You may have heard of dental implants. But you’re not sure they are a good option if you’ve lost a lot of teeth. Actually, they are one of the best! For one thing, they keep your jawbone from shrinking after tooth loss. That shrinkage is what gives dentures wearers that sunken-faced appearance that makes them look older. Implants keep your bone strong and your face looking young. Full-arch implants are a great way to replace most or even all of your teeth.
With a full-arch procedure, our dentists use as few as four dental implants to support a complete arch of replacement teeth in your upper or lower jaw. Our dentists have a great deal of experience both placing and restoring implants. Dr. Aldridge, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, teaches other dentists how to perform implant procedures at the Pacific Implant Academy.
In the meantime, see some of the reasons you may want to get full-arch implants:
- Natural Feel and Function – Unlike conventional dentures, teeth attached to implants aren’t going anywhere! Your new teeth won’t slip or shift out of place. This stability allows you to eat anything you want, because your bite will be nearly as strong as it was before you lost your teeth. You’ll also never need denture adhesive.
- Less Invasive Procedure – Our dentist will use as few as four implants to support an entire arch of teeth. This is quicker and more comfortable than a procedure where more implants are used. You’ll recover more quickly too.
- More Affordable – Fewer implants also mean a more affordable treatment. A full-arch procedure is the most cost-effective way to replace a large number of teeth with implants.
- Easy Care and Maintenance – Your new arch of teeth remain fixed in place. Unlike conventional dentures, you don’t have to remove them for cleaning. You simply brush and floss the way you always have. And since your jawbone won’t shrink, affecting how your teeth fit, you won’t need any relining procedures.