Before undergoing full-arch restoration, it’s important that you visit our office in Dallas, TX, for a consultation appointment. During this exam, either Dr. Phillips or Dr. Ray 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 a more 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, meaning you can eat whatever you want and smile confidently.
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 immediately attach a temporary denture until your permanent set of teeth is ready. Once your restorative dentist finishes making your permanent denture, you will return, and we will attach it to your implants.
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 condition and health history 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 anesthesia so they can sleep comfortably through the surgery. Your surgeon will then strategically place the dental implants into the jaw. These implants will act as the base for your new teeth, and in most cases, we will attach a temporary set of dentures to the base so you can begin using your new smile immediately.
Over the next few months, your restorative dentist will create your custom-designed set of teeth while your dental implants integrate with your jaw bone. Once your implants have fused with the jaw and your permanent denture is ready for attachment, you will return to our office. The final visit is easy; we will remove the temporary denture and attach your permanent teeth, ensuring that the fit is comfortable and secure. In the end, your new teeth will look and function exactly like natural teeth, and you can feel confident in your brand-new smile.
Full-Arch Restoration at Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
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.