Full arch implant-supported fixed dentures

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures Overview

One of the most common solutions to missing teeth are implant-supported fixed dentures, which are replacements for full tooth loss. These allow a person to bite and chew. For a person with no teeth, dentures enable the person to smile with a full set of teeth. Full arch implant-supported fixed dentures are made of zirconia or porcelain crowns secured onto permanent dental implants in your gums.

Who is this for
  • People who have partially or fully missing teeth
  • Patients with badly broken down or decayed teeth
  • Patients with compromised teeth due to gum disease
  • Individuals with enough bone density or who can undergo a bone grafting procedure
Treatment abroad
  • Number of trips: 2 visits are required.
  • Minimum stay: First visit 2-3 Days, Second visit 5-7 days
Treatment process
  • Your implant and temporary placement will take 2-3 hours in average.
  • Several month-long healing process.
  • Placing permanent dentures to comlete your smile average 3 hours.
  • You may require additional time if you need bone grafting.
  • Short-term: one week for implant site and gums to heal
  • Long-term: healing time after implant session takes 3 months

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures Cost

Denture Type
Recovery Time
Price

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures

Per Jaw (6 Implants)

* Dentures are included in prices.

3 Months

€2550

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures

Per Jaw (8 Implants)

* Dentures are included in prices.

3 Months

€3100

Denture Cost

Denture Type
Price

Removable Dentures

Per Jaw

€350

Implant Retained Overdenture

Per Jaw (4 Implants)

€2200

Implant Retained Overdenture

Per Jaw (2 Implants)

€1400

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures Process

What are full arch implant-supported fixed dentures?

Fixed full-arch implant-supported bridges use six to eight prosthetic implants to retain the most natural appearance of teeth. This prosthesis are not removable and made of porcelain or zirconia material.

Benefits of Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures

Main benefits of full arch implant bridges:

  • A fixed, stable & secure solution
  • A long lasting solution, often for life
  • No more loose dentures, especially in the lower jaw, improved quality of life
  • Full arch dental implant bridges are the only fixed alternative in situations where no teeth are present for anchoring.
  • A full arch fixed implant bridge is the closest to natural teeth and over time will just feel like natural teeth. They will provide you the comfort and natural look like a full set of natural teeth.

How does full arch implant-supported fixed denture work?

It takes a few steps to create a new smile with full arch implant-supported fixed dentures. Here's a breakdown:

  1. Initial consultation and X-Ray or CT scan. The dentist will assess the overall condition of your mouth and jaw and take a X-rays or CT scan. If you decide that full arch implant-supported fixed dentures are right for you, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth. These will then be sent to the lab for the creation of customised prostheses - the jaw and tooth sections or bridges that will be attached to the implants.
  2. Anaesthesia and extraction (if needed). When you attend the surgery to have your implants fitted, the dentist will give you an anaesthetic so that the entire process is painless. If teeth need to be extracted, this can normally be done at the same time. Your mouth is then thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and damaged tissue.
  3. Implant placement. Two holes are drilled at the front of the jaw and two at the rear. Your implants are then placed at a 30 to 45-degree angle and any holes are stitched with soluble thread that dissolves in a couple of weeks. Either the same day or the next day, your new teeth will be attached to the implants. When fitted, all joins are hidden behind the lip and are virtually undetectable.
  4. Affix permanent dentures. Your dentist may prefer to fit you with temporary dentures. This is to reduce bruising and to ensure that less pressure is put on your dentures as they heal. Once your mouth is fully healed, the dentist will affix your permanent dentures.

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Aftercare

What is the aftercare for full arch implant-supported fixed denture procedure?

Swelling can be managed by applying ice packs to the surgical site. This needs to be done continuously for at least the first 36 hours.

Bleeding is common after an endosseous implant aka dental implant procedure. If it is in excess, you can place a sterile gauze piece in between your teeth for about 30 minutes. If the bleeding doesn't stop, you will have to consult your doctor.

Aftercare pain medication and antibiotics need to be taken as per your doctor's after care instructions.

Keep all physical activity including strenuous exercise to a minimum, as this can increase bleeding.

Dentures and prosthesis that a patient has been putting in the mouth since before the implants were in place, need to be avoided for at least 10 days post surgery. Using the dentures can lead to application of pressure on the new implants, before they have completely healed.

What is the diet for full arch implant-supported fixed denture procedure?

Opt for liquids and pureed food for the first few days after your procedure.

Over the next few weeks, transition to solid food. It is advisable not to skip any meals.

Avoid food that is really hot, as it will take a few days for the sensation in your tongue to return.

Oral hygiene needs to be maintained after the procedure. This includes brushing and rinsing at least twice a day.

Full Arch Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures FAQ

Who are the ideal candidates for full arch implant-supported fixed denture treatment?

In the event that all your teeth are missing, possibly due to several issues regarding your oral health such as bone loss, periodontal disease, or tooth decay - complete dentures are ideal.

Do full arch implant-supported fixed denture hurt?

You can expect some discomfort after the procedure, but it should be minimal. If you have serious discomfort, however, you should re-visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Is it difficult to eat with new dentures?

Eating with new dentures may require a little practice and may even be slightly uncomfortable in the initial weeks. To minimise such discomfort, the patient should initially consume only soft foods. Also, s/he should avoid chewing gum and using a toothpick. Hard and sticky foods also pose a threat to the dentures.

Potential risks and side effects

  • Success rate is up to 98%
  • The success rate for a dental implant is 95% in about 50 years of use.
  • Cases of failure are rare. These mostly happen because of allergy from the metal used in the implant.

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