What Are My Full Arch Replacement Options?
Missing teeth can lead to a number of cosmetic and functional problems, including difficulty chewing, impaired speech, jawbone deterioration, and a loss of confidence when smiling. These concerns are often further amplified when a patient is missing all or most of the teeth on one or both of their dental arches. Fortunately, our Coronado dentist—Jason Keckley, DMD—has years of experience helping people regain their smiles and enjoy an improved quality of life using advanced restorative dentistry techniques.
Many patients wonder what causes extensive tooth loss. The reality is that every case is different. That said, common factors that can lead to full arches of missing teeth include severe dental trauma, poor long-term dental hygiene, periodontal disease, genetics, and certain diseases. During a consultation, Dr. Keckley can assess your unique situation and design a treatment plan that is specifically suited to your needs. Popular full-arch replacement options include:
Implant-supported dentures—also referred to as implant-anchored dentures, implant-retained dentures, or All-on-4®—are an innovative approach to full-arch replacement. Using a few strategically placed dental implants, a denture prosthetic can be securely affixed within the mouth. Many patients report that implant dentures are more natural-looking and provide the highest levels of comfort and stability when compared to other restorative options. Furthermore, since they are permanently attached to the mouth, they require less maintenance and can generally be cared for just like natural teeth.
Traditional Removable Dentures
While implant-dentures are often considered the “gold standard” of full-arch replacement, traditional full and partial dentures can also provide many patients with an effective way of replacing missing teeth. These appliances are designed to rest securely on top of the gum line, and Dr. Keckley uses only the highest-quality materials to ensure optimal comfort, aesthetics, and longevity. Many patients who are either not good candidates for implant dentures or who are looking for a more cost-effective solution have benefited from traditional dentures.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
For patients experiencing multiple dental concerns, a full mouth rehabilitation plan may be able to provide comprehensive relief. Dr. Keckley believes that a healthy mouth is the best foundation for a long-lasting dental restoration, so he can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that optimizes your oral health and wellness. Common concerns addressed during a full mouth rehabilitation include periodontal disease, widespread tooth decay or oral infection, tooth loss, misalignment, and more.
To learn more about any of our full arch replacement options or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Keckley, please contact Coronado Classic Dentistry today!