Restoring your smile with full-arch implants can be a life-changing decision. But what exactly are full-arch implants? They are a comprehensive dental solution for replacing an entire arch of missing teeth.
The full-arch implant is an invasive method where teeth of titanium or zirconia are fused with your jaw bone. This has transformed the lives of many and for those with severe tooth loss, this method is the only way to bring back their confidence to smile.
Dr. Stuart Lutton is considered one of the top dentists in the UK regarding full-arch implants. He was the first person to introduce Zirconia-based implants in the country, and his Teeth Forever Bridge is considered one of the best solutions to reconstruct lost smiles.
Today, Dr. Lutton will take us through the procedure of a full-arch implant based on his practice at the New Life Teeth Clinic. So, if you’ve been considering this transformative procedure, understanding the six-step process can help you navigate the path to a confident and complete smile.
Let’s investigate how a full-arch implant is conducted through Dr. Lutton’s lens.
Step 1: Initial Consultation
The journey begins with an initial consultation. A dental team assesses your oral health and discusses your smile goals. X-rays and a CT bone density scan are taken, providing a detailed map of your mouth. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that you are a suitable candidate for dental implants.
Step 2: Review Plan
With the results, your dentist crafts a personalized treatment plan. It addresses your dental needs and aligns with your aspirations for a renewed smile. The dentist explains their recommendations so you understand the process. Additionally, finance options may be discussed to make it more accessible.
Step 3: In-Depth Planning
Utilizing cutting-edge virtual guides, your dentist meticulously plans the placement of your dental implants. Computerized imaging ensures precision, guaranteeing that the implants will be positioned exactly where they need to be for optimal results.
Step 4: Implant Placement
With a green light from your dentist that has ensured that you are dentally fit, you’re ready for the implant placement. This typically involves local anesthesia, but clinics may offer various sedation options.
Step 5: Time to Heal
Post-implantation, patience becomes paramount. Giving the bone and gum around the implant time to heal is crucial. This period, lasting three to six months, allows the implant to integrate seamlessly with the bone, providing a sturdy foundation for your new dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Step 6: Final Placement
Once the implant has settled, it’s time to restore your smile. Your dentist takes impressions of the implant’s position about your other teeth, ensuring a seamless blend. The carefully crafted crown, bridge, or denture is then fixed securely to the dental implant, completing your journey to a renewed and confident smile.
Each step of the full-arch implant process is carefully designed to ensure both the success of the procedure and your satisfaction with the results.
If you’ve been looking for a transformation for your smile, the full-arch implant process could be the key to unlocking a brighter, more confident you. You can also book a free initial consultation with New Life Teeth Clinic here.