Full-Arch Dental Implants Provide a Solution to Complete Tooth Loss
When you are missing a full arch of teeth, or have no teeth at all (edentulism), life can become much more challenging and self-confidence may fall. Many people resort to the tried and true removable denture to restore some sense of normalcy to their life and mouth, but there is another option—full-arch dental implants [link to dental implant page]. Dr. Varghese John offers patients who are seeking a more permanent solution to full-arch tooth loss the benefits of implant supported dentures for additional stability, strength and permanence.
36 million Americans do not have any teeth
Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate.
3 million Americans have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year
Are You a Good Candidate for Implant Supported Dentures?
Full Arch Before and Afters
In General, candidates for implant supported dentures:
- Are missing an entire arch of teeth
- Have teeth that are failing or severely decayed
- Have problems with dentures
- Have adequate jaw bone volume
Our Implant Supported Denture Process
The first steps when placing full-arch dental implants involves a thorough examination and scan using our state-of-the-art cone beam CT scanner, the Gendex GXDP-700™. This allows Dr. John to see a detailed view of your jaw, including bone volume levels and the location of nerves or tooth roots. If you do not have adequate bone volume in your jaw for implants to be placed, you will require a bone graft to restore the missing levels. Without adequate bone, dental implants cannot be successfully placed. Once the bone graft has healed, we will create a surgical guide to help ensure accurate and safe placement of implants. Dr. John typically places six dental implants within the jaw for increased stability and longevity. After the implants heal and a trusted dental lab creates your prosthesis, we will be able to attach the denture to the implants.
Mini Dental Implants for Full Arch Dentures
For patients who are not ready for full-arch dental implants or do not have the required bone volume, Dr. John can also place mini dental implants within your jaw that provide additional security for your removable denture. Mini implants are small diameter implants that do not require extensive surgery to place. These mini dental implants are successful in securing loose and lower arch dentures. We will still perform a CT scan, create surgical guides and typically place between two and four mini implants per arch.
Enjoy Improved Quality of Life
Dr. John and our team have extensive training and experience in placing dental implants to replace full arches of missing teeth or to secure dentures. Dr. John has received advanced training in implant prosthodontics and surgery from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute and has participated in an externship in implant surgery and advanced bone grafting surgery at the Belgrade Medical College in Belgrade, Serbia.
We understand that dental implant surgery can seem like a daunting procedure, so we offer varying levels of sedation to calm your nerves and block sensations of pain. Most patients boast a significant improvement in their quality of life after receiving full-arch dental implants and no longer have the common fears and discomfort of traditional dentures or complete edentulism.