Full arch dental implants are indicated in patients with the following situations:
Wearing full dentures in the upper and lower jaws. This is particularly helpful where the ridges are resorbed and the dentures are loose and unstable
Multiple failing or loose teeth due to the presence of decay, infection or bone loss due to gum disease
Where there is sufficient bone, as determined by careful planning using our latest technology of cone beam CT scanning to support dental implants.
The dental implants can be used to support either a full arch fixed bridge or removable dentures. For removable dentures supported on implants, visit our page on denture stabilisation
For denture wearers, chewing and biting food will not be an easy or comfortable experience. Many also suffer the embarrassment of having their dentures fall or slip out when laughing or speaking, having a negative effect on their confidence. Did you know that you don't have to eat soft foods or wear removable dentures for the rest of your life?
Implant dentistry offers a long-term solution to patients with multiple missing teeth that will allow them to smile, speak and eat with confidence again. Implants are small screw-shaped rods that are inserted into the jaw with a full arch denture fixed permanently on top.
When you lose your natural teeth, the jawbone and surrounding tissues start to retreat or disappear over time, altering the structure of your face and giving your mouth a sunken appearance. When implants are placed in the jaw it stimulates the remaining bone, causing it to grow and mesh around the titanium, along with the tiny blood vessels. Ultimately, this will prevent bone loss from taking place and give you a more youthful appearance in addition to a bright smile.
Contact us today if you have any questions about replacing missing teeth.
A case involving replacing all upper teeth with implant bridge, due to periodontal (gum) disease, over erupted teeth and a lack of space to replace missing lower teeth.
Phil was wearing a partial denture to replace his missing teeth int he upper jaw. The few remaining teeth were mobile. A full arch implant bridge supported on 6 implants was constructed to improve his smile, function and chewing.
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