Stuart J. Froum, DDS
Periodontists & Dental Implants Specialists located in Midtown, New York, NY
If you’re missing a full row, or all, of your teeth, then full-arch dental implants may be right for you. At his office in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, expert dental implantologist Stuart J. Froum, DDS, offers full-arch implants for patients with several missing teeth, who want to restore the beauty and function of their smiles. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for full-arch dental implants, call Stuart J. Froum, DDS, or schedule an appointment online today.
Full Arch Implants Q & A
What are full-arch implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Froum surgically inserts directly into your jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. They can replace one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in your mouth.
Full-arch implants replace all the teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, using strategically placed implants. Also called an implant-supported bridge or denture, full-arch implants use approximately four implants to provide stability for your new dental bridge or denture.
What are the benefits of full-arch implants?
When compared with tooth replacement alternatives, full-arch implants provide a number of benefits for patients with missing teeth, including:
Dental implants are fixed to your jaw, so they can’t move or shift in your mouth like partial dentures or conventional dentures.
Because dental implants screw directly into your jaw, they help your replacement teeth look and function exactly like your natural teeth.
Full-arch dental implants are better for your oral health than traditional bridges because they don’t require Dr. Froum to reduce any of your neighboring teeth to hold them in place.
Full-arch implants typically require only about four strategically placed implants in each arch to function properly, so they may cost less than other options.
If you’re considering partial dentures or a fixed bridge to replace missing teeth, you may suffer bone resorption. Because dental implants function exactly like your natural tooth roots, they keep your tooth-supporting bone healthy and strong.
How are full-arch implants placed?
Before placing your implants, Dr. Froum uses X-ray scans and additional dental technology to determine if you have enough healthy jawbone to support implants. If you don’t, he can perform a bone graft to add healthy bone to your jaw before the implant surgery.
When you come in for your implant surgery, Dr. Froum administers anesthesia before making small incisions in your gums to surgically insert the strategically placed implants. How many implants he places depends on your individualized treatment plan.
It takes approximately 6-12 weeks before your mouth fully heals, at which time Dr. Froum takes impressions of your mouth to create your new replacement teeth. At your final appointment, he connects the replacement teeth to your implants to restore the beauty and function of your smile.
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth, call Stuart J. Froum, DDS, or book an appointment online.