Your teeth play a vital role in maintaining proper appearance and function of your jaws, mouth, and face. When you have multiple missing or damaged teeth, you may be searching for a treatment option to restore a full upper or lower arch of your teeth. Many people don’t know what full-arch rehabilitation is or that it is the most cost-effective, permanent treatment option for restoring an entire arch of missing teeth.
Full-arch rehabilitation consists of permanently restoring a full arch of your teeth supported by dental implants. This wonderful treatment can often be done in a single procedure, which means you immediately get to start smiling again. This is called Teeth in a Day. Dental implants fuse directly with the jaw bone and provide a secure base for a custom arch of teeth that are created specifically for you.
Why choose full-arch rehabilitation?
For patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, full-arch rehabilitation provides many benefits that other restorative options do not offer, such as
- Elimination of pain caused by decaying or damaged teeth
- A restoration that looks and feels like one’s natural teeth
- Prevention of bone loss caused by missing teeth
- A comfortable and stable prosthesis that allows patients to eat whatever they want
Full-arch rehabilitation improves functionality, promotes oral health, and can often be placed in a single day. The strategic placement of the implants supporting the dental restoration ensures your smile is secure, supported, and strong.
Three Primary Benefits of Full-Arch Rehabilitation
Functionality. The four to six dental implants that support your arch of teeth are anchored to provide the highest ratio of implant-to-bone contact. This method offers secure and supported replacement teeth.
Flexibility and Speed. A temporary set of teeth can often be attached the day that the implants are placed. This helps to avoid the delay that comes with many other surgical procedures so patients can start enjoying the benefits of their new teeth immediately. This is why full-arch rehabilitation is often referred to as Teeth in a Day. Once the dental implant sites have healed, the final set of new replacement teeth can be attached.
Improved Clinical Results. Full-arch rehabilitation is unlike many other replacement procedures; it does not involve any alteration to any other teeth. When a dentist is placing a bridge, they have to grind down neighboring teeth to cement it in place. But full-arch rehabilitation is an implant-supported denture that utilizes minimally invasive techniques.
Am I a candidate for full-arch rehabilitation?
Even if you are not a candidate for some traditional replacement options, such as a fixed bridge, you may be a candidate for this treatment. Typical candidates for full-arch rehabilitation generally fall into one of the following categories:
- People with several missing or failing teeth
- Those who need multiple single implants
- People who wear dentures
- People missing an entire upper and/or lower arch of teeth
If you want to learn more about full-arch rehabilitation, we encourage you to call and schedule an initial evaluation with Dr. Anderson at Granger Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Granger, IN.