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 a healthy, effective way of replacing a large number of missing or damaged teeth. Contact Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today to schedule an appointment with our board-certified oral surgeons, Dr. Denis Miller and Dr. Louis George.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Full-arch restoration provides 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 Smile. The final prosthesis is designed specifically for you. It is shaped to fit comfortably in your mouth and will look just like a complete arch of healthy, natural teeth. You can feel confident about your teeth again and will love to show it off.
- Eat and Speak Comfortably. Traditional dentures can slide around in the mouth and cause oral sores. When dentures are attached to dental implant posts, there are no moving parts, allowing you to eat and speak with ease.
- Health Benefits. The dental implant posts prevent bone loss and preserve facial structure, similar to natural teeth roots. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that is embedded into the jaw bone and protects your oral health.
- Good Oral Hygiene. Caring for your new arch of teeth is easy—simply brush and floss regularly just like with natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, no adhesives, special rinses, or removable parts are necessary.
Types of Full-Arch Restoration
At Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer only the high-end full-arch restoration systems to our patients. These systems are designed with comfort and longevity in mind. During the consultation with Dr. Miller or Dr. George, we will determine the right type of full-arch restoration for you based on your oral health and financial situation.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, and Brookings, SD
Designed by Nobel Biocare™, All-on-4 treatment concept is a graftless full-arch replacement solution. Only four dental implants are used to support the prosthesis, which are strategically angled to avoid anatomic structures. Because there is no bone grafting necessary, surgery times are much shorter. Only one surgical appointment is necessary, and patients will walk out of the office with a brand new arch of teeth. This system is great for both simple and complex restoration cases, including patients who are edentulous (missing all of their teeth), or soon-to-be edentulous. Learn more about the All-on-4 treatment concept on the Nobel Biocare website.
Trefoil™ in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, and Brookings, SD
Also designed by Nobel Biocare, Trefoil is the latest addition to the extensive assortment of full-arch systems. This innovative system uses a unique fixation mechanism that can be adjusted for the ideal implant position. Only one surgical appointment is necessary, which means that patients can leave the office with a new arch of teeth. This flexibility allows patients with complex reconstructive needs to qualify for full-arch restoration treatment, including those who are edentulous or who have failing dentitions. Learn more about the Trefoil system on the Nobel Biocare website.
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
We will take 3D scans of your mouth to evaluate your oral health and design the specifics of your treatment plan. This includes choosing the type of anesthesia for your procedure. Many patients undergo IV sedation for full-arch restoration surgery.
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 attach the prosthesis. 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.
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.
Explore Your Smile Restoration Options
Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery is your destination for healthy, long-term tooth replacement solutions. Full-arch restoration is an excellent way to replace most or all of your upper or lower teeth. Our oral surgeons will work with you to rebuild your smile, improve your oral health, and help you regain your confidence. We proudly offer state-of-the-art full-arch restoration systems, All-on-4 treatment concept and Trefoil, in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, and Brookings, SD.