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 Second Opinions

We invite anyone in the community who is unsure about their current dental treatment plan to seek an honest second opinion. We recognize that your oral health is extremely important and you should always feel confident and comfortable with your Bonita Springs dental care plan and providers. If you are interested in receiving an additional honest perspective on treatment options – please do not hesitate to call!

Please bring current x-rays and treatment plan if possible!

Exam Code: D9310

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/li>
  • 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*

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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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