Dental implants are a permanent fixed solution for patients who have lost either a single tooth, some of their teeth, or all their teeth. When substantial bone support or tooth loss has occurred, and when no other means are available to salvage the teeth, patients are candidates for full arch implant rehabilitation. At Dental Esthetics Boston, our Prosthodontist specialists are global leaders in restoring the function and beauty of the smile for patients who have lost one or all their teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are like magic anchors for your teeth. When you lose a tooth, it's not just about the gap in your smile – it can also affect how you eat and talk. Imagine dental implants as super-strong screws that go into your jawbone, becoming a sturdy foundation for a replacement tooth. The dental implants are made of titanium, which your body happily accepts, and they fuse with your jawbone over time. Once they're securely in place, a realistic-looking tooth is attached on top, giving you a smile that feels and looks just like the real deal. Dental implants not only act as an anchor for dental prosthetics, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and fixed prosthesis, but they also stimulate the tissues of the jaw to prevent degeneration, as the recent 2023 publication by Drs Andre DeSouza and Panos Papaspyridakos reported at the prestigious Clinical Oral Implants Research journal.
What Are Full Arch Dental Implants?
Regarding full arch dental implants, nowadays it's a routine procedure that many people opt for to regain the confidence and functionality that come with a complete set of teeth. The process involves a few steps, including a consultation with your specialist Prosthodontist, implant placement surgery (which is less scary than it sounds), and a healing period during which the implants bond with your jaw. After that, it's time for the custom-made tooth attachment, and voila – you've got a strong, reliable tooth that blends seamlessly with the rest of your pearly whites. So, if you're missing a tooth and want a solution that's as close to natural as possible, dental implants might just be the superhero your smile needs!
Dental Implant Candidates
Any patient who has lost one or multiple teeth, regardless of age is a dental implant candidate. Because dental implants can support any type of dental prosthetic, they are suitable for most people who have suffered from tooth loss. To ensure the success of dental implant treatment it is important that dental implant candidates do not smoke, are in good overall health, have controlled diabetes, and are free or have been treated for gum disease. Fortunately, if patints suffer from lack of bone quantity or quality, these issues can be easily addressed so that dental implant treatment is possible.
Full Arch Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures
The biggest difference between full arch dental implants and traditional dentures is that full arch dental implant-supported prostheses are fixed and not removable. Dental implants succeed in securing dentures so that they fit comfortably and securely. Benefits of implant-supported prostheses include:
Superior chewing ability, function and comfort
Lifelike and esthetically pleasing
No fear of dentures falling out of place
Ease of care (they can be brushed like the natural teeth)
Guaranteed strength and durability
Contact Dental Esthetics Boston
If you are interested in finding out if you are an ideal candidate for full arch dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation with the team at Dental Esthetics Boston. To contact our practice, call (617) 536-3054.