Full-Arch Restoration in Albuquerque, NM
Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center provides full-arch restoration services in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-821-2111 to schedule your first appointment.
Dental implants have become the treatment of choice for replacing teeth that are missing or failing. Strong, durable, and stable, dental implants restore nearly all original bite strength. Because they replace the tooth roots, dental implants also prevent and reverse jawbone loss and protect the neighboring teeth from shifting.
If you are missing all your teeth on the upper or lower arch, full-arch restoration may be the ideal solution for you. This revolutionary dental implant procedure allows us to use just four implants to attach a full arch of high-quality, fixed replacement teeth. Full-arch restoration provides several benefits over both traditional dentures and traditional dental implant solutions.
All-on-4® Full Arch Implants
All-on-4® implant surgical placement and prosthetic attachment can often be completed in a single day. This technique involves placing four implants into the jaw. Because two of the four implants are placed at an angle into the jaw using specially designed implants, even patients with diminished jawbones may be eligible for this treatment option. Two anterior implants are placed vertically and two posterior implants are placed at an angle to take advantage of the existing bone density.
This allows the prosthesis, which is fixed to the implants, to be held in place more securely than a traditional denture and using fewer implants than other full arch restorations.
Benefits Over Dentures
Dentures were the treatment of choice for centuries, and thanks to technological enhancements, modern dentures can be highly aesthetic. Still, their design is inherently limiting. A lower denture rests on the bottom gums, while an upper denture uses a hunk of plastic to adhere to the roof of the mouth. Both are difficult to use, uncomfortable, and prone to pinching and slipping.
In addition, dentures cannot prevent jawbone loss. This natural process begins as soon as a tooth is lost and continues throughout the lifetime. This causes dentures to become loose, and it can lead to a sunken, aged appearance.
Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. This restores over 90% of bite force and provides rock-solid stability for top-quality replacement teeth. You can talk, smile, laugh, and eat with confidence.
Benefits Over Traditional Implants
Traditional dental implants need time to osseointegrate with the jawbone before they can support replacement teeth. Since bone heals slowly, those who want to replace an entire arch of teeth with traditional implants are stuck with a removable denture for several months.
Full-arch restoration with immediate-load implants is a true game changer. The cost is slashed because only four dental implants are needed per arch. Since the implants can take biting and chewing forces immediately, you can go home the same day with a complete, fixed set of acrylic teeth, and start eating normally as soon as you feel like it—generally within a day or two. At some point in the future, you can upgrade to porcelain teeth if desired.
X-Guide Navigation System
We will create a 3-D model of your mouth and then complete your implant surgery virtually to design the best possible implant placement and orientation. During your surgery, we will watch the virtual surgery to make sure we match up all the details. This system blends the art and science of dental implants, optimizing function, aesthetics, and longevity.
Call Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today at 505-821-2111 to schedule your first appointment.