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While you can use single implants to replace a missing tooth, you can also use implants to replace all the teeth on one or both arches of your mouth. Often known as full-arch rehabilitation, this treatment gives you a new set of permanently-fixed teeth. When is this a good treatment to have?
You Have Multiple Missing Teeth in an Arch
If you've had dental problems in the past that have resulted in multiple tooth loss, then you might want to replace all your missing teeth at once. While you can use single implants to replace each tooth individually, this can be time-consuming and expensive. You might have to have multiple procedures to deal with each missing tooth.
Plus, if you've lost multiple teeth in an arch, then your remaining teeth might not be in the best shape. They might also have had problems in the past even if you didn't need to have them extracted.
They also won't have the support they need if you have gaps between them. Missing teeth can weaken remaining teeth and make them more prone to future damage.
If your remaining teeth in an arch aren't in great shape, then a full-arch rehabilitation procedure might be the best solution to your problem. Your dentist will strategically position a few implant posts around the arch. They then attach a set of teeth to cover the whole arch in one procedure.
You Have Problems With Food
If you have a few missing teeth in an arch, then you might have problems eating certain foods. For example, if you've lost some back teeth, then you won't be able to deal with chewy or hard foods as easily as you did in the past.
You might have to modify your diet to find things that are easier to eat. Your remaining teeth might hurt more often. They might get damaged because they have to take all the strain.
Here, a full-arch restoration restores your natural ability to eat all kinds of food. Implant-retained arches are firmly held in place in your gum bones. The teeth that slot into your arch supports will feel stable and strong. You can eat whatever you want.
You Don't Want to Wear Regular Dentures
You can replace a full arch of teeth with regular dentures. These teeth sit on your gums; they are held in place by suction forces.
However, dentures don't work for everyone. Regular dentures can feel unstable and loose, especially when you eat. You might not like having to take your false teeth out at night.
If you have a full-arch implant treatment, then your false teeth are permanently fixed in place. They'll feel and work more like natural teeth.
For more advice, talk to a dentist about their full-arch rehabilitation services.Share