Why Choose Full Arch Dental Implants?
For patients that need to replace all or multiple teeth, placing a fixed bridge that are anchored to dental implants is typically the best solution. Full Arch Dental Implants can restore your chewing functionality and help with digestion issues. Not only do Full Arch Dental implants help with bone loss, it will also help preserve your facial appearance. There are many other benefits that dental implants can provide including:
- Once placed, dental implants can last a lifetime
- Each Dental Implant placed will mimic and function like a natural tooth
- Stable solution that relieves stress on neighboring teeth
What Are My Alternatives?
There are alternatives to choosing Full Arch Dental Implants but these other options, although viable, can be considered inferior and will also have a shorter functioning time table. These alternative options include:
- Tooth Supported Bridge
- Bonded Bridge
- Removable Partial Denture
What Should I Expect?
A Full Arch Dental Implant procedure normally requires several visits to Southern Minnesota Implant Center. After your initial consultation and examination, Dr. Flack or Dr. Shuck will then place the posts of each implant into your jawbone. In many cases, 4-5 implant posts are placed. Temporary crowns will be placed on each implant or a temporary bridge will be placed which will allow you to eat and function as normal for a few months. Over the course of the next several months, the posts will permanently integrate themselves into the jawbone. Finally, a permanent bridge will be placed, although it can take a couple of appointments before you the bridge is set and installed for life!
Follow Up Care and Recovery
Most patients can return to work and their normal daily activities 24-48 hours after their procedure, although each treatment can be different so please be sure to ask our staff if you have any particular activities that may be strenuous or out of the ordinary. Normal recovery periods after a Full Arch Dental Implant surgery can range between a few days to a few weeks depending on the severity of your procedure. The more implants that have been placed, the longer it will take for you to fully recover. To help with the healing process, we always recommend getting as much rest as possible and eating soft food for a few days. Medication will be prescribed to you, and you should always follow the doctor's instructions post-surgery.