Wedgewood Dental

Full-Arch Dental Implants

Full-Arch Dental Implants

Full-arch dental implants are a transformative solution for individuals who miss most or all of their teeth in one or both dental arches. Unlike traditional removable dentures, full-arch dental implants provide a permanent and stable foundation for fixed prosthetic teeth, enhancing oral function, aesthetics, and overall quality of life. By replacing an entire arch of missing teeth with just a few strategically placed implants, this innovative treatment restores chewing ability, speech clarity, and confidence while preserving jawbone health and facial structure. Full-arch dental implants offer a long-term solution that closely mimics natural teeth' look, feel, and function, empowering individuals to smile, eat, and speak comfortably and confidently. 

The Procedure of Full-Arch Dental Implants 

Preparation Phase 

  • The patient meets with the dentist at Wedgewood Dental to discuss treatment options, assess oral health, and determine candidacy for dental implants. 
  • Dental X-rays, CT scans, and impressions of the teeth and jaws are taken to evaluate bone density, gum health, and overall oral structure. 
  • Based on the examination results, a customized treatment plan outlines the number of implants needed, the type, and the proposed surgical approach. 

Surgical Phase 

  • Local anesthesia or sedation is administered to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure. 
  • Any remaining damaged or decayed teeth in the arch are extracted to make room for the implants. 
  • Using a surgical guide fabricated based on the treatment plan, dental implants are precisely placed into the jawbone at predetermined locations and angles. 
  • In cases of insufficient bone volume to support implants, bone grafting may be performed to augment the jawbone's structure. 
  • Temporary healing abutments may be attached to the implants to facilitate healing and shape the gum tissue. 
  • A temporary full-arch prosthesis may be attached to the implants immediately after surgery to restore function and aesthetics while the implants integrate with the bone. 

Healing and Integration Phase 

  • Over the next few months, the implants fuse with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, providing a stable foundation for the final prosthesis. 
  • Regular follow-up appointments by are scheduled to monitor the healing process, ensure proper oral hygiene, and address any concerns or complications. 

Final Prosthesis Placement 

  • Once osseointegration is complete, impressions of the dental implants and surrounding tissues are taken to fabricate the final prosthesis. 
  • The final full-arch prosthesis, typically made of high-quality dental materials such as porcelain or acrylic, is custom-designed to fit the patient's mouth and mimic the appearance of natural teeth. 
  • The final prosthesis is securely attached to the dental implants, restoring complete function, aesthetics, and confidence in the patient's smile. 
  • Fine-tuning adjustments may be made to ensure proper bite alignment and occlusion. 
  • Patients are given instructions on caring for their new prosthesis, including proper oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups. 

Follow-up and Maintenance 

  • Patients are advised to schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain oral health and monitor the condition of their implants and prostheses. 
  • With good oral hygiene habits and regular professional care, dental implants and prostheses can last many years, providing a durable and natural-looking solution for tooth loss. 

The Benefits of Full-Arch Dental Implants 

Improved Aesthetics 

Full-arch dental implants provide a natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring the appearance of a full and healthy smile. The final prosthesis is customized to match the shape, color, and alignment of the patient's natural teeth, enhancing facial aesthetics and boosting confidence. 

Enhanced Functionality 

Unlike traditional dentures, which can slip or shift while eating or speaking, full-arch dental implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, providing stability and durability. This allows patients to confidently eat a wider variety of foods and speak clearly without worrying about their prosthesis moving out of place. 

Preservation of Jawbone 

Dental implants stimulate the jawbone through osseointegration, helping to prevent bone loss and preserve the natural structure of the jaw. This maintains facial contours and prevents a sunken appearance and supports overall oral health and function. Contact us today! 

Long-Term Durability 

With proper care and maintenance, full-arch dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective solution for tooth replacement. Unlike traditional dentures, which may need to be replaced or relined periodically, dental implants offer a permanent and reliable option for restoring oral function. 

Improved Oral Health 

Dental implants do not require alterations to adjacent teeth, as is often necessary with dental bridges. This helps to preserve the integrity of healthy teeth and gums, reducing the risk of decay, infection, and other oral health issues in the long term. 

Convenience and Comfort 

Full-arch dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives or removal for cleaning, making them a convenient and hassle-free solution for tooth replacement. Patients can care for their implants like natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings. 

Enhanced Quality of Life 

Full-arch dental implants can significantly improve the overall quality of life for individuals who have experienced tooth loss or dental issues by restoring oral function, aesthetics, and self-confidence. Patients can enjoy a more diverse diet, confidently speak and smile, and experience improved social and professional interactions. 

Full-arch dental implants offer a comprehensive solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring oral health and function, providing numerous benefits for patients seeking a permanent and reliable solution for tooth replacement. Visit Wedgewood Dental at 713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla, MO 65401, or 1116 S. Main Street, Salem, MO 65560, to explore the life-changing benefits of full-arch dental implants. Say goodbye to missing teeth and hello to a restored, natural-looking smile that lasts a lifetime. You can schedule an appointment online or call us at (573) 368-7325 or (573) 729-7701.


713 Salem Avenue Suite A, Rolla MO 65401

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TUE Closed

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Phone: (573) 368-7325


1116 S. Main Street, Salem MO 65560

Office Hours

MON Closed

TUE 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

WED - THU Closed

FRI 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Phone: (573) 729-7701