What Is A Full Arch Denture?
A full denture is a dental prosthesis designed to replace all of teeth on either the upper or lower arch—or both arches. Full dentures require support from your gums and jaw bone and may require the use of a special adhesive to help lock the denture into place
Full Arch Dentures
A full denture is a removable tooth replacement option for those who need all their teeth replaced. Dentures can be crafted to provide the characteristics (tooth shape and color) the patient desires. Advances have been made in the materials used for dentures and in the way they are designed. If you already have dentures (partial denture or full denture) you may be experiencing a loose fit or denture movement. This can lead to gum sores, can affect your chewing and your speech, and decrease your confidence when speaking and/or laughing with others. We can help restore your dentures to the correct fit.
Why A Full Arch Denture?
Generally, a full arch denture is planned for patients who have multiple non-restorable teeth or teeth that are compromised by gum disease. If you are in need of replacing an entire arch of teeth, a full arch denture is going to be the most affordable tooth-replacement option. Additionally, not having any teeth causes mild to severe physical changes in your face, mouth, and lips. A full arch denture can restore some biting and chewing ability and bring back a more attractive appearance.
How Much Do Full Arch Dentures Cost?
Generally speaking, full dentures are affordable and can cost less than a single dental implant that only replaces one tooth. However, dental implants have many benefits and the better quality of life is something worth learning about.
The actual cost of a full arch (upper or lower) denture depends on your specific needs and materials used. The best way to receive an accurate quote on a full arch denture is to request an appointment online or call us at (406) 541-2886 to come in to be evaluated. All it takes is a single visit to determine the best treatment for you.better quality of life is something worth learning about.
Denture (bone) Resorption
After extraction of the teeth and wearing full dentures, the shape of the jaw bones start to change. It is possible in 6 months to lose about 40% of your jawbone structure.
If you have worn a denture for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn’t fit like it did years ago is that you don’t have the same jawbone structure to support it.
If you wear a partial denture, be aware that you will have the same problem with bone loss.
Once the jaw bone structure is lost it becomes much more difficult to have a well-fitting denture. When teeth are lost, a dental implant is a good choice to help stop bone loss.
This type of denture is made to be placed in the mouth immediately when you have all your natural teeth extracted. This allows you to leave the clinic without the embarrassment of having no teeth while the gums heal from the extractions. The denture is made to conform to your mouth based on impressions the dentist makes while you still have your natural teeth.
After the initial surgery to remove your natural teeth, the gums tend to swell from the surgery and you will not want to remove your immediate denture for extended periods until your dentist has instructed you to. If the immediate denture is left out too long it may not go back in easily.
Your gums will change drastically over the next few months and it is possible that the dentures will rub against the gums causing some soreness until the denture is adjusted. Most patients will require a soft liner placed in their denture within the first few months due to the gums shrinking from the extraction of teeth.