At Rio Grande Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center, we understand the impact that missing teeth can have on your confidence and overall health. Full-arch restoration is a revolutionary procedure offered to patients who suffer from extreme tooth loss or damage. This unique treatment option can completely restore oral function and health, and it provides a dramatic, positive change to your smile. Patients who are healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction are most likely healthy enough to receive a full-arch restoration. Dr. Gregory McGee and Dr. Drew Steel provide advanced dental implant procedures, such as full-arch restoration, at our office in Albuquerque, NM.
Why choose a full-arch restoration procedure?
We recommend full-arch restoration for patients who are looking for a more stable alternative to removable dentures. While removable dentures can restore a full mouth of teeth, many patients report that they are uncomfortable and require the continuous use of an adhesive to keep them from slipping in the mouth. This makes it difficult to speak, eat, and smile with confidence. Full-arch restoration uses dental implants as a base for a fixed denture, which means patients get all the stability, comfort, and function of implants in a more time-efficient procedure. Full-arch restoration can often provide patients with a new smile in a single surgical procedure. The oral surgeon typically places the implants and attaches the temporary set of replacement teeth at the same time, meaning you will leave our office immediately able to show off your new smile.
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
Drs. McGee and Steel have undergone extensive training to safely and efficiently perform full-arch restoration procedures. Before the treatment begins, they will answer all your questions and help you select the type of anesthesia best suited for your surgery. Most patients elect to receive IV anesthesia so they can sleep comfortably until the procedure is over. As oral surgeons, Dr. McGee and Dr. Steel retain the highest level of licensure and training to provide in-office sedation and monitor their patients throughout surgery. Once asleep, we will strategically place four or more dental implants to create the secure foundation needed to support your new arch of teeth.
After placing the implants, we will immediately attach the abutments and place your temporary teeth. Over the next few months, your implants will integrate with your jaw and create a secure and permanent base for your final restoration. Additionally, this integration will help prevent jaw bone loss. At the same time, your restorative dentist will be creating your permanent, custom set of teeth. When your final denture is ready for placement, and your surgical sites have fully healed, your restorative dentist will secure your new set of teeth to your implants. Your final set of teeth will look just like natural teeth, and you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Full-Arch Restoration in Albuquerque, NM
Here at Rio Grande Oral Surgery, our staff is happy to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding the full-arch restoration procedure. Feel free to contact our office to schedule your consultation appointment; our experienced oral surgeon can help you form a treatment plan that fits your needs.