Full Arch Restoration with Dental Implants
At Astoria Dental Group, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel offer dental implants as a durable, secure solution for tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or even a full arch of teeth, providing superior dental function than removable dentures. If you're interested in learning more about full arch restoration with dental implants and live in Queens, Long Island, or the NYC area, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team at the Astoria Dental Group.
What Is Full Arch Restoration with Dental Implants?
Full arch restoration with dental implants uses as little as four dental implants to replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth.
With full arch restoration, four or more dental implants are placed within the upper or lower jaw in order to attach a set of implant-supported dentures within the mouth.
Through implant-supported dentures, it's possible to replace a full arch of teeth with a single restoration.
The Process for Full Arch Restoration with Dental Implants
The treatment process of full arch restoration with dental implants begins with an initial consultation to determine the patient's goals, needs, and candidacy for dental implants. Once dental implants are determined to be the right treatment, surgery for dental implant placement can be scheduled and the process may go forward as follows:
- Dental implant surgery: During dental implant surgery, a small incision is made in the gums and four or more dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Time is then needed to allow the bone to heal and bond to the dental implants. This generally takes four to six months.
- Abutment placement: After the bone has healed, a small incision is made in the gums to attach an abutment to each implant. The abutment is needed to connect the restoration to the implants.
- Healing and restoration attachment: Next, the gums are allowed to heal. Once healed, implant-supported dentures may be secured within the mouth for completely restored dental function.
Candidates for Full Arch Restoration with Dental Implants
Many people who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth make excellent candidates for full arch restoration with dental implants. Ideal candidates are:
- Free of gum disease: Before undergoing dental implant treatment, the gums must be healthy and free of gum disease to reduce the risk of complications, such as infection and implant failure.
- Non-smokers: Smoking increases the risk of implant failure and slows healing time. Because of this, dental implant candidates should be non-smokers or stop smoking prior to treatment and beyond.
- In good general health: Dental implant treatment requires minor surgery. Accordingly, people should be in good general health before undergoing this treatment.
- Have sufficient bone tissue: As a result of tooth loss, the jawbone can degenerate over time. Before dental implants can be placed, the jawbone must be assessed to determine if there is sufficient bone tissue to support the implants. If not, a bone graft can be performed to restore lost bone tissue.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are missing a full arch of teeth and want a more secure, comfortable solution to tooth replacement than removable dentures, full arch restoration with dental implants may be right for you. To learn more about this treatment, or to find out if you're a candidate, we welcome you to call our staff at (718) 278-1123 to schedule a consultation.