Full Arch Dental Implants An Overview
A removable denture has been the traditional tooth replacement option for edentulous patients, or those missing a full arch of teeth. Although dentures have benefited from advances made in both materials, adhesives and treatment planning technique, many patients will experience problems with comfort, fit and function over time.
Northern Virginia implant dentist Dr. Datta Malyavantham offers comprehensive care for tooth replacement and a full range of dental implant services for replacing a full arch or full mouth of missing teeth. An active member of professional organizations for implant dentistry, he works with patients on an individual basis to help them achieve a new smile that is healthy, comfortable and stable, allowing them to enjoy lasting oral health and the best possible quality of life.
Dental implants enable Dr. Datta to provide a permanent, secure new smile that can last a lifetime and support your overall dental health. Key benefits for patients when using dental implants to secure a denture include:
- Reduced bone loss in the jaw: implants also replace the lost tooth root, stabilizing bone in the jaw and minimizing changes in the shape of the jaw and fit of the bite.
- Minimized irritation of the gums and soft tissues: a stable denture will not rub against the gums, often causing discomfort and increasing the risk of periodontal disease.
- No dietary restrictions: a permanent solution for missing teeth, implant dentures allow patients to enjoy the foods they enjoy and chew with confidence.
- Normal speech: patients using implant supported dentures enjoy a 95% success rate, partly due to the ability to speak with confidence.
The staff, dental hygienists, and doctors are friendly, thorough, and professional. The office has a relaxed spa-like setting and a view of a pond from the dentist chairs.Lauren
Dr. Datta is a fantastic dentist. as a networking engineer I am always fascinated by the technology that he uses and appreciate the fact that he stays current and is always improving his skills. He is out of network for…Robert
Professional, welcoming, and modern dentistry. Was pointed to Dr. Shaw by a friend of mine and I couldn't be happier with the service. An excellent experience overall, highly recommend it.Nate
Full Arch Dental Implants What to Expect
Dr. Datta will meet with you to evaluate your dental health, discuss your personal goals and any health concerns you may have before making treatment recommendations. There is a range of techniques for placing implants and securing your new denture. Dr. Datta will work with you to choose a procedure that is best suited to your oral health condition and long term goals.
To place an implant denture, there will be two treatment phases. The first step is to surgically place the titanium post(s) in the jaw bone, followed by a healing period of several months. Dr. Datta uses advanced 3-D scanning technology for precise treatment planning, predictable results and the best possible patient experience.
The number of implants placed will depend upon the treatment plan and whether you are securing a denture or replacing each lost tooth with a single dental implant. In most cases, a temporary denture will be placed to enable you to get used to the feel of your new smile and to allow the gums to adjust in shape before taking impressions for the final restoration.
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