Full Arch Restoration Benefits
If you are missing all of your teeth on your upper or lower jaw, full arch restoration can improve your oral function, health, and appearance. This treatment plan involves the use of dental implants and a natural looking prosthetic to replace a full arch of missing teeth.
At Southern Dental Implant Center in Cordova, TN, Dr. Jason Collier offers traditional dental implants and the All-on-4® method to secure dentures in place. Here, he discusses the benefits of full arch restoration, along with your treatment options.
Implant-supported dentures feel and function like natural teeth. The prosthetic is exceptionally secure because it is attached to dental implants that have integrated with the jawbone. Patients who undergo implant surgery can speak, eat, and laugh without having to worry about their denture slipping out of place.
Maintains Jawbone Health
Dental implants are good for your jaw bone. When the roots of the teeth are missing, the jawbone tissue can degenerate. Dental implants stimulate jawbone growth similarly to the natural teeth, meaning your jaw will maintain its strength and density. A healthy jaw can prevent the formation of sunken cheeks and wrinkles that often result from tooth loss.
Replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with a natural looking prosthetic that has been designed to complement your surrounding facial features will improve your appearance. With the dental implants maintaining your jawbone strength, and dentures replacing your missing teeth, you can feel confident when laughing, smiling, and talking with friends and family.
Other Benefits of Full Arch Restoration
Some of the other benefits of implant-retained dentures include:
- Improved speech clarity
- Boosted self-confidence
- Lower risk for gum tissue irritation
- Improved bite balance and nutritional absorption
- No need for denture adhesives
- Improved biting force and bite balance
Implant-supported Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
One common complaint that patients have with traditional dentures is that they are prone to slipping. Even when they remain in place, many individuals have difficulty enjoying Patients that want to regain natural chewing function may be good candidates for full arch restoration with implant-supported dentures.
In addition to traditional dental implants, which can be used to secure dentures, we also offer the All-on-4 method. With traditional dental implants, full-arch restoration may require six or more implants to support the denture. The All-on-4 method requires only four implants.
The implants are strategically placed with the two front implants inserted upright and the two back implants placed at a 45-degree angle. This unique placement allows us to create a stable foundation for your prosthetic while using a less expensive and time-saving treatment process. One benefit of the All-on-4 technique is that it helps patients avoid time-delaying bone graft surgeries.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today
Dr. Jason Collier is a leading implant dentist in Cordova. Many of our patients have switched from traditional to implant-supported dentures. Our practice has earned a reputation for personalized care and outstanding results.
We offer financing options to qualifying patients. To schedule your dental implant consultation at our Cordova office, please contact us online or call (901) 756-0078.