A Full-Arch Improvement to Your Smile
Missing multiple teeth along your upper or lower jaw can be quite damaging to your oral health as well as your well-being. At Joe Thomas Dentistry, we work to ensure our patients walk away with a completely restored, fully-functioning smile using our dental implant solutions.
When you visit our Vero Beach office for your consultation, Dr. Thomas will examine your oral health and discuss your options. If you’re seeking a replacement for an entire arch, he will suggest two different treatments– full-arch implant-supported bridges or overdentures.
Both restorations offer greater stability than traditional dentures as they’re securely fastened with your jawbone to provide adequate support. With a full-arch implant bridge or overdenture, they’ll provide you with a natural-looking smile that simple requires substantial oral hygiene and regular dental checkups to last up to a lifetime.
Are Implant Bridges Different Than Overdentures?
When patients are looking for a full-arch restoration, Dr. Joe Thomas may suggest different treatments depending on your case. Depending on where you need your restoration–if it’s in the upper or lower jaw– both implant-supported bridges and overdentures use two to eight implants to integrate with your jawbone.
The major difference between the restoration treatments is that overdentures are removable. A full-arch implant-bridge is completely fixed to your jaw and you won’t ever have to detach it at night.
Luckily, both treatment options offer similar benefits as they protect your overall oral health and enhance your appearance.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Bridges
Although known as a common tooth replacement option for many, dentures don’t offer the same benefits that a full-arch implant bridge does. For example, dentures aren’t attached to your jawbone and don’t act like a tooth root, so your jaw is very likely to lose bone density. A full-arch will help stimulate your jawbone and protect it from further bone resorption.
Other benefits of this long-lasting restorative treatment include:
- Speak more clearly
- No restrictions on what you can eat
- A more comfortable, customized fit
- No slipping when eating or speaking
- Promotes healthy jawbone growth
Schedule Your Full-Arch Appointment Today
Once you’ve decided to invest in an attractive, effective tooth restoration treatment after discussing your options with Dr. Thomas, it’s time to get started. To schedule your full-arch implant-supported bridge surgery, call our Vero Beach, FL office today. After your treatment is complete, you won’t be able to wait any longer to show off your new beautiful smile.