Not too long ago, a full arch of upper or lower missing teeth required six or more dental implants and a year or more of healing after the procedure. Patients undergoing tooth replacement had to wear an uncomfortable denture during the treatment until the final prosthesis was ready. Now, surgical advances offer a better solution for permanent replacement: the full-arch replacement procedure.
The full-arch replacement technique is an innovative solution for patients who have lost (or are in the process of losing) all of their teeth. This unique procedure provides an entirely new set of permanent teeth that enables you to eat and chew all kinds of food, just as if you had healthy natural teeth! Unlike dentures, the full-arch prosthesis is fixed in place with dental implants. Your set of beautiful, custom teeth is attached to the dental implants, offering you a full restoration.
Am I a good candidate for a full-arch replacement?
Many patients who are considered to be unfit for traditional replacement options (like a fixed bridge) can still be considered for full-arch restoration. You may be a candidate for this treatment if
- You have several failing or missing teeth.
- You are in need of multiple dental implants.
- You wear dentures.
- You are missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.
What are the benefits from the full-arch replacement procedure?
Patients undergoing a full-arch restoration procedure enjoy many benefits, including
- Beautiful, new teeth secured by dental implants
- A comfortable and stable solution allowing you to eat what you want
- A full arch of restored teeth, often in just one day
- Eliminating chronic oral pain
- They look and feel similar to natural teeth
- Minimizing bone loss
- A more healthy, youthful feeling and appearance
What can I expect during the full-arch replacement procedure?
In conjunction with your restorative doctor, the full-arch replacement procedure can sometimes be performed in one or two visits to the office of Coastal Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. During these visits, Dr. Pitrowski or Dr. Goldberg will gather information and offer a personalized treatment plan. The records are collected to formulate a treatment plan, which will include a 3D CT scan, X-rays, and any additional photos. Following your consultation, you will be scheduled for surgery and implantation to be done in one appointment, and usually, you will have the prosthesis placed by your restorative doctor that same day. To learn more about this unique procedure and to see if you are a candidate for treatment, please contact Coastal Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to schedule your consultation appointment.