Full-arch dental implants from Oakbrook Dental are the best alternative to traditional dentures, and allow you to permanently restore all of your missing teeth.
Lasts 30+ Years
Never Shifts Or Moves
Full-arch dental implants are superior to traditional dentures in every way. If you have recently lost most of your natural teeth and are thinking about your options for restoring your smile, or you’ve been wearing traditional dentures for several years and are ready for a change, full-arch implants offer a variety of appealing benefits.
With full-arch implants, the implants act as artificial tooth “roots,” stimulating your jaw and keeping it healthy. You won’t have to worry about changes to your appearance, since your implants will keep your jaw stable and strong.
Even the best traditional dentures can shift and slip slightly, even if they’re secured with denture adhesive. This won’t happen with full-arch implants, since they are secured to implants that are permanently implanted into your gums and jaw tissue.
Dental implants typically last at least 30 years after being placed, and most patients are able to keep their implants for the rest of their lives.
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First, you will need to be approved as a candidate for full-arch implants. If your mouth is healthy, your jaw is strong, and you’re a non-smoker, you’re likely a good candidate for this treatment at Oakbrook Dental.
To begin, your implants will need to be surgically placed in your mouth. Dr. Major or Dr. Patel will clean the treatment area and numb your mouth. Sedation also is available at our office for your comfort. Then, an opening will be created in your gum and jaw tissue, based on your treatment plan. A titanium implant will be placed in this opening, which will be disinfected then sutured shut to heal. This process will be repeated 4-6 times for the upper, lower, or both arches of the teeth.
Once your implants have been placed, you will get a set of temporary dentures, which will be worn over your implants while you heal. It will take about 2-3 weeks to heal from the initial process, but up to 6 months for the implants to bond with your jaw bone.
During this healing process, you’ll come in for several follow-up appointments. Dr. Patel or Dr. Major will check to make sure your mouth is healing properly, and begin working with a dental lab to build your permanent full-arch dentures.
When your mouth is fully healed, you’ll come back to our office for your final appointment, and you’ll get your permanent set of dentures, as well as any additional instructions you may need to care for your new smile.
Full-arch implants use a set of 4-6 dental implants, which are rods of titanium that are surgically placed into the gum and jaw tissue, acting as artificial tooth roots. After they heal, these implants are used to hold a set of permanent or removable implant-supported dentures.
Full-arch dentures clip directly onto these implants and are locked in place securely, and are built from high-quality materials for a natural appearance. They do not move or shift, making it easier for you to chew, eat, and speak with confidence.
The process of getting full-arch implants at Oakbrook Dental doesn’t hurt. We use minimally-invasive techniques and modern dental tools to streamline surgery, and we also provide numbing and sedation to keep you feeling safe and comfortable throughout the entire treatment process.
However, while your surgery will not cause any pain or discomfort, you will start to experience some pain after your procedure as your numbing and sedation begin to wear off. This is normal. Pain and discomfort may persist or get worse for about 2-3 days. After this, your pain and discomfort should decrease.
Dr. Patel or Dr. Major will provide you with a set of instructions on how to reduce your pain and discomfort, such as taking over-the-counter pain medication or icing your mouth to numb the area. In some cases, you may also get a prescription for pain medication. If you do, fill the prescription right away and take it as directed.
After your surgery, you will need to maintain a diet of mostly soft foods. This is because the temporary bridges attached to your full-arch implants will not be as stable or as strong as your permanent bridge will be. It takes up to 5-6 months for your dental implants to fully bond with your jaw bone.
Until this process, known as “osseointegration” is complete, you need to take steps to avoid putting too much pressure and strain on the implants, and this includes eating a diet consisting mainly of soft foods. If you eat hard and crunchy foods, you may put too much strain on the implants before they’re healed. This can cause them to fail.
For the first 1-2 weeks after your procedure, you should eat a diet of very soft foods and liquids, like smoothies, yogurt, pudding, jello, applesauce, thin or broth-based soups, and other such foods.
As you heal and recover, you will be able to add more foods to your diet, such as rice and pasta, soft bread, and more. However, you should still avoid eating hard, crunchy, and tough foods until your mouth has healed completely, and your permanent dental bridges have been attached to your dental implants.
It will only take about 1-2 weeks for initial healing to take place. After this time, your mouth will feel mostly normal, and you won’t be experiencing any bleeding, pain, or discomfort. However, this does not mean the healing process is over.
Though your mouth may feel normal after just a few weeks, it takes up to 6 months for your metal implants to fully heal and bond to your jaw bone. Until this process is done, your full-arch implants have not completely “healed.”
During the recovery process, you will come into Oakbrook Dental for periodic visits with Dr. Reema Patel and Dr. Major. They will examine your mouth, take x-rays, and assess your progress frequently to ensure you’re recovering and healing properly.