Frequently Asked Questions

Are full-arch dental implants safe?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 26% of adults in the United States have untreated tooth decay. Depending on the extent of the decay and overall damage to your mouth, you may need to consider dental implants to once again enjoy a full range of motion. However, before any medical procedure, including the placement of full-arch dental implants, it’s important to learn more about any possible complications or potential side effects. 

In the case of dental implant surgery, the risk is extremely low, which is one of the reasons it has become so popular. A long-term, aesthetically appealing solution, a full-arch dental implant consists of a full row of natural-looking teeth anchored to the jaw. Unlike dentures, crowns or bridges, dental implants are a permanent fix to your dental issues. 

What are the risks involved with full-arch implants?

The doctors at Esteem Dental Implants take immense pride in offering low-risk dental implant procedures to all of our patients. To ensure the procedure remains low risk while providing the results you want, start the process by scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors to determine if full-arch dental implants are right for you. You and your doctor will review your medical history after a comprehensive dental exam that may require X-rays or 3D images. 

If an Esteem Dental Implants doctor determines you’re a good candidate for full-arch implants, we’ll schedule your procedure and begin the process of developing a customized bridge based on a 3D model of your teeth. While working with one of our highly reputable practices, the best way to avoid any complications is by following the care instructions provided prior to, during and following the implant procedure. Your doctor will create a customized treatment plan for you to ensure stunning results. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, the risks associated with full-arch dental implants include: 

  • Infection at the surgery site 
  • Injury to the surrounding areas 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sinus problems 

Fortunately, most post-procedure issues that may arise are easily treated, but the majority of patients avoid these issues by following the personalized treatment plans provided by their doctors. Throughout the entire process of placing a full-arch dental implant, Esteem dental practitioners pay close attention to your progress and adjust as needed to keep you happy, healthy and comfortable while creating a picture-perfect smile for you. 

What are the benefits of full-arch dental implants?

When we follow-up with our patients, we’re always thrilled to hear how much they’re enjoying the many benefits of full-arch dental implants. The lists of positive changes to their lives that they share with us are reason enough to pursue your options for full-arch dental implants. 

  • Improved self-esteem: Too many people hide their smiles because they’re uncomfortable showing off their teeth. These individuals often feel pressure to minimize how much they speak with others, so people don’t catch a glimpse of their teeth. If your teeth or smile make you feel self-conscious, a full-arch dental implant supported bridge can help you. Once placed, you won’t be able to stop smiling or talking about how much you love your new dental implant. 
  • Better oral health: Part of the process of placing a new full-arch dental implant includes getting your mouth healthy. Your doctor may need to remove decaying teeth and perform other procedures to ensure proper installation of your implant. All this dental work will vastly improve your overall oral health. After receiving your new dental implant, you’ll be more inclined to brush and floss regularly to keep your new teeth looking their absolute best. 
  • Increased usability: With dental implants that look and feel like natural, healthy teeth, you can once again feel comfortable doing a variety of things. For example, most patients who come to us can no longer eat hard or crunchy foods. With full-arch dental implants though, these patients can once again enjoy their favorite everyday foods. From long conversations to full meals, a full-arch dental implant increases the ease of use for your mouth and teeth. 

Find an Esteem doctor near you

How long have you been self-conscious about your teeth? Do you spend every day avoiding foods or drinks you love because of sensitivity or discomfort in your mouth? You don’t need to live with teeth that make things harder for you. Instead, smile brightly with a full-arch Esteem Dental Implant. 

We’ve certified a nationwide network of accomplished, trustworthy doctors to perform our state-of-the-art dental implant procedure. With doctors across the United States, find an Esteem office near you and schedule a consultation to learn more about creating the smile you’ve always wanted.