A full-arch restoration is a transformational procedure performed at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma which restores an entire arch of missing or damaged teeth. Dr. Robert Bryan and Dr. Jeremy Goodson work hand in hand with local restorative dentists to create a brand-new set of teeth that are securely attached to a base of four or more dental implants. This unique combination completely restores our patients’ oral function.
When properly cared for, full-arch restoration provides a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. At our practice in Oklahoma City, OK, our oral surgeons can complete a full-arch replacement procedure in one to two surgical visits, allowing patients to smile again immediately. The first step to getting started is to schedule an oral exam and consultation. We will review all options for treatment, including full-arch restoration, and develop a personalized plan to fit your needs.
Why choose a full-arch restoration procedure?
Full-arch restoration is quickly emerging as an appealing treatment option for patients who need to replace an entire arch of damaged or missing teeth. Patients who undergo this procedure enjoy a variety of benefits over traditional replacement methods, such as bridges and removable dentures.
The dental implants will stimulate the bone, provide stability, and promote good oral health. Unlike removable dentures, this treatment uses dental implants as a base for the full arch of replacement teeth, providing security, comfort, and complete oral function. 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.
Patients can begin enjoying a new smile immediately. After implant placement, the oral surgeon will place a temporary set of replacement teeth right away, which allows you to enjoy a beautiful arch of teeth while the restorative dentist fabricates the final prosthesis. Once the implant sites have healed, the new set of custom-designed teeth will be attached to the dental implants.
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 one or two surgical procedure.
Patients will be able to eat, smile, and laugh with confidence. Once the implant sites heal and the restorative dentist places the final set of teeth, patients can essentially eat almost anything they like; the dental implant foundation that supports the new teeth will be extremely secure, so there is no risk of your teeth falling out when eating, speaking, laughing, or brushing.
We recommend full-arch restoration for patients who are looking for a more stable alternative to removable dentures. While removable dentures can restore a full mouth of teeth, many patients report that they are uncomfortable and require the continuous use of adhesive to keep them from slipping in the mouth, making it difficult to speak, eat, and smile with confidence.
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
Drs. Bryan and Goodson have undergone extensive training to restore smiles using dental implants. Before the treatment begins, your surgeon will answer all your questions and help you select the type of anesthesia best suited for your surgery. Most patients elect to receive IV anesthesia so that they can rest comfortably until the procedure is over. As oral surgeons, each doctor in our practice retains the highest level of licensure and training to provide in-office sedation and monitor his patients throughout surgery. Once asleep, we will place four or more dental implants strategically to create the secure foundation needed to support your new arch of teeth.
After placing the implants, we will immediately attach the abutments and put in your temporary teeth. Over the next few months, your implants will integrate with your jaw and create a secure and permanent base for your final restoration. Additionally, this integration will help prevent jaw bone loss. At the same time, your restorative dentist will be creating your permanent, custom set of teeth. When your final denture is ready for placement, and your surgical sites have fully healed, your restorative dentist will secure your new set of teeth to your implants. Your final set of teeth will look just like natural teeth, and you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Full-Arch Restoration at Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma
To find out if full-arch restoration is right for you, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our team. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Oklahoma, our friendly office staff can work with you to schedule your consultation at your convenience in our office in Oklahoma City, OK. Our oral surgeons can answer questions about your dental implants, the full-arch procedure, or your recovery plan. We look forward to starting the treatment process to restore your smile and oral function.