If you have lost most or all teeth in your lower, upper, or both arches, Dr. Wayne Sutton installs full-arch dental implants to restore function and aesthetics to your smile. While the function of full-mouth dental implants is unquestionable, how long do they last? Since dental implants aren’t cheap, inquiring about their longevity is a realistic expectation.
If you have questions about full-mouth dental implants, including their lifespan, Sonoma Smiles is the perfect place to seek answers. With numerous successful installations in Rohnert Park, California, and its surrounding areas, we have the expertise to address all your dental implant concerns.
Our dentists won’t replace every lost tooth with a single implant if you have lost all or most of your teeth. We install 4-6 implants in your mouth and restore your teeth with a fixed restoration. While most dentists restore your teeth with acrylic dentures, we use zirconia Prettau bridges for a more durable and natural-looking outcome.
The procedure for full arch dental implants is similar to single dental implants. After evaluating your bone health, we surgically implant 4-6 implants in your mouth, typically near the rear and front of your mouth. Then, we attach a temporary restoration to allow you to use your smile as the implants heal.
During healing, your implants fuse with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement teeth. After your dental implants fully integrate with the jawbone, we replace the temporary restoration with a permanent zirconia bridge. Our full-mouth implant-based restorations don’t just replace your teeth. We want to closely match the feeling and function of your real teeth to make your teeth replacements feel natural.
The implants themselves are engineered to be a lifelong solution. However, the restoration has an expiry date. Conventional acrylic dentures last for about ten years before they are due for replacement. However, regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits can extend your implant dentures’ lifespan to about 15 years.
But what about our zirconia implant bridges? These are created to last for life! Zirconia is one of the hardest, biocompatible materials available in dentistry. When attached to your dental implants, we expect them to stay put for many, many years.
And that’s not all. Zirconia dentures don’t stain, chip, or crack like their acrylic counterparts. So, zirconia bridges not only close your mouth gaps — they give you a long-lasting, healthy smile. Additionally, zirconia can be colored and glazed to closely resemble your natural teeth, making it a popular choice among patients seeking a natural-looking restoration.
Conveniently located in Rohnert Park, CA, Sonoma Smiles offers consultations to those interested in implant-based restorations. Our team will discuss the benefits of full-mouth dental implants, cost, longevity, and more. If you’ve multiple missing teeth or are frustrated with conventional dentures, please call (707) 868-0666 to schedule an appointment.
A renowned cosmetic dentist in Sonoma County, Dr. Sutton has over 20 years of experience and maintains a standard of excellence at his implant center using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton received his postgraduate at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and his doctorate and three years of experience as a clinical instructor from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997, where he was the only one to receive the “Clinical Excellence Award”. He also studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group and earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.
Today, Dr. Sutton takes over 4 times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.