Full-Arch Dental Implants
The Dental Implant Center @ Portland Smile Design
Are you tired of dealing with the discomfort and inconvenience of missing teeth? At Portland Smile Design, we understand the impact that tooth loss can have on your daily life and self-esteem. That’s why we offer a comprehensive solution to restore your smile and improve your oral health: full-arch dental implants in Portland, Oregon.
At our state-of-the-art dental practice, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled and experienced dental professionals who specialize in full-arch dental implants. Our team is committed to providing exceptional care and delivering outstanding results, led by Dr. Nathan Dustin, and Dr. Dillon Moya.
What Are Full-Arch Dental Implants?
Full-arch dental implants, also known as full-mouth dental implants, are a revolutionary solution for patients with multiple missing teeth or requiring full-mouth reconstruction. This advanced treatment involves placing a series of dental implants to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth.
Unlike traditional dentures that sit on the gums or rely on adhesive creams, full-arch dental implants provide a secure and permanent solution. They offer improved stability, function, and aesthetics by anchoring the dentures to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone. This stability means you can enjoy the freedom to eat your favorite foods, speak confidently, and smile without worrying about your teeth slipping or moving.
What are the Benefits of Full-Arch Dental Implants?
Choosing full-arch dental implants at Portland Smile Design offers numerous advantages:
You can regain nearly 100% of your natural biting and chewing capacity with implant-supported dentures. This capacity allows you to enjoy a varied and balanced diet, including previously off-limits foods.
Full-arch dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Our skilled dental team will customize your prosthetic teeth' color, shape, and size to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile that suits your unique facial features.
Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and preserving the integrity of your facial structure. Unlike traditional dentures, full-arch dental implants also eliminate the need for clasps or adhesives, reducing the risk of gum irritation and infection.
Full-arch dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. This durability makes them a cost-effective long-term solution compared to traditional dentures that require regular adjustments and replacements.
The Full-Arch Dental Implant Process
At Portland Smile Design, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the full-arch dental implant process. Our skilled dentists utilize the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results. Our unique process involves the following steps:
A Thoughtful Consultation: This is the time for our patients to tell us their dental story and for us to listen. Together we learn the most desired outcome and discuss what is possible using models and photographs.
Comprehensive Examination: Our team will conduct a thorough oral examination, including digital X-rays and 3D scans, to assess your oral health and determine your eligibility for full-arch dental implants. We discuss your medical history and current medications.
Treatment Planning: Our experienced dentists together with our dental laboratory partners will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals based on the examination results. This plan will outline the number of implants required, the timeline, and any additional procedures, such as tooth extractions or bone grafting. The implant placement and postion is pre-planned on the computer.
Dental Implant Placement: The next step involves surgically placing the dental implants into your jawbone. Our skilled dentists will ensure your comfort throughout the procedure by using local anesthesia and if needed, sedation options. The surgery is guided from the planning for maximum accuracy. You go home with our special post operative healing kit that helps to speed your recovery.
Healing and Osseointegration: Following the implant placement, a healing period of several months is required to allow the implants to fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. The implants we use are treated immediately before placement with a special UV radiation that enhances integration. We will provide temporary teeth to maintain your smile and functionality during this time.
Final Restoration: Once the implants have fully integrated with the jawbone, our team will fabricate and attach the custom-designed, permanent prosthetic arch to the implants. The teeth are made from beautiful life-like ceramic. The prosthetic teeth are carefully crafted to provide optimal aesthetics and function.
Full-Arch Dental Implants in Portland and Vancouver
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from living your life to the fullest. With full-arch dental implants at Portland Smile Design, you can restore your smile, improve your oral health, and regain the confidence to face the world with a beautiful, functional set of teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists and take the first step towards a brighter future.