Full Arch Treatment Options

Full Arch Treatment Options

Option 1: Removable Denture

Full arch treatment option # 1 which is a removable denture. Advantages:

  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to remove and clean outside of mouth

Disadvantages:

  • Uncomfortable – may cause sore spots on gum tissue
  • Difficult to eat certain foods - especially lower dentures
  • Accelerates bone loss
  • Often requires reline to improve fit and comfort as bone deteriorate
  • Difficult to speak as the removable denture may move
  • Requires denture  creams or adhesives to reduce mobility of denture - especially lower
  • Approximately 10% bite force functionality compared to natural teeth

FREE Dental Implants Consultations & Second Opinions

Do you have a bad or missing tooth requiring replacement? Are you tired of wearing partial dentures, complete dentures or using the dreaded “denture glue? Are you wanting to renew, revitalize, and rejuvenate your smile? We are happy to provide a complimentary dental implant consultations and patient centered-evaluations.  During this visit you will:

  1. Learn what treatment options you may have to address any current problems.
  2. Learn what you can do NOW for better oral health
  3. Explore dental implant solutions with Dr, Grady Scott DMD
  4. Get answers to any questions you have about your current oral health or how dental implants could benefit you going into the future. (Complimentary Exam Code: D0150 | 3D Image Code: D0363 – 3D scan for in office use only)
  5. Second Opinion Exam Code: D9310 (Please bring current x-rays and treatment plan if possible)

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Option 2:  Implant Overdenture “Snap in denture”

Full arch treatment option #2 which is a snap in denture.

Advantages:

  • Improves stability and functionality to 60% compared to natural teeth
  • Relatively inexpensive tooth and gingival replacement
  • Provides lip support
  • Easy to clean outside of mouth

Disadvantages:

  • Uncomfortable – may cause sore spots on gum tissue and food may find its way under denture
  • Removable, still needs to come out to clean
  • May still move when chewing or speaking - more implants=more stability
  • Require relines to improve and fit and comfort as bone deteriorates
  • *Requires 3-4 months of healing before snaps are inserted*

Results Oriented Procedures

Comfortable Office

Quick and Easy

Long Lasting Solutions

Option 3:  All-on-4 Implant Fixed Bridge “Same Day Teeth”

Full arch treatment option #3 which is an all on 4 fixed dental implant.

Advantages:

  • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
  • Eliminates need for bone grafting
  • *Can provide same day teeth*
  • Preserves bone and soft tissue
  • Never decay – 95% success rate over 30 years
  • Natural-looking esthetics
  • Allows you to eat the foods you want
  • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

Disadvantages:

  • Cost ++
  • Dexterity necessary to clean under/around bridge

Option 4:  Traditional 6-8 Implant Supported Fixed Bridge

Traditional implant supported bridge.

Advantages:

  • Replaces roots and teeth; able to floss between teeth
  • Preserves bone and soft tissue
  • Improves functionality to 90% compared to natural teeth
  • Able to clean fixed implant bridge like natural teeth

Disadvantages:

  • Time (healing and restorative; 1 year+)
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