Benefits of Implant-Supported Replacement Teeth

If you are unhappy with current dentures, you’ve likely considered what it might be like to get them replaced with teeth supported by dental implants. If so, you’re not alone. Many people are attracted to the option of dental implants because they offer so many benefits:

  • Look like natural teeth
  • Let you bite and chew normally
  • Won’t fall out
  • Stimulate your jawbone
  • Can be completed in one appointment
  • Require no special care: just brush, floss, and get regular checkups
  • Restorations are long-lasting
  • Dental implants can last a lifetime

Implant-supported replacement teeth can look like natural teeth. They can be designed using the latest principles in cosmetic dentistry and manufactured using the best materials available.

Because your implant-supported teeth are attached to your jawbone like natural teeth, you can bite and chew normally with them. You shouldn’t have to give up any of your favorite foods.

The secure attachment between implants and your dentures means that your dentures won’t fall out. Plus, the dental implants in the jawbone stimulate the bone so that the body doesn’t remove them. This means that you don’t need to get replacement dentures all the time.

The procedure for this type of denture can often be completed in just one visit. You might need additional visits if you have gum disease or poor bone health.

However, there’s no special care required for these replacement teeth in most cases. You just brush and floss. Of course, make your regular dental checkups where Dr. Siegel might remove the denture for additional cleaning.

With proper fitting and high-quality materials, implant dentures can last a long time, possibly 30 years. Dental implants, on the other hand, have the ability to last a lifetime. There are documented cases of people keeping their implants for up to 50 years with proper maintenance.

Before treatment
After treatment

How Implant-Supported Replacement Teeth Work

These fully fixed full-arch restorations are designed to attach to dental implants. They are essentially a form of implant denture called a fully fixed denture. They replace one or both arches of teeth. In addition, they are attached to the dental implant so that you can’t remove them at home. Simply just follow proper care instructions. Then Dr. Siegel will remove them and clean them as part of your next cleaning and checkup.

fixed bridge arch illustration

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are usually made with titanium. Titanium is a special metal. Not only is it very strong and light, but it also has the ability to bond with your bone. Your jawbone grows around the implant and attaches to it. The implant becomes fully fixed in your jawbone, and as long as you care for it, the implant will stay attached and in place.

Are You a Candidate for Fixed-In Full Arch Replacement Teeth?

By now, you’re probably thinking that these replacement teeth sound pretty good. You are probably wondering whether you’re a good candidate for them. The good news is that most people are. To be a good candidate for this type of restoration, you need to meet three criteria:

  • Have you lost or are you losing most teeth in one or both arches?
  • Are you in good health for surgery?
  • Are you committed to caring for your replacement teeth?

The full arch replacement is designed for people who are losing all their teeth. If you still have some good teeth, this might not be right for you.

Dental implant surgery is not major surgery, but we still have to consider if you have good enough health for the procedure. If Dr. Siegel isn’t confident that you qualify, he might ask you to visit your doctor first.

Finally, you need to be committed to caring for your dental implants. Although they can last a lifetime, they need close care to make sure they last. This means taking the time to brush and floss every day. Of course, making your regular dental appointments.

Dental Excellence of Blue Bell Can Give You New Teeth

If you are looking for a better way to replace your teeth than with the traditional loose dentures, then fixed-in full arch replacement teeth might be right for you. To learn more about this option in Montgomery County, please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment with Dr. Ken Siegel at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.