An oral exam and consultation are required before your oral surgery to create a treatment plan that is specific to your condition. Dr. Cassidy, Dr. Pieper, or Dr. Wilcox will discuss your options with anesthesia and post-operative instructions before you receive an operation and brand-new smile. At Cincinnati Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, our experienced oral surgeons can provide this advanced technique at any of our three practice locations, and we love to see the results.
What is a full-arch restoration?
A full-arch restoration procedure is designed to replace an entire arch of upper or lower teeth. During this treatment, a permanent, fixed denture replaces a full arch of teeth that are missing, broken or damaged beyond repair. Unlike a removable denture, four or more dental implants secure the new set of teeth into the mouth. This stable implant base keeps the new teeth from moving around in the mouth and allows the patient to enjoy a full set of new teeth without the use of adhesives to keep them in place. Full arch restoration allows patients to continue with their regular eating, drinking, and hygiene habits and smile with confidence.
To begin the treatment process, your surgeon will meet with you for a thorough consultation. During this appointment, we will complete a comprehensive oral examination, review your health history, discuss your restoration goals, and take any necessary 3D scans of your mouth. Using all of this information, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan which restores your oral health and smile.
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
If we determine that full-arch restoration is right for you, we can typically complete the treatment in two separate surgical appointments. During the first appointment, your surgeon places the dental implants that will serve as the base for your new set of teeth. Most patients can also receive a temporary set of teeth during this appointment, allowing them to begin smiling again immediately. Patients who require extensive tooth extractions or advanced bone grafting may need to undergo a separate surgical procedure and healing period to prepare their mouth for the dental implants. While this can extend the treatment time, it will set you up for the best long-term results.
While the implants integrate with the jaw, patients should maintain a soft food diet. Your restorative dentist will also use this time to begin fabricating your final set of beautiful new teeth. Once healed, we can place the permanent set of teeth to complete the procedure. Patients often report that their new teeth feel very secure in their mouth, just like their original, natural teeth.
Full-Arch Restoration at Cincinnati Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery
If you are looking for a solution to replace multiple missing teeth or are unhappy with your current denture, we encourage you to contact our office to learn more about full-arch restoration. This procedure can transform oral health, change your eating and speaking habits, and restore self-confidence. Drs. Cassidy, Pieper, and Wilcox place dental implants routinely in our practice, and we look forward to restoring your oral health, function, and smile.