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Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Ryan Clagett

No matter how many teeth you have lost, you may be able to regain your smile. Through full arch restoration, our team can replace entire rows of teeth, allowing you to enjoy full oral form and function. Full arch restoration works with just a small number of dental implants, strategically placed to support a dental prosthesis.

A common question we hear from our patients at Derby City Dental Specialists is how many implants are necessary to restore a smile. All patients are different, and we tailor our procedures to a patient’s needs. As such, there is not a set number, but rather a range of common outcomes.

How Many Implants Are Used in Full Arch Restoration?

During your initial consultation, your doctor will examine your teeth and jaw, recommend a treatment plan, and provide you with an estimate of how many dental implants will be needed.

For many patients, as few as four dental implants per arch are required to support the full arch restoration and keep it a permanent part of the smile. It is also common for patients to need six implants per arch instead. These extra implants are used to promote security and durability, providing dental restoration that can last for the long term. Before placing additional implants, your dentist will likely recommend a preparatory procedure like a bone graft, which can enhance the probability of long-term implant success.

Explore Full Arch Restoration in Louisville, KY

Whether it takes a standard four implants or more, full arch restoration can provide you with a second chance at a full, healthy smile. We invite you to connect with Derby City Dental Specialists to learn more about getting full arch restoration.

Who Are We?

Derby City Dental Specialists strives to provide the latest best practices and advanced techniques for placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease while aligning care with each patient’s specific needs and goals in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

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What Problem Do We Solve for Our Patients?

Through implant dentistry and diverse gum treatments, we can replace missing teeth, stop the spread of gum disease, and create a healthier, stronger, natural-looking smile. Smile makeovers can correct imperfections and improve overall comfort and confidence.

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How We Solve These Problems for Our Patients

Dr. Clagett consults with each patient to understand their concerns and goals, then develops a customized treatment plan to achieve desired results. His extensive training in the field enables him to deliver innovative care.

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