To fully understand this remarkable technique for replacing teeth, you should first understand what a dental implant is. An implant is a small titanium screw that fits inside your jawbone and replaces the root-part of a missing tooth. Minor surgery is required to insert the implants. Once the implant is in place, a crown is attached to give you a highly realistic-looking and functional prosthetic tooth. Here’s where it gets really interesting: You do not need a dental implant for each and every one of your missing teeth. All you need is four precisely placed implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. That’s the beauty of the full arch. And because the implant is made of titanium, it has the unique ability to fuse to living bone and function as part of it. So eventually, the dental implant becomes part of the jawbone and serves as a strong, long-lasting foundation for your new teeth. By combining the precise technology of the full mouth procedure with the expertise of our implant teams, The Denture Clinic has developed a way to give most patients a new smile in one day. The all-inclusive approach at The Denture Clinic works for people who are missing a majority of their teeth: Your team of denturist, surgeon, lab technician and equipment are all in one patient-centered facility, you leave our center with a natural looking, fully functioning set of teeth—all in one day. After your day at The Denture Clinic, your new smile will look and feel great, but it’s only temporary. You see, it takes dental implants some time to heal and fuse to your jawbone. Once that happens, you’ll come back in and your team will replace your temporary teeth with a permanent, customized smile designed just for you.