Patients who are missing one or multiple consecutive teeth have a fixed restoration option called a dental bridge. Patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth (meaning all of the teeth in their upper or lower jaw) are left with no supporting structures on which to anchor a prosthetic.
At Avason Family Dentistry in Denver, NC, also serving Charlotte, NC, our doctors can surgically place dental implants in your jaw that can anchor a durable row of false teeth. This full arch replacement option allows patients to regain natural chewing function. The treatment can even prevent bone atrophy.
If you are missing an entire arch or are planning on undergoing multiple tooth extractions, our doctors can explain your full arch replacement options.
Full Arch Replacement
Our office offers multiple restorative options that can allow you to regain the ability to speak and chew with confidence following the loss of a dental arch. Depending on your oral health needs and budget, you can be fitted with:
- Traditional dentures: We can fabricate a row of natural-looking false teeth that blend in with your facial features. Dentures contain a plastic or acrylic base that fits snuggly along your gums. The prosthetic is held in place with the aid of a denture adhesive.
- Teeth Tomorrow™: Our state-of-the-art dental practice offers a restoration that can be fabricated and ready for use in just 24 hours. Soon after your dental implant placement, you will be given a temporary implant-retained denture. Once your implants have integrated with the surrounding jawbone tissue, you can be fitted with a permanent restoration that is made from state-of-the-art Prettau® Zirconia.
- Implant-supported dentures: The expert doctors of Avason Family Dentistry can surgically place multiple dental implants. This advanced restorative option allows your denture to snap onto the implants for superior stability and natural chewing function.
Benefits of Full Arch Replacement
Patients who have lost an entire arch of teeth face unique oral health problems and quality of life issues. Our teeth do more than simply serve as a tool for chewing food. Teeth fill out the cheeks. This is one reason why individuals who have suffered significant tooth loss appear to have cheeks and lips that are sunken-in. This can leave endentulous individuals appearing much older than they actually are.
Whether you are seeking a traditional denture or an advanced implant-retained restoration, you can benefit from restored facial features and boosted self-esteem following your restorative treatment.
A balanced bite is critical for effective chewing. Our doctors will work to fabricate dentures that allow your lower and upper jawbone to work in harmony. Properly aligned jaws can prevent the onset of TMJ disorder.
Dental implants offer further benefits. The titanium posts allow your row of false teeth to be anchored directly to the jawbone. This restorative option delivers unparalleled stability and promotes jawbone health.
Schedule Your Full Arch Replacement Today
A quality denture or implant-retained prosthetic can dramatically improve your quality of life. To schedule your full arch replacement consultation with our doctors, Dr. Frank Avason, Dr. Alyssa Wolff, and Dr. Mason Pirtle, please contact our office in Denver, NC online or call (704) 820-9797. Our compassionate team will treat you as a person and not a number.