Is Full Arch Replacement the Right Solution for You?
The term “arch” refers to the entire upper or lower set of teeth. So, if you’re missing all or most of an arch, or even both arches, you may be a good candidate for this process. This is particularly true if you want teeth that are absolutely indistinguishable from natural teeth, or you’re tired of the problems associated with dentures.
Full arch replacements are anchored to dental implants – usually about four or five implants per arch. Once the implants are installed and healed, a permanent bridge or implant-support dentures are installed. These prosthetics are not removable like traditional dentures, but rather firmly anchored in place. This fixation permits you to eat what you like and never have to worry about slippage.
You will need sufficient bone structure in order to support the dental implants. Our Brandon Smiles dentist can easily check to see if you have enough bone present. If not, we have bone grafting procedures available that can make implants a viable option for you.