Implant Placement – Once Dr. Acree creates your implant plan and any required pre-operative surgeries (such as tooth extraction) are complete, you’ll come into our office for implant placement. Dr. Acree will create an opening in your jaw and gum tissue, then place a series of 4-6 implants in the upper, lower arch, or both arches. These implants will hold and support your implant-supported dentures.
Healing & Osseointegration – We will provide you with a temporary set of implant-supported dentures to wear while your implants heal. After the initial healing process, it will take around 3-6 months for your implants to permanently bond with your jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. During this time, you’ll come in for regular follow-ups at our Modesto dental office to ensure that your mouth is healing properly, and to track your progress.
Implant Restoration – While you recover from your surgery, we’ll take impressions of your gums and implants during your follow-up appointments. We’ll use this information to build your permanent implant-supported dentures, and ensure that they look and feel completely natural. Once your mouth is fully healed, you’ll come into our office for your final appointment, and Dr. Acree will attach your implant-supported dentures to restore your smile.
Compared to traditional dentures, full-arch implants have a number of advantages. First, they will never shift or move, which makes them look and feel more natural, and ensures you can eat any food you want.
Implant-supported dentures also help strengthen your jaw bone and prevent bone resorption, which is a common side effect of tooth loss. Bone resorption can alter the shape of your face and weaken your jaw. But with dental implants, your jaw will remain healthy and strong.
If you are missing multiple teeth or you are looking for a smile restoration option that offers more stability than traditional dentures, full-arch implants may be right for you! With the unique advantages of this revolutionary treatment, you will have a confident, complete smile again. Benefits of full-arch implants include:
Since full-arch implants are firmly anchored to your jaw bone, they will never shift or move while you eat, chew, or speak. This means you can eat whatever you wish without worrying about the awkward, embarrassing feeling of moving dentures.
Dental implants last 30+ years with proper care. While implants may be a more costly restorative option up-front, their longevity makes them the best option over time. Traditional dentures will need to be realigned and remade every 7-10 years, but implants will often last for the rest of a patient’s life.
Our Modesto team will provide you with a custom-fitted set of implant dentures that are made of the highest-quality materials. With Dr. Acree’s skillful care and attention to detail, you can trust that your smile will look and feel completely natural after treatment.