Implants for a full arch
Implants can support a full arch restoration for people who are missing all their teeth in a jaw. This treatment is life changing as it provides the best replacement for natural teeth, restoring functionality as well as appearance.
Before we consider a patient for a full arch restoration, we take CT scans to assess your jaw density. Bone tissue can degrade for a number of reasons and if you don’t have sufficient density, we can provide bone grafting to give the implants enough support.
We also use the CT scans to locate optimum sites for the implants. How many implants you will need depends on your individual case, however it is possible to have four implants supporting the bottom arch and six implants on the top.
Once you have had your implants placed, you will need to take time to heal before having your custom-made arch fitted. We provide a temporary bridge or denture for you to wear in the meantime to protect your implants while they heal. How long the healing process takes depends on the complexity of the treatment. If the procedure needs bone grafting, it will take a minimum of 6 – 12 months.
Same day smiles
It’s possible to provide a full arch restoration on the same day as your implant treatment. Known as ‘Teeth-in-a day’ or ‘Same-day-smiles’, these lab-crafted teeth can be placed on four implants.
“‘Last year I was introduced to The Gallery Dental Surgery. I was a very, very, nervous patient having had a very bad experience some years ago. I was so nervous that I had attempted, and failed, to visit 3 dental surgeries over the last 4 years, leaving in a panic before even seeing a dentist.
I then found Dr Balaji. My initial visit to The Gallery was a whole new experience for me.
I was treated with understanding and kindness by everyone and have never looked back.
Last year I had extensive implant and bone reconstruction surgery and I am truly delighted with the result.
Dr Balaji is an amazing dentist and I cannot thank him and his team enough”