Written by: on May 27, 2015 @ 11:46 am

senAre you fully edentulous? If so, that means all your teeth are missing. It is not healthy for you to remain that way if you are. Chewing is the first step in your digestive procedure, and if you can’t chew a variety of healthy foods, your health will eventually decline. There are several treatment options when you are missing teeth including dentures, overdentures, removable-implant-anchored dentures, and implants. Another option is the full arch replacement. If you’re wondering what a full arch replacement is, check out our blog below.

Full Arch Replacement

A full arch replacement is a fixed bridge anchored on dental implants. Before dental implants, dentures were the only solution for a fully edentulous arch. Dentures are secured with suction and dental adhesive. They can shift and move and as your jaw bone shrinks due to the lack of embedded tooth roots, the dentures no longer fit. Implants offer a permanent and stable solution.


The procedure for a full arch replacement includes:

  • Installing five titanium implant posts that osseointegrate with the jaw bone replacing the tooth roots. A temporary bridge is placed while waiting for the permanent one to be fabricated.
  • When the permanent bridge is ready, it takes several visits to attach it to the implants.

It often takes eight to ten visits to have a fixed bridge installed.  However, a fixed bridge is a long-term solution that requires very little maintenance and restores your chewing ability, your smile, and your oral health.

Advantages of a Fixed Bridge

Fixed dental bridges come with several advantages such as they:

  • Prevent an aging and/or collapsed facial appearance
  • Improve your speech
  • Provide more stability and comfort than traditional dentures
  • Restore your ability to chew a variety of healthy foods
  • Restore your smile
  • Improve your self-confidence


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

Catogories: Patient Testimonials, Restorative Dentistry

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