If you suffer from several missing or failing teeth and desire a comfortable and permanent tooth replacement option, a full-arch restoration procedure may be for you. Also known as the All-on-4® treatment concept, full-arch restoration restores an entire arch of teeth at once. Combining the natural look, feel, and function of dental implants with the simplicity of replacing several teeth at once, like traditional dentures, the full-arch restoration procedure is a popular treatment option for many patients.
What is full-arch restoration?
The full-arch prosthesis sits on as few as four dental implant posts, creating a sturdy and secure foundation with permanent results. When the dental implant posts are first placed, a healing period of several months will take place before you can receive your permanent prosthesis. However, a temporary but fixed set of teeth can be placed during this time to make the transition as easy and comfortable as possible.
IV sedation is the most common option for anesthesia for patients undergoing the full-arch restoration procedure. Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants offers several choices for anesthesia. The type of anesthetic that will be chosen for you will be based on your personal condition and treatment plan. Please see our Anesthesia Options page to learn more.
Full-arch restoration offers several benefits:
- Quick and permanent. Full-arch restoration allows patients to receive a brand-new smile in as little as one day! And, because the prosthesis is placed on dental implant posts, the results are permanent, durable, natural-looking, and secure.
- Fast healing. As few as four dental implant posts are used for the full-arch restoration procedure, meaning your oral surgeon can place each implant in its optimal position, often avoiding or significantly reducing the need for additional procedures.
- Prevents bone loss. The dental implant posts act as the new tooth root and stimulate the bone in the jaw to create new bone — just like natural teeth! Unlike traditional dentures that only rest on top of the gums, bone loss can be prevented in patients who receive full-arch restoration.
- Positive self-image. We are so happy that the full-arch restoration restores more than just teeth for our patients — patients tell us how happy they are with their new smile.
We love hearing about the many positive changes our patients have experienced in our office.
If you are experiencing severe tooth loss in one or both jaws, full-arch restoration may be the solution for you. Full-arch restoration achieves the permanence and durability of dental implants and can restore your smile in as little as one day. If you would like to discuss your options for tooth replacement, including the full-arch restoration procedure, we encourage you to contact Sonoma Valley Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Sonoma, CA. We look forward to meeting you.