Diem Full Arch Restoration
In recent years, dental implants have come to widely replace bridges and dentures as a long-term solution to missing teeth whenever a candidate is qualified to receive a dental implant over a denture. Dental implants, being surgically inserted into your jawbones, are much more comfortable and authentic looking than dentures. Dental implants can last a lifetime, so most patients can move on and forget they were ever missing a tooth, unlike removable dentures or fragile bridges needing replacement every few years.
However, dental implants require good bone mass for the implant to bond well to the jawbone. Those who have lost only an individual tooth are always a fine candidate for implants. Unfortunately, those who have lost a whole set of teeth will also have significant gum damage or lost bone. Before, these patients had to continue to rely on dentures and miss out on the benefits of implants.
Today, there is a solution, and Joe Radakovich DMD can help. Full arch restoration successfully implants up to six teeth into the jawbone. Through Diem Full-Arch Restoration, patients missing several teeth can once again have a radiant, youthful smile.
Implants vs. Full Arch Restoration
Deep within your tooth is the pulp which is full of nerves. When stimulated through chewing, the pulp tells your body to send nutrients to the jawbone. When a tooth is missing, there is nothing to tell the body to send the nutrients, and thus your gums and jaw atrophy.
During dental implant surgery, titanium rods are implanted directly into your jaw. Through a process called osseointegration, the jaw will bond to the dental implant. Once bonded, the dental implant can stimulate the jaw just as a natural tooth does, and your body will strengthen the jaw once again. Those with a dental implant do not feel any difference between their implant and their natural teeth. This only is the case if the osseointegration is successful.
If the implant fails to bond, the body does not know to send nutrients, and the jaw continues to deteriorate, meaning the tooth will eventually be lost again. Those most at risk for a failed implant are those whose jaw has atrophied to the point where significant bone mass has been lost, and the body is unable to restore the bone mass to its original state. This becomes increasingly common for those missing an entire set of teeth, as their bones cannot support an implant.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Full arch restoration is the solution for those who are not a good candidate for implants. Full arch restoration relies more on strategic placement than osseointegration for its success.
In a full-arch restoration procedure, two implants are placed in the front of the jaw, and two are placed in the back at an angle to maximize the spaces where there is the most bone mass. Through this support, full-arch restoration can replace up to six teeth in a single surgery, allowing you to recover and experience your perfect smile that much quicker.
You do not need any bone grafting to still receive all the benefits of dental implants. Full arch restoration also lasts a lifetime, restores jaw strength, promotes overall oral health, and most importantly, allows you to freely and confidently smile. Contact Joe Radakovich DMD at (503) 455-4673 to learn more if you believe you may be a candidate for full arch restoration.