Dental Implants have changed the landscape of dental care, enabling many people to have teeth replacements that serve them as well as the real thing.
What is more, implants can last significantly longer than other solutions for the same issue, and this has made them even more desirable to patients.
While getting an implant to replace one tooth is simple enough, you will be facing a different kind of problem if you’re looking for replacements for multiple teeth. There are many people who have lost most or all their teeth, and putting in implants for each of the missing teeth isn’t always feasible.
This is where full-arch dental implants have proven so useful.
Better Stability and Support
People who’ve lost most or all of the teeth on one or both jaws usually have them replaced with dentures. However, the only thing that keeps the dentures in place is the structure and shape of the mouth.
This is why dentures are known to shift in the mouth or slip out from time to time. This can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Full arch implants are supported by titanium posts that keep them in place more effectively than dentures.
Comfort is more important than many people realize. It’s hard for those with dentures to perform certain activities comfortably, whether it’s chewing on something a little tougher, or even speaking.
With full-arch implants, however, chewing feels a lot like it did with natural teeth. This can greatly improve the quality of life of the wearer.
Better for Your Jaw
The part of the jaw that once secured a tooth can degrade once the tooth is gone. Full-arch implants connect to the jawbone in a manner similar to natural teeth and can potentially keeps the jaw bone from degrading.
Value for Money
As with regular implants, full-arch implants cost significantly more than solutions such as dentures. However dentures require replacement on a fairly regular basis. This means that in the long run, the cost of dentures could be significant. When you factor in the ill-fitting nature of dentures and other inconveniences, full-arch implants start to seem well worth the money.
Not only do you have to have your dentures replaced regularly, you may have to visit the dentist more often and the dentures also need cleaning. Taking care of full-arch implants is similar to what you’d do with natural teeth, such as brushing and flossing.
If you’re facing a choice between dentures or full arch implants, the best thing you can do is sit down with your dentist and ask any questions you have. This is a big decision, so a dental professional can help walk you through both options and what they might mean for you.