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Revolutionizing Smiles: The Comprehensive Guide to Full Arch Dental Implant Smile Reconstruction.

November 22, 2023
Revolutionizing Smiles

Full arch dental implants provide a complete restoration for missing teeth. When all of the teeth in the upper or lower arch are decayed or damaged beyond saving, or when all of the teeth are missing - full arch dental implants can replace them with a functional, natural looking replacement. 

If you need a full set of new teeth, here’s how full arch dental implants can resurrect your smile. 

What are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are titanium anchors that replace natural tooth roots. Each dental implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone and it then fuses with the bone tissue to form a solid bond that can last many years.  Dental implants can replace single teeth or can be used strategically as multiples to replace all of the teeth in your mouth. 

What Are Full Arch Dental Implants? 

Full arch dental implants secure a full arch prosthesis such as a denture, a bridge, or hybrid arch.  Bridges and hybrids are sometimes referred to as  “All on X” because they are supported by 2, 4, 6, or 8 implants depending on need.  A  bridge style arch is utilized when only teeth need replacement.  A hybrid style arch is utilized when both teeth and supporting tissue require replacement.  These prosthetics are different from traditional dentures that rely on suction or adhesives to attach.  Full arch bridges and hybrids are made of higher quality materials for strength and esthetics than traditional dentures. Implant supported dentures attach to the implants that are placed in the jaw for a secure hold improving speech and enhancing security with eating the foods that you love. 

Types of Full Arch Dental Implant Restorations: 

There are two main types of full arch dental implants: 

  • Overdenture.  Implant retained dentures known as overdentures are dentures that are retained in the mouth by 2 or 4 implants and are removable.  These dentures offer superior retention over conventional dentures and sometimes are the necessary option when loss of teeth and bone is so severe that it has collapsed the lower facial profile causing the lips to sink in.   
  • Fixed Full Arch. Full mouth implants support  “All on X” or “full arch” prosthetics that are fixed in place. They are typically attached to anywhere from 4, 6 or 8 dental implants spread strategically in the jaw for the optimal support. Your doctor will attach the dentures to the implants and only they can remove them. 

What are Digital Full Arch Implants?

At Lucca Oral and Facial Surgery, we utilize revolutionary novel technology that allows us to diagnose, plan and design, and fabricate your full arch All on X prosthesis in the digital world. 

These digital systems improve accuracy, efficiency, and reduce time in the dental chair.  Our 3D Cone Beam CT scan and 3 Shape Trios 4 Intra oral scanning technologies make this possible.  Additionally, we utilize the second generation NexusiOS system with artificial intelligence aids to create full arch prosthesis that fit implants more accurately.  No more messy tray impressions and analog data collection.  We make the process efficient and easy. 

Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants 

Implant supported prosthetics offer many benefits that traditional dentures don’t, such as: 

  • Firm hold. Full arch dental implants hold your new teeth securely in place without slipping or rocking, allowing you to chew and speak effectively. 
  • Comfortable. Because they stay in place, full arch dental implant supported prosthetics  won’t pinch or chafe your gums. There’s no plate covering the roof of your mouth that traditional dentures have for suction allowing better enjoyment and taste for food and better speech and swallowing. 
  • Low maintenance. Whether removable or fixed, full arch dental implants retain or support prosthetics that are easy to clean. With fixed dentures you simply brush them as you would your natural teeth and clean under them. 
  • Prevent bone loss. The implants that are placed in your jaw help to maintain existing bone volume and the natural shape of your face. 
  • Can be placed immediately. Full arch dental implants can be placed in just one day with immediate reconstruction of your teeth and smile. 

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you’re interested in full arch dental implants and All On X, the first step is to schedule a consultation. After a brief evaluation we can determine if implant supported dentures are the right tooth replacement option for you. 

Call 617-300-0345 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Full Arch Dental Implants 

How long does it take to get full arch dental implants?

Times can vary.  But full mouth implants All on X may take a few hours for each arch of teeth.

Will I need anesthesia for full arch dental implant placement? 

Local anesthesia is effective for most patients, but sedation or general anesthesia is available as necessary or appropriate.  Treatment options are customized for each individual patient. We will discuss anesthesia options and your preferences at your consultation.

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