Have you added dental implant procedures like full arch implant prothesis to your practice already? If not, then you are missing out on a revolutionary treatment that not only offers a permanent solution to your patients' dental problems, but a great new revenue stream as well.
The Benefits of Fabricating Full Arch Implants
Fabricating Full Arch Implants
Dental implants come in all sorts of styles and can be crafted from many different materials, but full-arch dental implants are a particularly worthwhile addition to your practice. Fabricating full-arch dental implant prostheses can be handled in-house or you can partner with a qualified dental lab – either way means more implant cases for you!
1. Material is Everything
Full-arch implant prostheses have been documented as having high success rates, and it all comes down to their composition and construction.
Nowadays, a full-arch implant prosthesis is created from an amalgamation of materials, usually in the form of an alloy-acrylic or metal alloy composites. While you can make use of acrylic-based prostheses, these tend to wear down or break more easily than their metal-alloy counterparts, as well as attract unwelcome stains or odors. We recommend examining the pros and cons of acrylic vs. composites like zirconia to determine a cost-effective solution for your practice.
2. Fixed Dentures & "All-On" Solutions
Once you decide on a prosthesis material, research full-arch implant options available to you and your patients.
Fixed dentures are a commonly produced variant of full-arch prostheses, also referred to as an “All-On-X” prosthesis. This is likely the option that is most familiar to your patients and it offers them a great deal of peace of mind in terms of the cost and convenience associated with dental implants. The repair cost of many of these prostheses is substantially lower than a set of individual implant crowns. Repairs can also be easily handled right at your practice with basic repair resin, eliminating the need for any drawn-out visits for your patients.
3. Multiple Implant-Supported Bridges
As opposed to traditional full-arch implant solutions (which only require a few fixed implants to act as anchors for the final prosthesis), these implant-supported bridges require a more precise placement of implants. The procedure is remarkably similar to crown or bridge placements and may simplify the transition towards more in-depth implant protocols into your practice. Due to the specific placements of the implants, your patient’s final full-arch implant prosthesis will look more natural and won’t require replacement of the entire arch in the event of any damages.
No matter which dental implant option(s) you offer your patients, you can rest assured that they present many benefits to your practice.
If you’re looking to grow your practice and expand your caseload, consider fabricating the full-arch implant prosthesis!
Successfully Add Full-Arch Restorations to your Dental Practice!
If you are finding more of your patients are in need of dental implants, from single implants to a full-arch restoration, consider becoming a practice in The Teeth Tomorrow Preferred Provider Network. The network focuses on delivering a screw-retained, full-arch Prettau® Zirconia bridge (backed by multiple peer-reviewed studies) as a final product.