Upland Dental
Aesthetics & Orthodontics

Multi-Specialist Office

Full Arch Replacement

ALL TEETH MISSING

Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution

Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.

  • Lets you eat and function like having natural teeth
  • A solid, stable solution that will serve you for life
  • Preserves your facial appearance and prevents bone loss 

Treatment:
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8-10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.

COURSE OF TREATMENT

INSTALLING THE FIXED BRIDGE– STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

1: Before the procedure

The dentist determines what needs to be done and prepares both himself and the patient for the coming treatment procedure.

2: Installing the implants

The first step is installing dental implants to replace the lost tooth roots. In this case, five implants are used. Temporary teeth are attached that enable you to eat and function like normal while waiting for the permanent bridge to be installed.

3: Attaching the bridge

The final bridge is securely installed on top of the implants. With a full jaw replacement like this, it normally takes 2-3 visits to have the bridge completely attached.

4: End result

Your new teeth should be hard to tell from natural – both for you and others. People who have had traditional dentures before getting a fixed bridge often describe this as an overwhelming and very positive experience.

ALTERNATIVES TO A FIXED BRIDGE

An alternative to a fixed bridge is a removable overdenture, which is anchored on implants. The old fashioned denture has many disadvantages and should be avoided if possible.

Removable, implant anchored overdenture

A removable full denture that is connected to either a ball or bar attachment, which in turn is anchored on two or more implants in the front part of the jaw.

The implants help keep the denture in place and provide better function and comfort. Cost is usually the reason why this solution is chosen over a fixed bridge – although the end result can’t be compared.

Removable full denture

A denture that is loosely placed on top of the gum to cover the lost teeth. This alternative has no real advantages – except for its low price and easy installation.

The disadvantages are many: discomfort in eating, poor esthetics, affected speech, and sore gums from denture movement. Moreover, a full denture placed in the upper jaw severely reduces the sense of taste.

What our customers say about us:

Upland Dental Aesthetics & Orthodontics
4.5
Based on 14 reviews
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Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
22:53 03 Jun 20
I am satisfied with the treatment of Upland Dental Aesthetics & Orthodontics,s staff. Dr G is very professional and knowledgeable.
Fannie Millar
Fannie Millar
07:07 06 Mar 20
Great patient care! It was my first time for Zoom whitening.They treated me with exceptional care. They also explained some of the side effects (such... as transient sensitivity which I am now feeling as I write this review) and what to avoid. Love my new smile! Highly recommend (:read more
Howard P
Howard P
23:43 24 Jul 19
My experience with Dr. G and his staff was incredible. The truth is who wants to go the dentist? No one ...but I must say I was very impressed with... Dr. G, he made my visit a great experience. They are nice and great at what they do. Their location is also very convenient. I have referred several members of my family and friend and they have all been so happy with their experience.read more
Chantal Vargas
Chantal Vargas
22:25 25 May 19
Dr. Gewaid, is very nice dentist he will explain ur treatment very well, takes his times on the procedures for the work to come out the correct way,... if you are looking for a dentist to go to, i mostly recommend to go to Dr. Gewaid's office.read more
Jackie Reseigne
Jackie Reseigne
18:56 16 Apr 18
Dr. G and his staff are very welcoming, friendly and professional. They were able to get us a same day appt to fix my daughter's chipped tooth in... time for her 8th grade grad pics. It was our first visit and the cost was reasonable, we'll be back. 😊read more
Zahira Garcia-Pivaral
Zahira Garcia-Pivaral
21:21 21 Mar 17
I took both my kids to this place and loved it. My kids were treated great. The staff was very friendly and understanding. Dr. Few aid was patient... with all questions and did a great work explaining to my kids what they were getting done. I am definitely coming back to this place for my daughter's braces and for my husband and myself as well. Great place!read more
Linn Reynolds
Linn Reynolds
21:45 13 Mar 13
I am so happy that I found Upland Dental Group. I had been struggling trying to find a dentist that had a pleasant staff, caring and professional... dentists and an all-around good place to come for exceptional dental work. I have found the staff at Upland Dental to be very caring, accommodating and diligent in making every experience a good one. Going to the dentist has always been something that I would put off for as long as I could, but at Upland Dental I appreciate the way that everything is explained and each procedure is performed in the most comfortable way possible. And the results have been amazing. Thank you all for taking good care of me!!read more
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