Multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth can pose numerous aesthetic and functional difficulties. A full arch of failing or absent teeth not only cause self-consciousness and embarrassment, but can lead to a decline in health, the loss of jaw bone, and increased difficulty eating and speaking. Patients with multiple missing teeth may already notice that their cheeks and lips appear to be sinking inward. While dentures do an adequate job of restoring some aesthetics and function, they do not compare to the permanency and natural beauty of full arch dental implants.
Solutions, such as All-on-4® dental implants and implant supported dentures, not only restore a full arch of missing teeth, but also help to replace lost bone structure and fill out the cheeks, directly and positively influencing the outward appearance of the face. With full arch dental implants, not only will the aesthetics of your smile be fully restored, but you will be able to eat, speak, and laugh with a renewed sense of confidence in your smile!
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New Teeth the Day of Surgery
Our prosthetic-driven full arch dental implant process begins in our Digital Smile Design Studio. Here, we start with the outward appearance and work inward, focusing on where new teeth must be positioned to balance harmoniously with the facial structure. This starting point is deliberate and effective, helping us and you visualize the end result digitally and with a physical mock-up you can try on. Once we have created the most ideal smile for your face, we place the necessary number of dental implants into your jaw bone with a custom guide to ensure accuracy in the final result. If you have severe jaw bone loss in your upper jaw, Dr. Sohl may recommend Zygoma dental implants, which are anchored in your cheekbones, either separately or combined with traditional implants to secure a prosthesis. After surgery is complete, we are oftentimes able to secure a temporary prosthesis onto the dental implants, which you will wear until your final restoration is complete. You will be able to leave our office on the day of surgery with a set of brand new teeth!
Fusing Experience and Technology
Dr. Michael Sohl has over 30 years of experience placing and restoring dental implants, and has worked closely with some of the most prominent doctors in dentistry, including world-renowned prosthodontist, Dr. Thomas J. Balshi, who trademarked the Teeth in a Day® protocol. In addition, he holds Diamond Partner status with Nobel Biocare and Master Status from Rosenthal’s Aesthetic Advantage. Our restoration solutions using dental implants must always be two things: aesthetically-driven and for the long-term. For this reason, we invest in the latest technology dentistry offers today, from Cone Beam CT scanners to guided implant placement and digital smile design. When used together, this technology creates a drastic improvement in patient experiences, predictability in treatment planning, and increased surgical precision and accuracy. This is all geared toward providing restorations with the highest possible aesthetic outcomes and the greatest level of function, comfort, and longevity.
All-on-4® Dental Implants
All-on-4® dental implants, as the name suggests, uses only four dental implants placed strategically in the jaw bone where most bone volume is present. Ideal for patients with bone loss due to missing teeth, All-on-4 dental implants provides patients with the stability of a full-arch prosthesis that functions like natural teeth, looks aesthetic, and feels authentic.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures improve stability and strength by securing dentures or a full-arch prosthesis to ball-retained or bar-retained dental implants. Eliminating the need for messy pastes and discomfort of dentures, this solution provides greater support, better aesthetics, and improved biting and chewing power.
Before and After Photos
All-on-4® Dental Implants Case 1
All-on-4® Dental Implants Case 2