Losing most or all of your teeth can be an incredibly difficult experience, as everyday tasks, such as smiling, speaking confidently, or chewing food, are no longer as easy as they once were. Our practice offers a life-changing solution to extensive tooth loss by replacing an entire upper and/or lower arch of teeth with a permanent set of beautiful replacement teeth in a single surgical procedure: full-arch restoration.
The Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
Many patients prefer full-arch restoration because of the simplicity of the treatment. Full-arch restoration allows you to restore your entire arch of teeth using four or more dental implants. This strong dental implant base serves to support an upper or lower arch of teeth that are custom-made to fit your mouth.
During your initial consultation, our oral surgeons will complete a thorough examination, take 3D scans of your jaws and any remaining teeth, and may take impressions for your temporary set of teeth. During your procedure, your surgeon will place four or more dental implants into your mouth that will fuse directly with your jaw bone during your recovery period. Your temporary set of teeth is attached to the dental implants during the surgical procedure, allowing you to begin smiling again immediately. After the dental implants have fully healed and integrated with your jaw bone, your new set of beautiful, permanent teeth will be placed.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Replacing all your teeth at once through full-arch restoration offers a variety of benefits over other more traditional tooth restoration options, such as bridges or dentures.
Replacing an entire arch in one procedure is cost-effective and minimizes healing time. Restoring an entire arch of teeth with individual dental implants or implant-supported partial dentures can be expensive, and multiple surgeries for placement require more healing time. Full-arch restoration is incredibly efficient; it can restore an entire arch of teeth with as little as one surgical procedure.
You can start to enjoy your new smile immediately. After implant placement, you will immediately be given a temporary set of replacement teeth, which allows you to enjoy a beautiful arch of teeth while your restorative dentist fabricates your final set of teeth. Once the implant sites have healed, your new set of custom-designed teeth will be attached to the dental implants.
You will be able to eat, smile, and laugh with confidence. Once the implant sites heal, you will be able to eat almost anything you like; the dental implant foundation that supports your new teeth will be extremely secure, so there is no risk of your teeth falling out when you eat, speak, or laugh.
The dental implants will stimulate the bone and promote good oral health. Following tooth loss, the bone begins to deteriorate around the missing tooth sites. Dental implants stimulate the bone just like your natural teeth would, which fights bone loss and preserves your oral health.
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, we understand how difficult it can be to find a restoration option that allows you to smile, eat, and speak with confidence. If you have lost an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, we encourage you to contact one of our offices in Flint, MI, Saginaw, MI, or Bay City, MI. Drs. Lesneski, Frey, and Kittle will perform a thorough oral examination and go over all of your options for full-arch restoration.