There are several different options when it comes to full-arch implant tooth replacement...
Patients will need anywhere from 2 to 4 implants to secure their overdentures. If you decide that this is the best option for you, Dr. Hanlon will be with you from start to finish — from placing the necessary dental implants to delivery of the final prosthesis. Overdentures are a game-changer for those struggling with denture mobility.
*Overdentures are the most affordable of the full-arch implant options and, since they can be removed, they are also the easiest to clean.
"All-On-4", "All-On-X", "Hybrid Denture" or "Teeth In A Day"
*The "All-On-X" or "Hybrid" is an excellent option for those who do not want to remove their teeth and are willing to take the additional time necessary to clean underneath of the prosthesis.
Crown & Bridge (Over Dental Implants)
This is the "Rolls Royce" when it comes to full-arch implant options.
Crowns and bridges over dental implants are very similar to crowns and bridges over natural teeth. Like the "All-On-X" or "Hybrid", this option is also constructed from very strong porcelain materials. It is also "fixed", so it is only removable by the dentist, however, it does NOT need to come out during routine cleaning since it is fairly easy to maintain. Both the overdenture and the "All-On-X" or "Hybrid" are one solid prosthesis, however crown and bridge over dental implants will be broken into (typically) 3 segments; 1 bridge in the back right, 1 in the front and 1 in the back left.
*This is the most ideal full-arch implant option, however, it is also the most pricey.