In the past, patients who needed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth were forced to settle for ill-fitting and uncomfortable dentures. Those devices came nowhere near replicating the form and function of the original teeth, though.

Now, patients can take advantage of dental implants for full arch replacement.

Dental implants can serve as anchors for longer bridges intended to fill in for an entire arch of missing teeth.

The basic mechanics of the dental implant placement are the same for full arch replacement as for single tooth or multiple tooth replacement. At the initial appointment in the process, the patient comes to the office to have the implants surgically inserted into the jaw and may leave with a temporary prosthetic complete-arch bridge.

With full arch replacement, at least four implants serve as anchors for the bridge, and sometimes more. This offers additional stability for the bridge.

Even long-term denture wearers who have suffered a great deal of jawbone loss can qualify for dental implant-supported dentures…

After the implants have integrated with the jaw, the permanent bridge is placed. However, due to the length of the permanent bridge in a full arch replacement, most patients have to schedule additional visits to have the bridge installed in its entirety.

Even long-term denture wearers who have suffered a great deal of jawbone loss can qualify for dental implant-supported dentures via the All-on-4 technique.

Dental implant-supported bridges offer a full arch replacement that is more attractive, comfortable and functional than conventional dentures.

Get in touch with our office to learn more about your full arch replacement options with dental implants.

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