Full Arch Solutions

When all your teeth on a single arch are missing, it can lead to bone resorption, a weaker bite, and a prematurely aged appearance. Our full-arch dental solutions are designed to address these challenges and provide a functional and aesthetically pleasing set of teeth.

All-on-4 Treatment

The All-on-4 treatment is popular if you aren't a candidate for other dental implant restorations. This dental solution uses four dental implants strategically placed in the jawbone to support a fixed prosthesis that replaces a full arch of missing teeth. One of the key benefits of All-on-4 dental implants is that the entire procedure can often be completed in a single day, allowing you to leave the dental office with a brand-new smile.

Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures

Fixed implant-supported dentures, also called implant overdentures, provide a stable, long-lasting solution for full arch dental restoration. By placing four or more dental implants in the jawbone as anchors for a high-quality denture, these dentures eliminate the need for adhesive, allowing them to be brushed like natural teeth. This enhances comfort, confidence, and oral hygiene.

Removable Implant Supported Dentures

Snap-in dentures, also called removable implant-supported dentures, offer a practical option for those who prefer removable dentures for cleaning. They attach to dental implants with a snap-on mechanism, improving stability and comfort over traditional removable dentures. These dentures combine the convenience of easy removal for cleaning with the advantages of dental implants, enhancing chewing ability and supporting facial structures.

Individual Dental Implants

While less common due to the time and expense involved, some patients may choose to replace each missing tooth with its own single tooth dental implant. This approach provides a full arch solution that closely replicates the look and feel of natural teeth. However, it is important to note that individual dental implants may not be suitable for every patient due to factors such as bone density and overall oral health.

Benefits of Full Arch Dental Solutions

Full arch dental solutions offer numerous benefits for both patients and dental professionals. Let’s explore some of the key advantages:

Improved Function

Full arch dental restorations restore the ability to chew and speak properly, enhancing overall oral function.

Enhanced Aesthetics

With full arch dental solutions, patients can regain a natural-looking smile, boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

Longevity

Full arch restorations, when properly cared for, can last for many years, providing a durable and reliable solution for missing teeth.

Preservation of Jawbone

Dental implants used in full arch restorations stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone resorption and preserving facial structure.

Convenience

Depending on the chosen treatment, full arch dental solutions can be fixed or removable, offering flexibility and ease of maintenance.

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The Full Arch Dental Restoration Process

The full arch dental restoration process typically involves several stages, including evaluation, treatment planning, implant placement, and final restoration. Let’s take a closer look at each step:

Evaluation

We'll assess your oral health, review your dental and medical histories, and discuss your treatment goals during an evaluation. This evaluation helps determine the most suitable full-arch dental solution for you.

Treatment Planning

Once the evaluation is complete, we'll develop a personalized treatment plan, which considers factors such as the number of missing teeth, bone density, and your desired outcome. Advanced technology, such as digital X-rays and 3D mapping, may be used to assist in the treatment planning process.

Implant Placement

The placement of dental implants is typically performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. The number and location of the implants will depend on the chosen full arch dental solution. Sometimes, temporary restorations may be placed immediately after implant placement to provide functional and aesthetic benefits during the healing process.

Healing Period

After implant placement, a healing period is necessary to allow the implants to integrate with the jawbone. This process, known as osseointegration, typically takes several months. During this time, the patient will follow post-operative care instructions provided by their dental professional to ensure proper healing and implant success.

Final Restoration

The final restoration can be fabricated once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone. This may involve the creation of a fixed prosthesis, removable dentures, or individual dental crowns, depending on the chosen full-arch dental solution. The final restoration is custom-designed to match the patient's unique oral anatomy and desired aesthetic outcome.

Follow-Up Care

Regular follow-up appointments with the dental professional are essential to monitor the success and longevity of the full arch dental restoration. These appointments may include professional cleanings, adjustments, and ongoing oral health evaluations.

Frequently Asked Questions About Full Arch Dental Solutions

Full arch dental restorations can last many years with proper care and maintenance. However, individual results may vary depending on oral hygiene practices, overall health, and lifestyle habits.

Not every full arch dental solution is suitable for every patient. The suitability of a specific treatment option depends on factors such as oral health, bone density, and the patient’s desired outcome. A dental professional evaluation is needed to find the best solution for each individual.

The full arch dental restoration process is typically performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient. Post-operative discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medication, and the dental professional will provide detailed instructions for aftercare.

The cost of full arch dental solutions can vary depending on the treatment option, the number of implants required, and additional procedures, if any. It is best to consult with us for a personalized cost estimate based on your specific needs.

Restore Your Smile with Full Arch Dental Solutions

If you are missing all of your teeth on a single arch, full arch dental solutions can provide an effective and long-lasting solution. At Forest Hills Dental, we offer comprehensive full arch dental solutions to help you regain your smile and confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards restoring your full arch of teeth.