Full Arch Solutions
Full Arch Solutions at Beyond Infinity Dental
Full arch dental implants offer a contemporary solution for replacing a complete row of teeth. In this treatment, four strategically placed dental implants support a dental bridge. This innovative approach serves as an effective alternative to conventional bridges and dentures, particularly for those with extensively damaged, decayed, or missing teeth.
Many patients favour full arch implants over traditional dentures due to their ease of maintenance and more natural functionality. Our experienced team at Beyond Infinity Dental is well-versed in a variety of dental implant methods, including the full arch treatment, ready to assist you in rejuvenating your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are innovative solutions for replacing missing teeth, addressing both the visible tooth and its root. The loss of a tooth, whether due to extraction or other reasons, can lead to complications like the deterioration of the jawbone and the shifting or loss of adjacent teeth. Implants serve as a robust solution to these problems.
Constructed as small posts, usually made of titanium, tooth implants are designed to be securely anchored into the jawbone, effectively substituting the tooth root. The procedure begins with the surgical insertion of the implant into the jawbone, followed by a healing period.
This healing phase, typically spanning 3-6 months, allows the body to integrate the implant as it would a natural tooth root. The body naturally forms bone and gum tissue around the implant in a process known as osseointegration, securing the implant firmly in place.
After the implant has integrated and healed, an abutment is attached to it. This component acts as a connector between the implant and the final restoration, which is usually a dental crown. The crown functions as the new tooth, both in appearance and utility.
Full Arch Solutions
The full arch system, a forward-thinking dental treatment, utilises four titanium implants to support an entire arch of teeth. This custom-designed arch effectively replaces a full row of teeth. Opting for this solution proves to be more economical than individual implants for each tooth and offers greater stability compared to traditional dentures. This innovative approach not only enhances oral functionality but also improves overall aesthetics.
SMILES PERFECTED WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Types of Dental Implants
Full Arch Dental Implants
Distinct in design, full arch implants utilise just four implants to replace an entire row of teeth. This approach is more cost-effective than one implant per tooth while still providing all the benefits of dental implants.
These are suitable for replacing several missing teeth, either adjacent or nonadjacent, without the necessity to alter surrounding teeth.
This type is used to replace a single missing tooth without the need to modify adjacent teeth, which is a common requirement for supporting a bridge.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are highly regarded for their ability to address the numerous problems caused by missing teeth. Without replacements, missing teeth can significantly impact daily activities like chewing, leading to discomfort. Furthermore, tooth loss can contribute to the degradation of the jawbone, resulting in a sunken, aged facial appearance.
Importantly, implants prevent the shifting of adjacent teeth, which might otherwise move to fill the gap, potentially destabilising them.
Key advantages of dental implants include
Maintaining Facial Structure
By supporting the jawbone, they help retain the natural shape of the face.
Implants improve the clarity of speech.
No Need to Alter Nearby Teeth
Unlike bridges, implants do not require modification of neighbouring teeth.
They do not shift while talking or eating, unlike traditional dentures.
High Success Rate
Dental implants have a proven track record of successful outcomes.
Preserving Jawbone Health
Implants maintain jawbone integrity, preventing deterioration.
Stabilising Adjacent Teeth
They help keep other teeth in their correct positions.
Preserving the facial structure offers a more youthful appearance.
Natural Appearance and Function
They mimic the look and function of real teeth.
Implants are robust and built to last.
The Full Arch Dental Implant Procedure
The full arch dental implant procedure is a comprehensive process, ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care and adequate healing time to minimise any potential complications. Here’s a typical outline of the treatment process:
Initial Dental Exam and Assessment
This first step involves a detailed dental examination to determine your suitability for the full arch procedure and to identify any concealed dental issues.
Addressing Dental Concerns
Prior to implantation, any existing dental problems are addressed and treated.
Detailed Planning for Implants
If you're deemed a suitable candidate for full arch dental implants, further data, such as 3D X-rays or scans, are collected. This information is crucial for crafting your implants and the full arch bridge.
Surgical Placement of Implant Posts
The implants are surgically embedded in your jawbone, followed by a healing period.
Securing the Bridge
After adequate healing and integration of the implants, you will return to have the dental bridge securely attached to the implants.
Given the uniqueness of each patient’s dental needs, your treatment may vary slightly. Our team is devoted to offering a customised experience, ensuring your continuous awareness and active participation in the entire process.
Am I Eligible for Full Arch Dental Implants?
Full arch dental implants are a superb option for individuals seeking to replace dentures or those who have lost most or all of their teeth in either the upper or lower jaw due to gum disease, severe decay, or trauma.
While many individuals desiring dental implants are suitable candidates, there are instances where full arch implants may not be advisable. Some of these situations include
For those with jawbone loss, modern bone grafting techniques can be employed to augment the bone, making it suitable for implants. Similarly, if you have gum disease, we can provide treatment to prepare your mouth for full arch dental implants. The best course of action is to arrange an initial examination. If full arch implants are not an option for you, we will explore and suggest alternative solutions.
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Ready for the Solution to Missing Teeth?
If you’re thinking about replacing your missing teeth with full arch dental implants, or if you’re interested in exploring other tooth replacement options, we invite you to give us a call and schedule a consultation. Rest assured, our experienced team prioritises your comfort and oral health. Our unwavering dedication is to offer outstanding care, and eagerly await the opportunity to support you in achieving a renewed smile.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.