Full arch dental implants are a type of dental implant that can replace all teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. This procedure, also known as full arch restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, involves surgical placement of the implants into the jawbone. The number of implants required depends on individual patient’s needs and bone density.
The benefits of full arch dental implants include improved appearance, better functionality, and enhanced oral health. They offer a long-term solution for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Full arch dental implants can be customized to meet individual patient’s requirements, such as the choice of implant material, size, and shape of the replacement teeth.
Before placing the dental implants, the patient will undergo a comprehensive examination, including X-rays and 3D imaging, to determine the best placement and configuration of the implants. After the implant placement surgery, patients may experience some discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. It can take several months for the implants to fully integrate with the jawbone and for the final restoration to be completed.
Like natural teeth, full arch dental implants require regular maintenance, including daily brushing and flossing, regular dental check-ups, and professional cleanings. They can provide a comprehensive and effective solution for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth, restoring their oral health, function, and appearance.