Full Arch Dental Implant Treatment Explained

Full Arch Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Solution for Restoration

If you seek a comprehensive restoration of your teeth for both functionality and aesthetics, full arch dental implants offer a stable and lifelike solution. This advanced treatment utilizes 3D imaging to precisely position implant posts, providing a foundation for a full arch implant bridge. Dr. Steven J. Feldman DDS, PA in Venice, FL, employs a personalized surgical guide to ensure accurate placement, and a customized plan is developed to meet individual needs.

Candidate Eligibility:

Full arch dental implants are suitable for individuals who have lost most or all of their teeth, particularly those with extensive dental damage necessitating full mouth extraction. If you are currently using removable dental appliances like dentures and desire a more lifelike, durable, and comfortable alternative, full arch dental implants may be an ideal choice.

Before recommending full arch implants, an evaluation of your oral health and jawbone condition is conducted. A 3D CT scan helps assess bone resorption, and if necessary, bone grafting is recommended to establish a stable foundation for the restoration.

Procedure Overview:

  1. Custom Treatment Plan: A personalized plan is devised based on digital models created from photos and x-rays. The computer-guided implant system generates a surgical template for precise implant placement.
  2. Anesthesia and Sedation: Local anesthesia is administered, and sedation is recommended in most cases for patient comfort.
  3. Implant Placement: Utilizing the surgical guide, the dentist strategically places four or more implant posts at angles to minimize impact on surrounding bone tissue.
  4. Restoration Options: Following implant placement, you can choose between an implant-retained full arch implant bridge with permanent teeth or opt to receive the permanent restoration after a healing period.

Healing Process:

The healing process typically takes four to six months. During this time, you can choose to wear a removable denture or receive a temporary implant-retained bridge fabricated on the day of implant placement. After the healing period, permanent implant-retained bridges are provided, which can be either permanent or removable.

Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants:

  1. Aesthetics: Crafted to match facial structure, the restoration appears virtually identical to natural teeth.
  2. Stability: Implants are permanently fixed, eliminating concerns about slippage, dietary restrictions, or embarrassment.
  3. Oral Health: Prevents jawbone resorption, a common consequence of missing tooth roots.
  4. Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, maintaining jawbone stability and reducing the need for adjustments.

Dr. Steven J. Feldman emphasizes patient satisfaction with their smiles. If considering full arch dental implants or any dental procedure, confident inquiries can be directed to the experienced dentist for the assistance needed to achieve optimal oral health and a restored smile.

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