If you’re dealing with missing teeth or seeking to upgrade from uncomfortable dentures or bridges, consider the full arch restoration services at Highlands Ranch Oral Surgery in Highlands Ranch, CO. Offering a blend of aesthetics and functionality, our full arch dental restoration is a lasting solution that replaces multiple missing teeth with dental implants securely anchored into the jawbone.
How is Full Arch Restoration Different from Dentures?
Full arch restoration and dentures both serve the purpose of replacing missing teeth, but they differ significantly in terms of structure, functionality, and longevity. Unlike dentures, which are removable prosthetics that can sometimes shift or cause discomfort, full arch restoration involves securely anchoring dental implants into the jawbone. This not only provides a more natural look and feel, but also promotes jaw health by preventing bone loss often associated with missing teeth. In contrast to the periodic adjustments or replacements that dentures may require, full arch restoration is designed to be a long-term solution, making it a highly effective and durable choice for tooth replacement.
What are the Benefits of Full Arch Restoration?
Full arch restoration offers multiple benefits over dentures:
- More Stability – The dental implants used in full arch restoration fuse with the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for your new teeth.
- Improved aesthetics – The replacement teeth are custom-designed to match natural teeth in color, shape, and size.
- Enhanced comfort – Unlike removable dentures that can cause discomfort and sore spots, full arch restoration feels more like natural teeth. They provide a secure and comfortable fit, without concern about slipping or the need for adhesives.
Permanent Solution – Full arch restoration is designed to last for many years with proper care. By following the proper oral hygiene regime and having regular dental checkups, the implants can last far longer than traditional solutions.
Ideal Candidates for Full Arch Restoration
Full arch restoration is an excellent option for individuals who meet the following criteria:
If you have multiple missing teeth in either your upper or lower arch, full arch restoration can restore your complete set of teeth. This procedure effectively replaces traditional dentures or failing dental bridges.
Ideal candidates for full arch restoration are generally in good overall health. This includes having healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density to support dental implants. If any oral health issues are present, they may need to be addressed before proceeding with the procedure.
What is Involved in the Full Arch Restoration Process?
While the process will vary based on each individual patient’s case, in general, the procedure will involve a local anesthetic followed by general anesthesia. Dr. Hambleton will create incisions into the gum to place the implants into the jawbone.
Once the implants have fused successfully, they will serve as the “roots” of your dental implants, and the prosthetic arch (replacement teeth) will be securely attached.
Recovery and Aftercare
After full arch restoration, it is crucial to follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Hambleton. This may include:
- Maintaining a soft-food diet during the initial healing phase
- Practicing proper oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and using any recommended antimicrobial rinses
- Attending regular follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process and ensure the long-term success of your full arch restoration
You’re in Good Hands with Highlands Ranch Oral Surgery
At Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery, we understand the significance of oral health and its impact on our client’s overall well-being. Dr. Hambleton and his skilled staff at Highlands Ranch Oral & Facial Surgery are dedicated to patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, so you can be assured your full arch restoration will go smoothly and comfortably.