Restore Your Entire Smile
Having missing teeth can change your life — and not for the better. From what you can eat to how you speak, tooth loss can make everyday tasks seem more challenging. Fortunately, Dr. Hobbs can replace one or both arches of teeth with full-arch replacements. These restorations are a great solution to improving your appearance as well as your health.
Our implant dentist explains how full-arch replacements can boost your confidence and help regain the complete function of your newly restored teeth.
What Are Full-Arch Replacements?
A full-arch replacement is an entire row of dental implants secured to your jaw by a range of implant fixtures, depending on your smile needs. Unlike traditional dentures, full-arch restorations stay in place so you don’t have to worry about uncomfortable adhesives.
They’re natural-looking teeth replacements made of long-lasting materials such as titanium and porcelain. Full-arch replacements are durable, comfortable, and designed to last many years.
The Benefits of Full-Arch Replacements
This customized restoration can restore your smile while bringing a variety of benefits:
- No food restrictions
- Affordable and cost-effective
- Prevents your restoration from sliding
- No messy adhesives
- Speak clearly and with confidence
- Customized for a comfortable fit
The Full-Arch Implant Process
The first step to getting a full-arch replacement is to schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Hobbs. During this appointment, he’ll assess your teeth with a thorough exam to determine if this procedure is right for you. A consultation is also the best opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
Afterward, we use our advanced technology to take high-quality, detailed images of your jaw. These images show every feature of your mouth, including jawbone density, and how many implant fixtures are needed. When it’s time to place your new dental implants, we’ll make sure you feel relaxed during the procedure by providing you with sedation dentistry options.
Dr. Hobbs will place several titanium implants into your jaw, which will fuse through a process called osseointegration. This serves as a strong base for your new full-arch restoration. We’ll provide you with a temporary prosthetic to keep the implants in place while you’re waiting for a permanent one.
Once the site area has healed, Dr. Hobbs will safely secure your permanent full-arch prosthetic. Then, you’ll be ready to show off your new, natural-looking smile to the rest of the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a full arch dental implant replacement procedure painful?
In most cases, patients report feeling little to no discomfort during their full arch replacement procedure. Dr. Hobbs and our entire team are committed to ensuring that all of our patients feel comfortable during all treatments. With a combination of state-the-art technology, advanced techniques, and sedation dentistry options, we can place your dental implants with little to no pain.
How much does a full arch replacement cost?
The exact cost of your full-arch replacement will depend on your situation. There are certain factors such as the condition of your underlying bone, the type of replacement teeth chosen, and if you need any tooth extractions that all influence the total cost of your treatment. At your initial consultation with your implant dentist, he’ll break down the details of your treatment and give you an estimated cost.
Why don’t I get my permanent restoration after the implant placement?
Like any surgery, you need time to heal and become adjusted. It’s crucial to leave the site clean and free of pressure to heal correctly. If your permanent restoration is immediately placed after the placement, you may end up aggravating the surgical site and your implant may not be successful.
The average time to heal from the implant placement is three to six months. The timeframe varies depending on certain factors like your body’s physiology, your environment, your diet, and how many implants were placed.
Why is the cost better for full-arch replacement instead for replacing individual teeth?
Full-arch replacement requires fewer implants and surgical interventions than replacing each tooth individually. The cost for full-arch replacement is significantly reduced. Furthermore, you’ll save money in the long run when you choose full-arch replacement rather than dentures or dental bridges, due to needing replacement every few years.
A New, Functional Smile Awaits
Whether you need one or both arches of teeth replaced, Dr. Hobbs can revitalize your smile with our long-lasting full-arch replacements. To schedule a free consultation, call our Longview office at (903) 371-0295 or fill out a contact form below. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
DentaCare Dental proudly serves patients in the Longview area and surrounding areas such as Gladewater, Marshall, and Lakeport, TX. Get a new, beautiful smile today!