If you have severe damage to your upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth, or you have already lost most of your natural teeth, full arch dental implants can fully restore your smile. This restorative and cosmetic solution will make it possible to eat, smile, and speak again with carefree ease. If you are in Lebanon and are interested in full arch dental implants, call us today to schedule your consultation.
Full arch dental implants are a permanent way to restore your natural smile
We offer both removable implant-supported dentures and permanent fixed bridges at Tennessee Implant & Oral Surgery
Dr. Kirk is an expert implant dentist, with years of experience placing full arch implant restorations
With sedation and general anesthesia available, we can ensure that you will be comfortable throughout your oral surgery
Full arch implants use a series of 4-6 dental implants to support a restoration (typically a denture or a bridge). Compared to an alternative treatment like full-arch dentures, dental implants have a number of benefits. First, they last much longer. Implants can be expected to last 30+ years, and implant-supported restorations are much more durable than traditional dentures.
In addition, full arch dental implants provide you with a more natural smile and bite. Your teeth will never shift or move, and you can eat whatever you want, with no dietary restrictions. Another great benefit of full arch implants is that the implants actually strengthen and support your jaw bone, preventing bone loss.
Usually, full arch dental implants are only recommended if most of your teeth are already missing or damaged, or if it will not be possible to save and restore your natural teeth. This may happen due to issues like advanced periodontal disease, poor oral hygiene resulting in extensive decay, or an oral injury.
First, x-rays and images of your mouth will be taken to develop your personalized treatment plan. Before treatment can begin, you may also need to schedule an appointment to have your remaining teeth extracted.
During your implant placement appointment, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed. Then, a series of 4-6 implants will be placed into the upper, lower, or both arches of your mouth. Once this is complete, you will receive a set of temporary dentures or bridges to wear while you recover.
It usually takes 3-6 months for your implants to heal completely. Once your implants have healed, you will come back to our office and have your permanent implant-supported denture or bridge fitted. Creating and fitting this dental prosthetic may take multiple appointments, and our team always takes our time to ensure that your restoration looks and feels natural in your mouth. Once your bridge or denture has been finalized, your treatment is complete!
"We take a team approach to help you find a solution to your oral surgery problem."
– Dr. Kirk
“I had 3 teeth extracted and this was by far the best dental visit I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. It was actually a pleasant visit with a wonderful staff and a very professional surgeon. No other dentist will ever work on me other than Dr. Kirk.”
“The absolute best dental office I've ever been to! Everything was clearly explained and all staff were very professional, welcoming, caring and patient with me as I was very scared! Couldn't ask for a better experience with my very first surgery!! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!”