For those who are considering replacing missing teeth, dental implants are an option to consider. There are also options like bridges or dentures. Each option has its own pros and cons, so it is best to weigh everything out and see what the dentist recommends when making the final decision. Many view dental implants as the option that has the most aesthetic qualities and have found them to be extremely durable. For many, a full mouth of teeth is required which is referred to as a full arch. Due to the nature of this, it has always more expensive and keeps many people from being able to move forward. A popular trend now is called implant supported dentures. A common brand is Pro Arch Implants, also All on 4 Implants, or Teeth Tomorrow.
How Does this Work?
The way the implant is implanted is not much different from traditional implants. The difference is that very few implants can support 16 teeth in the arch. This gives the same type of look and support as the implants everyone is accustomed to but at a more affordable price.
When the time comes for the procedure, there are different variables depending on the actual brand opted for. There are really four steps involved. First, schedule a consultation allowing a dentist to check the overall oral health and come up with the best treatment options. Once it has been determined that an implant supported denture would be a fit, 3D images will be captured to determine if any type of reshaping will be needed. The dentist will then be able to use those same images to complete a computer simulation of treatment. Next, is the surgery to handle the four implants. If any teeth need to be extracted, that can be done at the same time. Due to the abutments that are temporarily placed until the implants fuse to the jawbone, it is going to be critical to follow a strict diet for six to eight weeks otherwise there can be damage. Then, last after about three months, the temporaries come out, and the permanent denture is placed. The recovery at this point is quick, and pain is minimal.
Call Westvale Dental Care to set up a consultation and see if this might be the solution you have been waiting on. It’s time to get that smile back.