Missing a full arch of teeth not only affects your appearance but also compromises essential functions like speaking and chewing. At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, our experienced team recognizes the broader impact of tooth loss on your well-being.
Under the expertise of Dr. Abdullah Sayed, our Birmingham-based implant dentist, we specialize in full arch replacements for patients in northern and western Detroit, MI. With our advanced solutions, you’ll regain a natural-looking smile that functions just like real teeth. Curious to learn more? Contact us at (248) 838-1143 and take the first step towards reclaiming your confidence.
Implant-supported dentures, or full arch replacements, consist of a custom-made denture attached to dental implants for enhanced stability and retention. Instead of relying on suction or adhesives, the denture is fastened to abutments on the implants using either a screw or bar attachment. This provides a level of comfort, fit, and functionality that traditional dentures simply cannot match.
Implant-supported dentures have become one of the most preferred tooth replacement options. They provide patients with a variety of restorative benefits, including:
Your journey toward full arch replacements begins with an initial consultation with Dr. Sayed. During this visit, he assesses the condition of your gums, teeth, and jawbone through a comprehensive dental examination, including X-rays and impressions. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have, such as how to prepare for the implant procedure. Once Dr. Sayed determines full arch replacements are suitable for you, he crafts a personalized treatment plan.
At your second appointment, we’ll start the treatment process. We’ll start by placing four to six dental implants into your jawbone, where they’ll bond together through a gradual, natural process known as osseointegration. You’ll leave our office with a temporary denture set while you heal for three to six months. This is to allow a sufficient amount of time for your implants to fuse with your jawbone.
After the healing period, you’ll return for the final appointment. Dr. Sayed attaches abutments to the implants, connecting them to your customized denture piece. Ensuring a perfect fit, we then securely affix the dentures in place, allowing you to leave our Birmingham office with your stunning new smile.
Following full arch replacement, proper maintenance is essential for long-term success. The key steps include:
By adhering to these simple guidelines, patients can effectively maintain their implant-supported dentures’ health and longevity.
The cost of implant-supported dentures varies depending on each patient’s unique needs and requirements. In general, it ranges from $25,000 to $35,000 per arch. Most dental insurance plans don’t cover implant procedures, but some may contribute to the cost of the dentures themselves. Check with your provider for specifics.
At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we offer a financing option with CareCredit. This third-party financing company provides low-interest and interest-free financing options to help patients pay for out-of-pocket dental expenses.
During your biannual checkup, your implant dentist will professionally clean and inspect your dentures to ensure they are in optimal condition. They will also advise you on when a replacement may be necessary.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues with your restoration, contact your implant provider’s office to schedule an appointment. They will examine the dentures and determine the next step.
Dr. Sayed and our exceptional dental team have the solutions to the missing teeth you’re looking for. If you need a full arch replacement in the Birmingham area and Birmingham’s surrounding areas, such as Royal Oak, Rochester Hills, Sterling Heights, and Dearborn, we’ve got you covered.
To learn more about implant-supported dentures and if they’re the best fit for your unique situation, contact our Birmingham office by calling (248) 838-1143 or our Canton office at (734) 589-0609 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sayed. You can also fill out our online contact form, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.