It’s jarring when you first notice a little wiggle in that first tooth that got looser over time and eventually feel out. But after losing several more, many people just accept tooth loss and eventually edentulism, the complete loss of teeth, as merely a fact of growing old. However, the rise of dental implants has brought second and third chances to adults of all ages who’ve lost at least one tooth.
For those who have lost most or all of their permanent teeth, full arch dental implants offer people the opportunity for a complete smile makeover – a makeover that’ll restore the way you once enjoyed food and put you r smile back into its prime.
What Are Full Arch Dental Implants?
Dental arch is a row of teeth. Full arch dental implants are a set of implants that can support a full arch of dental prosthetics, namely implant-supported dentures. While a full arch of natural teeth usually consists of 16 teeth, 32 in total between the top and bottom arches, you don’t need 16 dental implants to replace a missing row of teeth. You just need four per arch.
New Teeth, Same Day
It wasn’t always as efficient. It took lots of research and several breakthroughs to get the number of implants needed to support a full arch down to four.
As digital imagining and planning software has enabled dentists to quickly place dental implants into their optimal positions, similar technology is being used to fabricate dental prostheses fast. In the lead up to your implant placement procedure, dentists equipped with Teeth-in-a-Day systems can have your implant-supported dentures ready and can affix them to your dental implants the same day you have them placed. It’ll still take months for the implants to fully heal, but you’ll get your implants and dentures placed and installed in the same appointment.
Learn More About Full Arch Dental Implants
Take a moment to set an appointment with a local dentist to learn more about your options for getting dental implants in San Antonio, TX. At the DIA Dental Implant Center, you’ll benefit from the center’s dental implant success rate of 99.16 percent – which is higher than the national average.