FULL-ARCH REPLACEMENTS: NEW SMILES IN ONE DAY!
A patient that is missing an entire row of teeth is in a unique position: a chance to start fresh with a full-arch restoration! While there are other options for treating a full row of missing teeth such as single implants and dentures, patients these days are expressing a desire for a solution that is more affordable, quick and convenient.
REVOLUTION IN MISSING TEETH
The demand for immediate replacement teeth has led to a revolution in how we deal with missing teeth: the full-arch restoration. Also known as “implant supported dentures”, this innovative treatment allows Dr. Hinkle to combine implant technology with dentures to give our patients a new smile and a renewed outlook on life, all in one day!
DENTURES AND IMPLANTS: WORKING TOGETHER
Traditional dentures can be inconvenient, painful and unstable. And while dental implants are an excellent choice for single tooth replacements, on the scale of a full arch, they can be expensive and complicated. However, putting these two treatments together yields a solution that works for nearly everyone: implant supported overdentures. During this treatment, four dental implants are placed in the jaw and a full dental bridge attached to them, giving you a full row of teeth in just one appointment.
THE BENEFITS OF IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
- Cost: Because this treatment requires just four implants per arch, it is much more affordable than placing an entire row of implants.
- Convenience: Replacement teeth can typically be placed during the same appointment as the implants.
- Bone Graft-Free: Two of the four implants are placed at special angles in the back of the jaw to make the best use of available jawbone. This often eliminates the need for bone grafting.
- Faster Healing: Less time in the chair and less time healing round out the benefits of full arch restorations.
FULL ARCH REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
As with other dental implant procedures, you will be anesthetized for comfort during the surgery and thus won’t feel a thing. Post-operation soreness is typically manageable with over-the-counter medications, and any necessary prescriptions will be discussed at your appointment.