If you’re missing all teeth on your upper or lower dental arch, you may be a good candidate for full arch restoration. Full arch restoration is a great way to rebuild the function and aesthetics of your smile after significant tooth loss. When you’re missing several of your teeth, you’re likely to have other dental issues, including bite problems, bone atrophy, and even facial collapse. The sooner you get your teeth replaced, the better your chances of avoiding these long-term complications.
Here at Westwood Dental Group, we provide full arch restoration to help patients regain their dental function and smile confidently again after tooth loss.
Where a patient has lost an entire dental arch, implant-supported dentures are an ideal teeth replacement option. As the name suggests, implant-supported dentures are a combination of complete dentures and dental implants. Dental implants are titanium screws or tooth roots that are inserted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, are artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base.
Implant-supported dentures leverage the best parts of dentures and implants to give the patient a confident, full smile within a shorter time.
Dentures may be supported by as few as four implants. However, our dentist will assess you to determine the minimum number of implants required for your treatment.
We’ll start by evaluating your oral health, to check if you have any existing problems that require immediate attention. Patients who need full arch restoration must have healthy gums and enough bone tissue to support implants. If your bone density has declined since your tooth loss, our dentist may suggest bone grafting to build up the bone.
After undergoing all preliminary checks, our dentist will schedule you for implant surgery. Implant surgery is performed under anesthesia. During implant surgery, our dentist drills holes in your bone and then places the artificial tooth roots in these holes. The healing period after implant surgery typically lasts several months, during which the tooth roots fuse to the bone.
Once healing is complete, the dentist attaches the abutment or connector posts. The final step in the full arch restoration process is the attachment of the dentures.
Have you lost all your teeth? You can enjoy renewed dental function by choosing full arch restoration via implant-supported dentures.
Contact Westwood Dental Group to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Westwood, MA.