Your Ultimate Guide To Full-Arch Implants

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What Are Full-Arch Implants?

Having missing teeth—even a lot of them—doesn’t mean an end to carefree eating, laughing, speaking, and smiling. If most or all of your natural teeth are gone or are decayed beyond repair, don’t give up hope! The revolutionary full-arch dental implants procedure can provide you with a strong and spectacular-looking set of artificial teeth that will function just like healthy, natural teeth. 

They are by far the most durable, reliable, and long-term cost-effective solution in restorative dentistry—and getting started is easier than you may think. In fact, a free consultation may be all that stands between you and your journey to the smile you want! This guide is to help you discover whether full-arch implants may be a good fit for you and your needs, so read on and see why millions of Americans trust in them to transform their smiles. 

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Are Full-Arch Implants Right For Me?

When deciding whether or not full-arch implants are the right decision for you, the first thing to consider is if you might be a suitable candidate. This is dependent upon your medical history, the condition of your teeth, your age, and other factors outlined below. 

Who Are They For?

Full-arch implants are for people that are experienced a reduced quality of life due to missing multiple teeth or full rows of teeth (upper or lower) who:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have good oral health 
  • Are roughly 18 years or older (have a fully-developed jaw)

Who Are They Not For?

Full-arch implants are very reliable and effective teeth replacement solutions, but they’re not ideal for everyone. They may not be right for you if:

  • You have poor dental hygiene (smoking can contribute to these issues)
  • You have underlying medical conditions such as cancer, uncontrolled diabetes, or blood-clotting disorders
  • You are under the age of 18 (in which case it is recommended that you wait until your jawbone is fully developed before seeking treatment)

In general, if you are looking for a lifelong, dependable solution for your missing teeth and are in good health, full-arch implants could be your key to a brighter smile and a more fulfilling life. If you’re ready to see if they’re the best next step for you is to schedule a free consultation with qualified, full-arch implant experts.

What Are The Benefits Of Full Arch Implants?

Full-arch implants are potentially life-changing procedures, but what do you have to look forward to if you are considering them as a solution to restore your smile?

Here are some of the primary long-term benefits that you’ll love:

  • You’ll be able to speak more clearly and easily
  • You’ll live every day with more comfort and less pain
  • You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods again
  • You’ll save money in the long term compared to dentures & implants
  • You’ll improve the strength of your jawbone
  • Your full-arch implants will last a lifetime with good maintenance
  • Your implants will be stronger than natural teeth
  • You’ll be able to enjoy spending time with friends & family with more confidence
  • And most importantly… you’ll finally be able to fall back in love with your smile

All of these benefits and so many more are being experienced right now by millions of people just like you who are turning to full-arch implants to improve their smiles and their futures.

And you deserve to join them!

How Do They Compare To Other Options?

Another important thing to understand is how full-arch implants compare to other teeth replacement options. It is important to understand what options you have and the benefits and drawbacks of each so you can make the most informed decision possible.

Here are three of the most common solutions and what you can expect with each:

Dentures:

Dentures sit on top of your gums where the missing teeth were. They are inexpensive initially and are removable, but as you’ll see, they have quite a few major drawbacks.

Pros

  • Dentures have a low initial cost 
  • They are relatively low-hassle to install as they do not require surgery 
  • They can be used even with damaged teeth or jawbones 

Cons:

  • Dentures are not fixed in place, which can cause discomfort
  • They tend to wear out after 7-15 years
  • They can be costly to maintain

You can check out a more in-depth comparison between this classic solution and full-arch implants here.

Bridges: 

Bridges work by attaching to the remaining healthy teeth surrounding a gap to create a bridge across the area in your mouth. A cap is then placed over each tooth and along with the bridge, replace the missing teeth.

Pros

  • Bridges are cost-effective
  • They do not require bone grafting

Cons:

  • Must be supported by existing teeth
  • Can cause wear and potential damage over time
  • They can be costly to maintain

Full-Arch Implants: 

Dental implants are an effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth, with full-arch implants being the ideal solution for replacing full rows of teeth in the mouth. Many are turning to them to provide benefits where dentures and bridges can’t. 

Pros

  • Can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Do not cause undue burden on the mouth
  • Always remain fixed in place
  • Offer the greatest ease of use and functionality of all tooth replacement solutions
  • Do not need replacing due to wear under normal circumstances

Cons

  • Expensive to initially implant
  • May require bone grafting
  • Require a longer healing period after the procedure

You can get a full breakdown of the pros and cons here, but in the majority of cases, we recommend full-arch implants as a safe and reliable long-term solution for superior smile restoration.

How Much Do Implants Cost?

One of the common questions you might have is how much the investment is to get full-arch implants and get a lasting set of teeth for life. The price of a full-arch implant varies based on your individual needs, but here are a few of the factors that contribute to the final cost:

  • The number of implants you get
  • Whether or not you require bone grafting
  • If you need any tooth extractions prior to the procedure

You can click here to get a more detailed look at how these play a role in the final price.

Consider The Cost Of Inaction:

When you think about the price of implants, it is also important to consider the cost of leaving your teeth the way they are. Here are just a few of the reasons why waiting to fix your smile could cost you a lot not only in cash but in confidence:

  1. Decades of discomfort: If you leave things the way they are, you will continue to experience the pain you are feeling today. It will be hard or impossible to eat your favorite foods with the daily discomfort of your current smile controlling your life. 
  1. Pricey replacements: If you are wearing dentures or bridges, they come with a hidden cost. Since they are not a lifelong restorative solution, you will have to pay thousands of dollars each time these need replacing, a problem that could’ve been avoided by getting full-arch implants from the start.
  1. Low confidence: It’s no secret that missing teeth isn’t only bad for your health—it is also bad for your self-image. Unfortunately, many adults with missing teeth live in shame of your smiles, unable to go out with friends or family and afraid to live with the joy and confidence they once had. 
  1. Trapped by your teeth: When you think about it, your teeth are not just made for chewing—they are made to give you the freedom to eat, speak, and experience your life with comfort and confidence. If your teeth are causing you shame, then it’s time to change things and make a choice that will set you free.

Full-arch implants do more than restore your ability to eat, communicate, and live with more confidence. They help you boldly and proudly say yes to everything your old smile had taken away. And no one deserves that more than you. 

See how the smile of your dreams is closer than you think!


The Secret Key To A Successful Full-Arch Implant:

When it comes to guaranteeing the safety and security of your smile, there is one thing that will make it happen more than any other: choosing the right dental implant experts.

But how do you know who to look for?… 

While all dentists can perform implant surgeries, we advise you to look for a dental implant specialist who has been specifically trained to handle complex implant procedures. As an example, Dr. Charles at GDAI is a graduate of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Associate Fellows of the AAID, as well as a member of other top implant dentistry organizations in the country. 

It’s also important to know that Dr. Charles has successfully helped people like you transform their smiles and lives with full-arch implants. You should look for an implant specialist with a track record of successfully performing full-arch implant procedures. It is great to ask if they have experience with bone grafting or handling complications that may arise in the procedure process.

Here are a few questions we recommend asking when looking for the right specialist for you:

Question 1: Is my dentist specifically trained in performing dental implants?

Question 2: How many successful implants has my dentist performed? 

Question 3: Does the practice has the latest equipment for the procedure?

Question 4: What will the consultation entail and what can I expect?

Question 5: Do you have testimonials of clients or past implant patients you could refer me to?

Ultimately, you’re looking for a dentist with a solid track record of successfully installing full-arch implants. You want to make sure that they are knowledgeable and using up-to-date equipment to aid them in the procedure and want to be assured that they will work with you during the consultation to answer any and all questions you may have. After all, our job as dentists is not just to fix your teeth, but to help you feel as confident as possible every step of the way. 

How Can I Get Started?

If you feel that full-arch implants could be right for you, we’d love to explore how we may be able to help you fall back in love with your smile!

Ready to see what’s possible with full-arch implants?

Yes! Give Me My Dream Smile!  

Germain Jean-Charles

Germain Jean-Charles

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