When to Consider Arch Replacement

Senior man smiling. Caption: A full arch replacement may be the solution to decayed teeth

An arch replacement is when all the teeth on the lower or upper part of your gums are replaced fully by dental implants. A full upper arch replacement is when dental implants are attached to the upper portion of your mouth. A full lower arch replacement is when dental implants are in the bottom portion of your mouth. There are also partial replacements that match your remaining teeth.

Dental implants act as excellent alternatives to regular teeth and offer a way for patients to improve their quality of life. For a patient who has lost their teeth, an arch replacement can benefit them in the following ways:

  • You can eat, speak, and function just as if you had natural teeth.
  • An arch replacement offers a stable solution for missing teeth, lasting your lifetime.
  • Preservation of your facial appearance by preventing bone loss in your jaw.

Arch Replacement Treatment

This is a brief and simplified process of the arch replacement treatment.

  • Step 1: Prior to the procedure, our dentist needs to determine the extent of the work and prepare through any necessary pre-procedure treatments.
  • Step 2: The dental implants, are then placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of the mouth depending on the needs of the patient. Temporary teeth are placed in the implants at this time.
  • Step 3: The final bridge for the teeth is installed in the patient’s mouth.
  • Step 4: Any adjustments if needed like tightening the fit to ensure the teeth are secure and comfortable. The result: the patient has a functioning full set of teeth.

When is it Time for an Arch Replacement?

Receiving an arch replacement is a financial and time commitment. If you are a candidate for full arch replacement, we highly recommend that you pursue the treatment. To know if it is truly time for the treatment, come in and receive an assessment to be sure. Please contact us to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer all your questions.

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