Full-arch implants sound great on paper, but how do they compare to regular teeth?
If you’re considering full-arch dental implants, one of the most important but often overlooked factors is how they feel on a daily basis. After all, you can read all of the statistics about them you want, but none of that matters in comparison to the experience you have with your new smile.
To dig deeper into this, let’s look at three of the most important things to consider when comparing them to regular teeth:
1 – Feel:
Once they’re put into place, full-arch dental implants look and feel like regular teeth. Unlike other teeth replacement solutions that can become loose or fall out over time, full-arch implants remain securely fixed in place.
This means that you never have to worry about the embarrassment of losing your teeth—which you’ll appreciate especially if you’ve worn or currently wear dentures! It also means that they’ll feel great in use. To put it simply, they are made to feel so natural in the mouth that no one will be able to tell that you have a full-arch implant. In fact, they feel so real that you’ll likely forget you have them yourself!
2 – Function:
Full-arch implants are simple in their design, only consisting of three major parts—the post, the abutment, and the crown. To properly understand how implants can effectively function like natural teeth, let’s look more closely at what each of these components doe
Post: You can think of the post like the foundation of a house. It keeps your implant securely in place and is painlessly and securely inserted to support the crown.
Abutment: The abutment is the screw that connects the post to the crown. You can think of them as the scaffolding of a house that is built off of the posts, which provide a solid foundation. The abutments ensure that your teeth remain secure and aligned just like natural teeth.
Crown: The crown is like the tooth itself. They are generally made out of either ceramic or porcelain fused to metal and let you chew naturally without the fear of cavities (although maintenance around the implants is still necessary).
3 – Fulfillment:
One of the most exciting parts about full-arch implants is how closely they mimic the day-to-day performance of natural teeth. Full-arch implants increase confidence and allow you to do the everyday things that people with full sets of teeth take for granted, such as:
- Savoring the full range of foods you love— be it the tangy-sweet crispness of an apple, a warm, tender bite of steak, or the satisfying, salty crunch of pretzels. No more sacrificing the food you love!
- Helping you communicate more clearly to your friends and family without having to make hand gestures to cover your mouth, so you never have to repeat yourself or feel like you’re burdening your loved ones in everyday conversations.
- And of course, restoring your smile and your reason to smile with the freedom to live unashamed with a full mouth of terrific teeth!
Whether it is because of the feel they have, the function they provide, or the fulfillment they give you, full-arch implants are a safe and effective way to restore the beauty and utility of your missing teeth now and for the rest of your life.
Ready to see if full-arch implants are right for you?