What You Should Know About Full Arch Dental Implants
Are you embarrassed by badly damaged or missing teeth? If so, full arch dental implants from Hillside Dental in Las Vegas, Nevada may be the answer for you. Traditional dental implants are used to replace individual teeth on a one-off basis, whereas full arch dental implants can replace either the entire upper or lower set of teeth. Full arch dental implants are a wonderful restoration that can give patients back their confidence and ability to eat and speak naturally.
What are Full Arch Dental Implants?
Full arch reconstruction is a way that we can transform damaged, missing, or decayed teeth into a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Unlike traditional dentures, which can be uncomfortable or difficult to wear, full arch dental implants are a permanent option for tooth restoration.
The procedure involves the strategic and precise placement of several dental implants into the jawbone that will serve as the anchors for a full arch denture.
Traditional Dentures vs. Full Arch Implants
Dentures can be a great solution for many individuals, but they still have several disadvantages. The appliance itself can be uncomfortable to wear and come with several dietary restrictions. Furthermore, dentures need to be replaced after several years as bone resorption causes them to not fit properly. Dentures also require special cleaning daily.
Full arch implants have a much more natural look and feel. The implants act like a tooth root, holding the artificial teeth sturdily in place and making it much easier to chew. They can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth.
- Bone resorption
- Diminished chewing ability
- Special maintenance
- Gum irritation
- Unstable / may shift
Actual patient of Dr. Lim Results
Full Arch Implants:
- Preserves jawbone
- Improves chewing functionality
- No special maintenance
Candidates for Full Arch Implants
If you have already lost all your teeth or if your remaining teeth are badly damaged, you may be an excellent candidate for full arch implants. To be eligible, patients must have sufficient jawbone structure to support the implants. Additionally, it is preferred that patients not have diabetes as it can lower the success of implant restoration.
What Happens During the Consultation?
During your consultation for full arch implants, Dr. Lim will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth, discuss the procedure and the possible risks, and answer any questions that you may have about moving forward with dental implants. If you decide to proceed with dental implants, we’ll walk you through all the steps involved in your personalized treatment plan.
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Tooth loss can have far-reaching effects besides the aesthetics of your smile. Without stimulation from a tooth root, the jawbone will begin to resorb, causing your facial features to sag and your overall appearance to look older. Full arch implants can prevent this premature aging from occurring.