Full Arch Replacement in Florissant
An implanted full arch replacement is often the best solution when all the teeth are missing or in such deteriorated condition that they need to be replaced. Thanks to advances in implant dentures, it is now possible to have a stable, natural looking, permanent smile by replacing your teeth with a full arch replacement using dental implants and a fixed bridge.
Before the invention of dental implants, removable dentures or false teeth were the only treatment for people who lost all of their teeth. False teeth are loosely fitted over the top of the gums to cover missing teeth and held in place with messy adhesive. There are many disadvantages to these types of traditional false teeth. They don’t look natural and are prone to embarrassing slipping and movement while eating or speaking. They are uncomfortable and denture movement often causes painful and sore gums. False teeth affect speech, make eating difficult and reduce the sense of taste. Most traditional false teeth users would probably agree that these kinds of dentures cause as many problems as they solve.
Fortunately today dental implants can be used for full arch replacements with amazing success at our St Louis area offices in Florissant and Chesterfield MO. Implant dentures let you eat, speak and function just as if they were natural teeth. They restore your smile and preserve your facial appearance by eliminating bone loss around the face, jaw and lips. And they provide a stable, permanent tooth replacement solution for the rest of your life. Dental implants also keep the mouth and jaw bone healthier because the titanium implants replace the empty root areas and keep the jaw bone and gums from collapsing and deteriorating.
The number of visits required for full arch replacement implant dentures will depend upon your specific conditions but usually require four visits to our office. Before the full arch replacement begins, we will examine your mouth and take x-rays to prepare for the dental implants. The number of dental implants necessary for a full arch fixed bridge will vary depending upon your specific anatomy. During the first step of your implant dentures procedure, your new titanium dental implants will be installed into the jaw bone to replace the roots of the missing teeth. Temporary teeth are attached to enable you to function and eat normally while we wait for your dental implants to heal and fuse to the jaw bone. This will usually take several months. After the dental implants have completely healed and permanently fused to the bone, it is time to securely install the permanent fixed bridge on top of the dental implants. A full arch replacement usually takes 2-3 visits to have the fixed bridge completely attached.
After your full arch replacement is complete, your new teeth will be hard to tell from natural teeth – both for others and for you as well! They will look and function just like your natural teeth. You will look and feel better and will be able to enjoy eating all of your favorite foods again. You’ll be able to speak and eat with confidence and we guarantee you will love your new smile!
Do you think you would be a good candidate for full arch replacement? Contact Koch Park Dental in Florissant or Chesterfield MO if you would like to discuss permanent dentures or other dental implant options.