The loss of an entire arch of teeth can have negative consequences for your oral health and self-confidence. Dr. Sharon Mateja works with a trusted oral surgeon to replace an entire arch of missing teeth using dental implants.
Compared to traditional restorations, dental implants provide superior stability and oral health benefits. Once your dental implants are surgically placed, you will become eligible for an implant-supported denture that feels and looks like natural teeth. We invite patients to contact our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dental practice to learn more about their full arch replacement treatment options.
Can Dental Implants Replace a Full Arch?
The loss of a full arch of teeth used to leave patients with one restorative option: removable dentures. Traditional dentures can be effective, but they are more prone to slipping and wobbling, which can make speaking and eating difficult.
Dental implants offer a unique solution following complete tooth loss along the upper, lower, or both jaws. An oral surgeon can place multiple dental implants that can support an implant-retained denture.
How Dental Implant Work
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw. The advanced artificial tooth roots integrate with the surrounding jawbone tissue to become a functioning part of the jaw. Many of our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, patients find that an implant-supported prosthetic feels and functions like natural teeth.
How Implants Can Support a Denture?
Individuals who have lost one tooth can have one implant placed that supports a dental crown. Multiple missing consecutive teeth can be addressed using a series of implants. One benefit of full arch replacement using dental implants is that we do not need to replace each missing tooth with a dental implant.
A full denture can be supported with as few as four dental implants. The number of implants that you need will depend on the health of your jawbone and other factors.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
When deciding between removable dentures and implant-retained dentures, there are several factors to consider.
Dental implants require a greater investment of time (up to several months) and money. Many of our Rancho Cucamonga patients find that investment is well worth the results, which can last a lifetime.
Following extensive tooth loss, many people are believe that they will never be able to regain natural chewing function. Following the loss of a full arch of teeth, patients can regain natural oral function through the placement of multiple dental implants.
If a traditional, removable denture is right for your needs and budget, Dr. Mateja can have you fitted with a durable and cosmetically pleasing denture that restores your ability to speak and chew with ease. One benefit of a removable denture is that the treatment timeline for being fitted with a denture is only a few weeks.
Restore Full Oral Function with an Implant-supported Denture
The loss of an entire arch of teeth can make everyday activities like eating and speaking challenging. If you wish to restore an entire row of missing teeth, our office offers traditional and implant-retained dentures. To schedule your next visit, please contact our office online or call (909) 989-5959.