If you are missing most or all of your teeth, the surgeons at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery can perform a full-arch restoration from the convenience of one of our surgical suites in Sioux Falls, SD, Mitchell, SD, Yankton, SD, and Brookings, SD. Full-arch restoration is a revolutionary procedure that can replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth in one appointment.
The procedure works by securing a full prosthesis (denture) in your mouth using just a few dental implants. The dental implant posts will permanently hold your teeth in place while also preventing bone loss. You will have no risk of dentures slipping, falling out, or causing sores because of a poor fit. Full-arch restorations are one of the most efficient, effective ways of replacing a large number of missing teeth.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restorations
Full-arch restorations provide patients with a brand new smile that improves their ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Below are a few of the benefits patients can expect to receive:
- A beautiful new smile
- Improved ability to chew and taste food (no parts covering the entire roof of the mouth like with dentures)
- No removable parts to slip out or cause discomfort
- Prevention of bone loss and preservation of facial structure
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
Depending on the patient, full-arch restorations can usually be completed in one or two procedures: one surgical procedure to place the dental implants and one procedure to fit the full-arch prosthesis (your new teeth). Sometimes the replacement teeth can be fitted on the same day as the implant placement, but if this isn’t possible, you can have a temporary set of teeth made to wear while your final teeth are being made by your dentist. These temporary teeth can be placed during your surgical procedure so that you will wake up with a new smile.
Usually, the procedure is performed under IV sedation. Your oral surgeon will strategically place the dental implants to ensure a secure, stable hold. After the implants are placed, the surgical sites will need some time to heal. This healing period allows your dental implants to fuse with the bone beneath your gums. You may have to adhere to a soft foods diet for several weeks while your implant sites heal. Once the implants are secure, your final prosthesis can be placed, and you can start enjoying your favorite foods again. Most full-arch patients are very pleased with the transformations they see in their appearance and their ability to use their teeth.
Full-Arch Restorations at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our practice is your destination for permanent tooth loss solutions in Sioux Falls, SD, Mitchell, SD, Yankton, SD, or Brookings, SD. Full-arch restorations are an excellent way to replace most or all of your upper or lower teeth. Our oral surgeons can work with you and your dentist to find a treatment plan that works for you.