Full Arch Dental Implants in Tampa, FL

According to Colgate, some common problems with wearing traditional dentures are difficulty eating, trouble speaking, slippage, and cleaning issues. If you are exploring options for replacing a full arch of teeth, you are likely troubled by the limitations of dentures. While they are widely used, they are not an ideal tooth replacement approach. At Tampa Bay Mini Dental Implants, Dr. Cabrera offers full arch dental implants as a superior alternative to traditional dentures.

Full arch dental implants use about 6-10 mini dental implants to secure a dental restoration like a snap-on denture or zirconia roundhouse bridge. These implants are secured in the jawbone to firmly anchor the appliance. Unlike single-tooth replacement approaches, full arch implants provide a stable foundation for an entire set of teeth, offering a more efficient and cost-effective solution for severe tooth loss.

When Are Full Arch Dental Implants Used?

Full arch mini dental implants are a comprehensive solution for replacing all the teeth in an upper or lower arch. You may benefit from this solution if:

  • You are missing all your teeth in the upper or lower arch or both
  • You need to have all the teeth in the arch extracted due to gum disease, decay, or another factor
  • You have some teeth remaining, but they are damaged and cannot be saved
  • You have traditional full dentures and want a more stable tooth replacement solution

This approach is an alternative to both traditional dentures and implant-retained dentures that rely on conventional dental implants.

Why Does Dr. Cabrera Use Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants have many advantages over traditional dental implants, making them Dr. Cabrera’s preferred choice for her patients seeking high-quality tooth replacement. Benefits include:

  • Less invasive: Traditional implants require multi-step surgical placement due to their size and design. This prolongs the treatment timeline as the treatment area must heal between each step. On the other hand, mini dental implants can be placed in the jawbone in a single minimally invasive procedure, significantly reducing discomfort, recovery time, and treatment duration.
  • Cost-effective: Mini dental implants dramatically reduce costs, often cutting expenses in half. This cost reduction gives patients a more affordable option for replacing missing teeth.
  • Quick result: The mini implant procedure is remarkably efficient. In just minutes, Dr. Cabrera can screw the implants into your jawbone. Owing to Dr. Cabrera’s expertise, placing full arch dental implants often takes just one visit. Plus, mini implants are immediately stable, allowing Dr. Cabrera to connect a restoration immediately.
  • Easy maintenance: Mini dental implants are easy to care for and maintain. Their smaller size and less invasive placement result in a quicker healing process, reducing the likelihood of complications. Routine oral hygiene practices are essential for all implants. However, the streamlined design of mini dental implants contributes to simpler maintenance. For traditional multi-piece implants, bacteria can accumulate between the components. Because mini implants are just a single post, there is a lower risk of bacterial issues. This makes mini implants convenient for those seeking efficient tooth replacement with easier ongoing care.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Dr. Cabrera believes that virtually everyone can be a good candidate for full arch dental implants. Since mini dental implants are so small, they are suitable for individuals who have experienced bone loss. Unlike traditional implants, mini implants typically do not require any bone grafting to build up the jaw. This is especially important for individuals who may not be able to endure a grafting procedure, such as those with certain medical conditions or health constraints. Eliminating the need for bone grafts reduces the overall complexity of the treatment, resulting in a quicker and more straightforward procedure.


Full arch mini dental implants are a versatile and accessible solution for a wide range of patients seeking efficient and reliable tooth restoration. At your free consultation, Dr. Cabrera will determine if full arch dental implants are the best treatment option for you.

Types of Restorations for Full Arch Dental Implants

If full arch dental implants are right for you, Dr. Cabrera will explain the artificial teeth options that can connect to your implants. These different restorations have unique benefits, and the solution that you choose will depend on your preferences and budget.

Snap-On Overdentures

Offering a convenient transition to implant dentures, snap-on overdentures look similar to traditional dentures but use less acrylic material. 4-8 mini implants support these removable implant dentures. The number of implants needed will depend on the arch being restored and your unique oral structure. While snap-on dentures are not quite as long-lasting as our other models, they can be a good choice for individuals with ill-fitting existing dentures.

Semi-Removable Roundhouse Bridge

A hybrid denture, the semi-removable roundhouse dental bridge sits securely on 6-10 mini implants, offering increased stability. Termed All-on-6 or Fix-on-Six®, this solution allows Dr. Cabrera to remove the artificial teeth for professional cleaning. As a result, this system represents a balance between stability and ease of maintenance. Plus, because the roundhouse bridges we use are made from durable zirconia, you can expect your new teeth to last for many years.

Non-Removable Roundhouse Bridge

Known as fixed or permanent dentures, this option closely replicates the natural look, feel, and function of teeth. Anchored by 10-12 mini implants, the zirconia roundhouse bridge is cemented in place. This pinnacle of stability, functionality, and aesthetics is the most durable option, capable of lasting a lifetime with proper maintenance. This cemented solution is ideal for those seeking a permanent, natural feel for their full-arch dental restoration.

The Procedure for Full Arch Dental Implants

Getting a full arch of mini dental implants significantly improves your ability to eat, talk, and smile without fear of dentures coming loose. And, because our system uses mini dental implants instead of traditional ones, you can expect the procedure to be quick and easy. Before placing the mini implants, Dr. Cabrera will apply a local anesthetic to numb your gums. While the procedure is very gentle, Dr. Cabrera prioritizes patient comfort throughout the process. She will use a custom-made guide to precisely place your implants, working with your unique jaw structure. The implants are inserted directly through the gums into the jawbone. After screwing in the implants and checking their stability, Dr. Cabrera can mount the restoration, giving you back a functional smile.

How Much Pain Should I Expect?

Not much at all. While full arch dental implants completely transform your mouth, the procedure itself isn’t painful. This is thanks to the local anesthesia that keeps you numb and the minimally invasive nature of the placement technique. Post-procedure, you may experience mild discomfort that can be managed with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

What Can I Eat With Full Arch Dental Implants?

There are no dietary limitations, even post-procedure. With mini implants, you can eat right away as long as you are comfortable. Traditional implants don’t have this benefit: due to post-procedure soreness, patients need to be mindful of their food choices as they recover.

Despite their size, mini dental implants allow you to eat all your favorite foods whenever you want them. With mini implants and our durable restoration options, you’ll regain the chewing forces you knew before tooth loss impacted your life.

Get Full Mouth Mini Implants in Tampa Bay

Full arch mini dental implants are an accessible, high-quality solution for significant tooth loss. They offer a swift and minimally invasive path to comprehensive tooth restoration. With the added benefits of reduced discomfort, quicker recovery, and enhanced cost-effectiveness, mini implants provide a reliable alternative to traditional approaches.

Dr. Cabrera’s commitment to inclusive dental care ensures that virtually everyone can benefit from the advantages of full arch mini dental implants, making the journey towards a renewed and stable smile a feasible reality for a wide range of individuals. Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Cabrera today.