Full Arch Replacement
Full Arch Replacement & Fixed Bridges in La Mesa - Near San Diego - Teeth Replacement
Are all of your teeth missing or damaged? Then a full arch replacement using a fixed bridge on dental implants is your best option. Before dental implants, there was no such thing as a fixed, permanent way to replace all your teeth on either arch. You were stuck with alternatives like removable overdentures and removable full dentures, both of which are incredibly inconvenient on practically every level. They are uncomfortable to wear, can affect taste, and are aesthetically unpleasant.
With implants, you have two options. You can get a removable overdenture which is anchored by implants, or you can get a full fixed bridge. A removable implant-secured overdenture is a kind of go-between option. The implants improve comfort and stability, but the denture is still removable. It usually costs less than a full bridge, but it doesn’t begin to compare.
Why Go With a Full Permanent Bridge?
A full, fixed bridge is by far the best answer. It offers unparalleled comfort and functionality. It lets you get back to living your life like normal. It offers you a full set of permanent, fixed replacement teeth. You can eat the foods you want, and after a while, you may even forget you have a bridge.
- The only fixed, stable, permanent solution to replacing all your teeth.
- A lifelong answer; you should never have to get your implants replaced.
- The implants will replace your root structure, preventing bone loss in your jaws and preserving your appearance.
- A permanent bridge is an aesthetically pleasing option which looks just like natural teeth.
- Experience superlative comfort as you chew, talk, and go about your everyday life.
What Is Full Arch Replacement Like?
It takes eight to ten visits to install a full fixed bridge.
- First you meet with Dr. Stettler for a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure and what needs to happen.
- Your next step is to get the implants installed. Temporary teeth are attached to the implants which allow you to eat as normal while you wait for the implants to bond with your jaw.
- After a couple of months, the implants will be fully bonded to the bone. At that point, the final bridge can be installed permanently and securely. This generally takes two to three visits to complete.
And that’s all there is to it! You will have a full set of beautiful functional teeth to use for the rest of your life. Ready to set up a consultation? Call us today at 619-463-4486 or fill out our appointment request form.