If you’ve lost all of your teeth, full arch implant-supported bridges can offer a great alternative to other forms of dentures and tooth replacement procedures. Full arch implants are designed to be long-lasting as well as function like your natural teeth. Because they’re made to last, implants can be a better option for you in the long run than other forms of tooth replacement as upkeep and maintenance are similar to that of natural teeth.
What are the advantages of implants?
When it comes to tooth replacement there’s no such thing as one size fits all. Your full arch implants will be custom fit to your mouth so there’s little to no discomfort surrounding your new teeth. This enables your teeth to look and function much like natural teeth—meaning you don’t have to take as much time getting used to them as you would dentures.
While dentures can fall out while eating certain foods, implants are integrated into the bone structure itself so they are able to function more like natural teeth. This enables you to eat a much wider range of foods without fear of any awkward mishaps.
Why replace the root?
Each implant replaces part of the root of the tooth, which gives it a much more natural relationship with the jawbone. The titanium in the implant will fuse to the jawbone by a process called osseointegration. This strengthens the jawbone and promotes long-term dental health.
Traditional dentures neglect the jawbone entirely. This can cause the bone to deteriorate, causing further issues with your jaw. Implants, on the other hand, replace part of the root which provides you with a stronger, healthier jawbone.
How will my implants look?
Full arch implants provide a more comfortable feel to your mouth and jaw. This means you can go about your day as usual without needing to upkeep or maintain your teeth as you would with traditional dentures.
Your new teeth will look and function like any other tooth, making it almost indiscernible from the surrounding teeth. Most people won’t even be able to tell whether or not your tooth is new or natural. This also makes your transition into full arch implants more natural and take less time.
Dentures can fall out when eating certain foods. These awkward mishaps make them less comfortable and more apparent. Your full arch implants negate these incidents and allow you to eat a wider variety of foods, feeling more confident with your new smile.