Sometimes, due to disease or bone atrophy, many teeth in the mouth are in need of being replaced. When this is the case, a full-arch restoration can be used to replace an entire row of teeth at one time. Similar to a single dental implant, a full-arch restoration can provide you with long-lasting, natural-looking results that will keep you smiling for years to come with proper oral care, such as regular brushing and flossing. This procedure can be done using as few as four dental implant posts to attach a full row of artificial teeth.
Some of our patients have shared their stories about receiving a full-arch restoration at our practice. Please listen to them talk about their positive experiences with The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego so that you can rest assured knowing that our oral surgeons are highly skilled and able to fully restore your smile.
If you need to replace entire arch of teeth, you may be interested in learning more about full-arch restoration. Full-arch restoration is an exciting treatment that utilizes as few as four to six dental plants for fully functional and natural-looking new teeth. We find that many of our patients are good candidates for full-arch restoration even if they have bone loss and are not ideal candidates for dental implants. Like individual dental implants, this solution can prevent bone loss and other oral health problems but is more cost-effective and requires less surgery than individual implants. Our patients that choose full-arch restoration can enjoy a new arch of teeth that is permanent and secure. During your consultation with Dr. Koshgerian or Dr. Shelton at one of our locations in San Diego, you and your doctor will decide if this is the optimal treatment option for you based on your individual condition.
Full-arch replacement restores smiles and oral health benefits, just like individual implants — but with a reduced recovery time for a faster, brand-new smile.
This dental implant-based tooth replacement solution is popular at our practice for several reasons:
The results of full-arch replacement are so lifelike that you will once again be able to enjoy the foods that you love and speak and smile with confidence. Your new smile will be custom-designed for your mouth and can last a lifetime if cared for well.
This treatment is performed by your oral surgeon in collaboration with a restorative dentist, who will design and create your custom dental prosthesis. The first step is a visit to our practice for your consultation, during which time we will use advanced diagnostic tools to evaluate your oral health condition and determine a treatment plan that works for you, including your choice of anesthesia. The surgical procedure which will take place in the comfort of one of our hospital-style surgical suites. During your procedure, your oral surgeon will remove any teeth that remain in the mouth and carefully place your implants into your jaw bone. The surgical sites will be stitched closed, and you will rest comfortably until your anesthesia has worn off.
While your implant sites are healing, you will wear a natural-looking temporary denture. Once healing is complete and the implants have successfully fused with your jaw bone, your permanent fixed denture will be placed. It’s time to smile again!
Dr. Koshgerian and Dr. Shelton are passionate about restoring smiles. It is their highest goal to provide their patients with a smile that looks, feels, and functions like natural, healthy teeth. If you need to restore your oral function and smile and are interested in dental implants, full-arch restoration, or have questions about any of the other procedures we offer at The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego, please contact us to schedule a consultation. We look forward to seeing your new healthy smile!