Implant Dentistry - Whole Arch Replacement
Here are 2 examples of how a dentist can replace missing teeth. In this case, a fixed bridge (with all the teeth contained in one unit) is anchored to a few dental implants.
Fixed bridge on implants
- Placing the implants – this is normally done in a single appointment. Temporary teeth are placed while waiting for the permanent bridge. This usually takes 3-6 months.
- Attaching the bridge – implants usually need 3-6 months to osseointegrate with the jaw. Once this happens, the fixed bridge can be attached to the dentures.
- Your new teeth should be able to function and feel like your natural ones
Overdenture on implants
If you have uncomfortable dentures and/or using denture adhesive is troublesome, our removable denture solution may be right for you. The solution consists of a removable denture that is secured to dental implants, thereby eliminating the need for denture adhesives. The removable denture ‘snaps’ on to dental implants, providing a complete denture alternative.
In this case the dentist replaces missing teeth with an overdenture attached to 2 dental implants.
Placing the implants – the first step is to place the dental implants to secure the overdenture.
Attaching the overdenture – The overdenture is securely fixed on top of the implants. They will be removable for cleaning.
If you’re tired of your dentures moving around in your mouth, our denture replacement solution may be right for you. The solution consists of a dental bridge that is supported by four or more dental implants.