If you need to replace a full arch of missing teeth (all of your upper teeth or all of your lower teeth), a full arch implant restoration may be an excellent treatment option for you. This system provides you with a beautiful, natural looking and permanent arch of teeth. Because an anchored implant restoration is permanently placed, patients do not experience the hassles that may be associated with removable dentures. This is a great alternative to traditional dentures because you can eat all foods and not worry about your dentures becoming unstable. The implants also help keep adequate jaw bone and you will not lose bone as you age as you would with traditional dentures.
Your new arch of teeth will be supported by four to six dental implants. The new teeth are affixed to the implants, leaving you with a full arch of functional, natural-looking teeth. This type of restoration involves adequate planning by a prosthodontist to restore your teeth to a natural position, contour and color. Dr. Sellers will also evaluate your bite and plan for adequate function of your restoration.