When all teeth are missing or in a condition that all teeth need to be replaced, there are several types of full arch implant reconstructions options:
- Full jaw implant bridges anchored to dental implants
- Implant-supported dentures
- All-on-4 and All-on-6
- Zygomatic Implants
A full fixed bridges anchored to dental implants is an ideal and permanent solution for edentulous jaw. It is stable and provides high esthetics. It feels similar to having a new set of teeth again. Full implant bridges is however relatively costly and will need good bone condition for placement in each area.
Implant supported dentures provides for a more economical full jaw replacement solution. Implants allow you to wear full dentures (overdentures) without worrying that they will slip or fall out. The implants posts support and retain the dentures in place. This also means that the base of the denture can be made much smaller and made more comfortable. For overdentures, implants with screws placed in the jaw. They serve as attachments for a metal bar, a ball or a locator which snaps and locks the removable denture.
All-on-4/ All-on-6 and zygoma implants are immediate function and graftless solution implants. The implant concept tilts posterior implants to maximum jaw bone volume on the anterior area. Where there is insufficient bone, long zygomatic implants may be placed to hold a fixed hybrid denture in place.