Full Arch Restoration
A Life-Changing Smile Makeover
Full-arch restoration is transforming the way the patients restore their oral health and smile. By using several dental implant posts, our periodontistd attach a fixed denture in one or both arches. We recommend this procedure for patients who are looking for a more stable alternative to removable dentures.
If you suffer from extreme tooth loss or damage, our team at Greenhill Periodontics & Implants can restore your smile’s appearance and function. This procedure can be completed at our practice in Wayville.
Benefits of Full Arch Restoration
Removable dentures can restore a full mouth of teeth, but they often cause discomfort and the inability to eat the foods you want. You must replace dentures every few years and if not professionally fitted, they can slide around and cause sores. Many people feel embarrassed when having to remove dentures during meals. These inconveniences disappear with full-arch restoration. There are many other benefits to this procedure, including:
Full-arch restoration uses dental implants as a base for a fixed denture, which means patients get all the stability, comfort, and function of implants in a time-efficient procedure.
Full-arch restoration can often be performed in a single surgical procedure; you will leave our office with a full set of temporary teeth and can immediately enjoy your new smile.
You will not need to replace your prosthesis from full-arch restoration, and there are no moving parts.
Brush and floss your teeth like normal; no special care or rinses required.
The implant posts stimulate the jaw bone like natural teeth roots, preventing jaw bone loss.
Full Arch Restoration Procedure
During your first visit, you will meet with your periodontist, Dr. Steve Soukoulis. We will take 3D scans of your mouth and face, discuss your anesthesia options, and design your personalized treatment plan. Generally, if you are healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction, you are likely healthy enough to receive a full-arch restoration.
On the day of your procedure, your periodontist will administer the chosen type of anesthesia. Any remaining teeth in the dental arch will be extracted, and your periodontist will insert several dental implant posts. You will wear a temporary prosthesis while the implants heal. This is all completed in a single surgical visit. You will walk into our office with your old smile, and leave with a new, natural-looking smile that you can enjoy immediately.
Over the next few months, your implants will integrate with your jaw and create a secure and permanent base for your new teeth. This integration will help prevent your jaw bone from any deterioration. Your restorative dentist creates your final, custom set of teeth. Once the implants fully heal, your dentist will attach the teeth. Your final set of teeth will look just like natural teeth, and you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.