Everyday activities such as smiling, eating, and speaking can become difficult and even embarrassing for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. A tooth replacement option for an entire arch of teeth can be the secure, positive solution you are looking for. Instead of a removable prosthesis, such as dentures, as your only option, advances in the dental industry have made it possible to restore a full upper or lower arch of teeth in a single procedure. This procedure is called a full-arch restoration, and the results are lasting, secure, and natural.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
There are many benefits to full-arch restoration:
- Less post-surgical discomfort and swelling, and shorter healing time
- Natural-looking teeth that are permanent, secure, and functional
- As few as four implants can support an entire arch of teeth
- Preserve your oral health: dental implants prevent bone loss
How Full-Arch Restoration Works
For a full-arch restoration procedure, your oral surgeon will work with a restorative dentist to mold and fit a custom arch for you. Our team creates this impression after thoroughly examining your mouth and taking 3D images of your teeth and jaw. These high-resolution images tell your oral surgeon and restorative dentist the exact anatomy of your mouth and jaw, which results in a faster and more accurate procedure, and fewer unexpected surprises.
The procedure itself lasts about an hour, meaning you leave our office with a set of new, permanent, functional teeth. You will receive an anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. Most patients choose IV anesthesia, which allows the patient to be asleep during the procedure. You should not experience any discomfort. Your new replacement teeth can be secured immediately after your implants are placed. After your procedure, you can recover comfortably at home once the anesthesia wears off, and your chaperone can drive you home. We will provide you with thorough post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing.
Because the full-arch restoration procedure results in faster healing time than dental implants, you can expect a shorter recovery period — usually just a few days. With your full-arch restoration, you can eat the foods you love and smile with confidence.
Full-Arch Restoration in Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, and Madera, CA
If you are missing many or all your teeth, we encourage you to explore full-arch restoration. Advances in bone grafting, treatment planning, and surgical techniques allow patients who were once told they weren’t candidates to finally achieve the smile they always wanted. The benefits of this procedure are undeniable, and we love the see the results!