleaned my teeth the next day with no questions asked. They provided me with the best service possible. If you are wanting a Dentist Office I suggest Hickory Dental Clinic. 100% satisfied.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Full Arch Dental Implants Painful?
Usually, the surgery to place the implants happens under anesthesia. As a patient, you may experience some discomfort or soreness afterward. However, medication can help manage it.
How Long Does It Take to Get Full Arch Dental Implants?
The entire process, from diagnosis to final restoration, can take several months to a year, depending on the patient. Please speak with our dental experts for details.
Is Everyone a Candidate for Full Arch Dental Implants?
Not necessarily. Many factors, such as bone density, overall health, and smoking habits, can affect your eligibility for full-arch dental implants. So, it’s best to consult our experienced dentists first.
Are Full Arch Dental Implants More Expensive Than Traditional Dentures?
Full-arch dental implants are generally more expensive than traditional dentures. But they also offer better and long-term functionality, comfort, and aesthetics. Consider it a permanent replacement for dentures.
Can Full Arch Dental Implants Be Removed If Necessary?
As you can see, full-arch dental implants are a permanent solution. So, not many patients are keen to remove them. However, in some cases, you can get them removed if necessary.