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Full-arch restoration is an ideal procedure for replacing a full arch of missing or damaged teeth. Full-arch restoration is the preferred method for restoring many teeth at once because it produces a long-lasting and natural-looking result. With the help of dental implants, your doctor can place a fixed denture that is custom-designed to look just like your natural teeth. Patients who receive full-arch restoration will be able to use their new teeth just like natural teeth.

Before undergoing full-arch restoration, it's important that you visit our office for a consultation appointment. During this exam, we will review your condition and your health history before determining the best treatment plan for your needs. We will also discuss your anesthesia options with you and provide you with detailed instructions for your pre- and post-operative care.

What is full-arch restoration?

Full-arch restoration is an efficient way of restoring many missing teeth while utilizing dental implants. During treatment, your oral surgeon will use as few as four dental implants to support the placement of your new teeth. Using dental implants as a base eliminates the need for adhesive to keep the denture in place and prevents it from shifting and causing discomfort. Your new set of teeth will be custom designed to look just like your natural teeth and will function naturally, too.

Our doctors can perform the full-arch restoration treatment in just one visit, making it both practical and efficient. Rather than having individual implants placed and waiting for each to heal, we can put all the implants in at once and work with your dentist to immediately attach a temporary denture until your permanent set of teeth is ready. 

Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration

Full-arch restoration is ideal for patients with extensive tooth loss because it provides all the benefits of dental implants with a shorter healing period and more immediate results. Traditional (removable) dentures require adhesive to stay in place and often still slip and cause discomfort. In addition, they must be replaced after several years due to regular wear and tear. Some of the advantages of choosing full-arch restoration over other replacement options include the following:

  • Replaces an entire row of teeth
  • No removable parts
  • Prevents bone loss
  • Improves facial appearance and smile
  • Prevents dental shifting

Full-Arch Restoration Procedure

Your first appointment consists of a consultation and examination. It's important for our doctors to review your health history, perform an oral examination, and get any X-rays or 3D scans needed before mapping out your treatment plan. Once we have determined the best course of treatment and agreed to your form of anesthesia, we will set a date for your surgery.

At your surgical appointment, we will administer your anesthesia before beginning the procedure. Most full-arch patients choose IV sedation or general anesthesia so they can sleep comfortably through the surgery. Your surgeon will then strategically place the dental implants into the jaw which may involve the use of a surgical guide. The surgical guide may be fabricated to help position the implants in the jaw in an area that was determined using 3D scans and online surgical planning.  These implants will act as the base for your new teeth. In some cases, the implants will have to heal covered up for a period of time before they can be uncovered and impressions made for the final restoration. There may be 

Full-Arch Restoration

If you suffer from extensive tooth loss, have damaged or broken teeth, or are unhappy with your removable denture, we encourage you to consider full-arch restoration. You can contact our office to speak with our staff, and we will be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment. Full-arch restoration can drastically improve your oral health and function and restore confidence in your smile. We look forward to speaking with you.

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