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Full Arch Dental Implants

Full arch dental implant treatment replaces a complete set of teeth. Yet at Shine Dental Care, we know this procedure means so much more. Life-changing and liberating, it enables our patients to smile and laugh with confidence and eat whatever they like. We take a lot of pride in patients’ positive reactions and have carried out many successful full arch dental implant treatments.

Traditionally, there were no fixed solutions for people who had lost all of their teeth and dentures were the only option. Dentures become looser and less uncomfortable over time as gums and jawbone recede due to the lack of tooth root. They can also affect speech and make eating chewy or crunchy foods more difficult.

Dental implants have revolutionised treatment for those with no teeth as they provide a long-term solution that’s stable enough to look, feel and work like the real thing. They replace the missing tooth root and are designed to fuse with the jawbone. As they integrate with the bone, they last for many years and can even be cleaned like natural teeth.

Immediate full arch loading (IFAL) or teeth-in-a-day treatment

Replacing a complete set of teeth can take up to 12 months which is why we also provide ‘teeth-in-a-day’ or immediate full arch loading (IFAL). This advanced treatment is meticulously planned and uses 4 to 6 tooth implants to which temporary bridges are placed. We will then carefully craft permanent bridges while the tooth implants heal. Results are incredibly natural with no visible signs that you ever had missing teeth.

Prices are based on your individual needs and will be provided after your initial consultation. Our prices are clear and transparent, you’ll know exactly what to expect and when. We also provide a range of payment options to help spread the costs. Read more here.

A brief guide to the immediate full arch loading (IFAL) procedure

Our treatment plans are tailored to each of our patients, but the following guidelines give a general idea of procedure sequence and schedule:

Planning

To help ensure the very best results for our patients, each case needs to be carefully planned. This is particularly true for IFAL treatment. The following will be carried out:

  • A CBCT bone scan and radiographs (X-rays) to fully assess supporting bone structure
  • Diagnostic wax-up, study models and surgical guide for further assessment and to help us show you the final result we’re hoping to achieve
  • Photography for treatment assessment, planning and recording
Preparing the implant sites

If there are any remaining teeth, they will be extracted and allowed to heal for a period of 8 to 12 weeks before treatment goes ahead.

It may also be beneficial to perform a socket preservation procedure. This involves placing a bone substitute material into the socket to create as much bone as possible in which to place the implant.

Treatment day

Replacing a complete set of teeth in a day is an advanced procedure that requires a considerable amount of time in the clinic. We’ll talk this through in detail during your consultation.

  • Morning – any remaining teeth are extracted under local anaesthetic before the implants are placed. We’ll take impressions of the tooth implants at this point.
  • 2 to 3 hours later – our dental technician will make your temporary bridges before we carry out a trial fit.
  • Late afternoon – after any necessary refinements and adjustments have been made, your temporary bridges will be fitted and you’re free to go with a complete set of teeth!
  • After 6 months – we’ll remove the temporary bridges before taking new impressions and making your final bridges.
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The benefits of dental implants

  • They look and feel like real teeth
  • They can replace a complete set of teeth in a single day
  • They boost your confidence – laugh, smile, eat with no worries at all
  • Eating is easier and speech is improved
  • Implants integrate into your jawbone so they last a long time
  • There are no special cleaning solutions – simply brush and floss
  • Dental implants have no impact on existing teeth
  • They help to preserve your jawbone

See the results

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Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire
Shine Dental Care Nottinghamshire

Frequently Asked Questions

About full arch dental implants at Shine Dental Care, Mansfield

  1. What is a dental implant?

    A dental implant consists of an artificial tooth root and man-made replacement tooth. The root is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone so that artificial teeth or bridges can be affixed to it.

    They can replace single or multiple teeth (and even a full set of teeth).

  2. Will I be suitable for dental implants?

    At Shine Dental Care, we fully assess your needs and listen to your concerns to offer all possible treatment options. We’re also very honest about what to expect and potential results. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis or are a smoker, dental implants may not be right for you. We’ll talk this through in detail during your consultation.

    Immediate full arch loading (IFAL) or teeth-in-a-day treatment is a highly advanced procedure that needs to be carefully planned. Not everyone is suitable for this treatment – we’ll advise on this during your consultation.

  3. How long does the treatment take?

    Although treatment can be potentially carried out in day, this isn’t always possible. If you are suitable for IFAL, there may be other factors, which prolong the course of treatment such as extracting any remaining teeth and strengthening the jawbone.

  4. Is the surgery painful?

    The implant procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout.

  5. How long do dental implants last?

    Dental implants can last for many years (even a lifetime) if you care for them properly. They are a genuine long-term solution to missing teeth.

  6. How do I care for dental implants?

    Brush twice a day and floss once a day as you would your natural teeth. It’s also essential to attend all follow-up, check-up and hygiene appointments.

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