Guide to Full Arch Dental Implants

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Guide to Full Arch Dental Implants London

If you are in need of dental implants in Blackheath, London, you have come to the right place. At Artisan Implants, we pride in providing Londoners with the best accessory— a beautiful smile.

Replacing missing teeth is important to keep your remaining teeth, gums and jawbone in optimal health. A face without teeth can easily lose its shape as well as start to look aged extremely quickly. Full arch implants help retain your face’s natural shape and structure, this can monumentally improve your confidence and make you look your best.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants restore your smile by replacing failing or missing teeth. A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a tooth root, that is usually made of titanium. A dental implant typically has an internal screw thread, which allows abutments to be screwed in. Once fitted, the abutment can support a crown, bridge or a denture, depending upon the requirement of each individual patient. Our implant surgeons at the Blackheath practice will help you decide if you are suitable for dental implants.

What are Full Arch Dental Implants?

For patients that have multiple missing or failing teeth, in one or both arches, full arch dental implant restorations can be a solution to restore your smile. These type of implant restorations are very popular and can permanently replace an entire arch of teeth, whether that’s upper or lower, or both.

At Artisan Implants, you can trust us for an affordable, convenient, and high quality full arch dental implant restoration solutions. Full mouth implants can make use of four to six implant screws per upper and lower jaws. The implants are placed surgically followed by either a temporary denture being worn for the integration phase or temporary fixed teeth attached to the implants on the same day. These temporary teeth are then replaced with permanent fixed teeth after three to six months.

Full arch dental implants are also commonly referred to as “same day teeth” because you are able to have failing teeth removed, dental implants placed and temporary set of teeth fixed to the implants all in one day. You walk in in the morning with missing or failing teeth and walk out in the afternoon with fixed natural looking teeth all in the same day.

Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants

  • Replace dentures that have become loose
  • Maintain bone structure after tooth loss
  • The implants function and feel like natural teeth
  • Improve your smile’s appearance and thus, your overall look and confidence
  • Improve speaking and chewing
  • Preserve the health of your jawbones and gums
  • Have a high success rate
  • Full arch implants at our Blackheath practice offer a long-term, permanent solution

When Do I Need Dental Implants?

Use the following criteria to determine if you are a good candidate for full arch implants:

  • You have missing or failing teeth
  • Your dentures have become loose
  • Your face appears to be sunken in
  • You are tired of keeping up with your dentures or you can’t wear them because they cause you to gag or are a source of social embarrassment
  • You feel insecure about your smile
  • You have problems chewing your food


How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Fortunately implant failure is not a common problem. Success rates are around 90% to 95% depending upon the bone quality over a long term 15-year observation duration. This is much higher than the success rate of any other dental prosthetic restoration.

Like natural teeth, whether you have a single implant restoration or a full mouth dental implant restoration, they require maintenance and repair periodically.

When you practice good oral hygiene after receiving your full arch dental implants, they should outlast teeth retained restorations. They require regular tooth brushing, flossing and visits to Dental Hygienist for long-term maintenance.

Is Dental Implant Treatment Painful?

During the procedure, the dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the nerves that surround the area that you are receiving the dental implant. This should ensure that the process is pain-free, you may feel pressure at times during the procedure, but this pressure should not cause any discomfort.

Can I Get a Full Mouth of Dental Implants in Both Jaws?

Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth, including all missing teeth in both jaws. They can support either fixed bridges or removable denture restorations. They act independent of the adjacent teeth and hence preclude the need for the presence of healthy teeth to provide fixed restoration.

Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures?

Full arch implants do have advantages over conventional dentures. They look and feel like natural teeth and they are designed to be long-lasting. Dental implants are also more comfortable and stable than dentures, which allows patients to bite and chew more naturally.

Full arch dental implants or single tooth implant, integrate with your jawbone. This integration helps keep the bone intact. On the other hand, denture wear cause excessive pressure on the bone, leading to progressive bone loss. Due to this bone loss, over the years, dentures can make it extremely hard to eat certain foods. These problems are not associated with full arch implants.

If you are ready to get your London full arch dental implants and transform your smile, contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the most beautiful smile in Blackheath!