Creating A More Beautiful Smile

What To Know About Full Arch Dental Implants

Dental implants are often considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement options. Dental implants can prevent bone loss and are excellent if you have missing one or a few teeth. However, a mouth full of single dental implants may not be an option if you have a lot of tooth loss. Full-arch dental implants may be an excellent option if you have lost most of your teeth. Here's what you should know. 

How They Work

The first thing you will want to know about full-arch dental implants is how they work. This option marries dental implants with dentures. With full-arch dental implants, four to six dental implants are used to support dentures. You can replace the top, bottom, or both arches. If you have any remaining teeth, they will be removed before the implants are inserted. These implant-supported dentures are more stable than traditional dentures. This option is also less expensive than a full mouth of dental implants. Full arch implants also help strengthen the jawbone.

How Much They Cost

While full arch dental implants are less costly than a mouth full of individual implants, they are pricier than traditional dentures. On average, you will pay between $12,000 and $25,000 per jaw for this tooth replacement option. While they are not cheap, they are less expensive than the $40,000 a full mouth of dental implants would cost. Where you live, the materials used for your implants, and whether your insurance covers any portion of your treatment will impact your bottom line. While this tooth replacement option is expensive, many find it is well worth the cost.

Whether They Will Work For You

Another thing to know about full-arch dental implants is whether they will work for your tooth replacement needs. You will likely be a good candidate if you have multiple missing teeth and are in good overall health. You will also need sufficient jawbone and gum tissue to support the implants. If you have tried other tooth replacement options, such as dentures and bridges, and want something more stable, full-arch implants are an excellent option.

There are a few things to know about full-arch dental implants. First, you should familiarize yourself with how this procedure works. Second, this tooth replacement option is expensive, so think about the cost before committing. Finally, make sure this implant procedure is right for your needs. 

For more information on full-arch dental implants, contact a professional near you.