Tooth loss compromises the smile in a number of ways; it detracts from its beauty, weakens oral functions, and threatens the health of surrounding bone and tissues. The more teeth that are lost, the greater the consequences. For those who have lost an entire arch of teeth, full arch dental implants are often the best way to rebuild the smile and prevent further oral complications.
Dental implants replace the roots and crowns of missing teeth to address all of the issues caused by tooth loss. Individuals in the Carrollton, OH, Dover, OH, and Minerva, OH, area who are interested in learning more about full arch dental implants can work with the team at Dowell Dental Group to find out if implants are right for them.
Dental implants can support a full range of dental restorations, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures, so they are suitable for people with any degree of tooth loss. However, to be an ideal candidate for dental implants treatment, patients must be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and be free of health conditions that could interfere with dental implant recovery. They also must have good oral health and sufficient bone density beneath the area of tooth loss.
Bone density is important because the jaw needs to be able to support the implants, and also fuse with the implants as tissues heal. This process, which is called osseointegration, is essential for the ultimate success of dental implant treatment. If patients lack bone density and are still interested in implant treatment, they can have a bone graft placed to strengthen the treatment site.
For small areas of tooth loss, dental implants are usually placed at a one to one ratio, meaning one dental implant replaces one tooth, two dental implants replace two teeth, and so on. If a patient has an entire arch of missing teeth it can be intimidating to think of how many dental implants that would require. Fortunately, we strategically place dental implants at an angle near the back of the mouth, where bone density tends to be greater. With this technique, we are able to replace an entire arch of missing teeth with just six dental implants.
At Dowell Dental Group, dental implant treatment takes place in six stages, all of which occur onsite.
Dental implants are highly recommended for individuals who have suffered from tooth loss. In addition to rebuilding the smile, dental implants:
If you have experienced tooth loss, dental implants can restore the strength, health, and beauty of your smile. To learn more about this revolutionary dental treatment, send us a message online, or call (330) 754-3430 to schedule an appointment at Dowell Dental Group.