A New, Beautiful, Fully Functioning Smile Awaits
Even though teeth are meant to last forever, events like facial trauma, disease, or infection can occur, causing teeth to fall out or decay beyond the point of saving. Patients who struggle with many missing or failing teeth often turn to dentures. However, there is a healthier, more convenient, and long-term solution: full-arch restoration.
Full-arch restoration is a type of oral surgery treatment that uses multiple dental implant posts to support a fixed denture. At Kitsap Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Sukhdeep Dhaliwal, Dr. Paul Greenawalt, Dr. Thomas Curran, and Dr. Douglas Baasch offer numerous types of full-arch replacement systems and types of dental implants to help more patients qualify for this life-changing treatment.
If you are looking for a long-term denture replacement or would like a brand new, healthier smile, contact us today to learn more about full-arch restoration in Silverdale, Poulsbo, and Port Orchard, WA. Our Silverdale office is connected to a prosthodontist office next door with a built-in surgery room, so patients can fulfill all of their dental implant needs at one location.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Full-arch restoration is a long-term solution, ideal for patients looking to replace dentures. Removable dentures often slip around inside the mouth, causing sores and making it difficult to speak. Dentures must be taken out during meals and brushing, which can feel embarrassing.
Teeth roots stimulate the jaw bone, keeping it strong. Without healthy roots, the jaw bone will deteriorate. Traditional dentures and bridges only sit on top of the ridge on your mouth, or are affixed to existing teeth. They do not stimulate the jaw bone or prevent bone loss, whereas implant-based tooth restoration does. There are numerous benefits to replacing teeth with fixed dentures, including:
Eat With Ease
With a fixed denture attached to dental implants, there are no moving parts. Your new teeth will remain in your mouth during meals and maintain the same strength as healthy, natural teeth.
Removable dentures have to be cleaned using special rinses and often require dental adhesive to stay in your mouth. With full-arch restoration, you care for your teeth just like natural teeth by brushing and flossing twice daily.
Missing teeth can cause jaw bone loss due to lack of stimulation from a tooth root. The dental implants used to support your new arch of teeth act like tooth roots, preventing jaw bone atrophy and preserving facial structure.
Love Your Smile
Not having a full set of teeth can significantly damage your self-confidence. Full-arch restoration can help, and you will love showing off a smile you can be proud of.
The Most Advanced Teeth Replacement Systems
At Kitsap Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, we offer several state-of-the-art full-arch replacement systems to suit the needs of more patients. During the consultation, your oral surgeon will examine your bone and gum health, the number of teeth missing and remaining, and your overall oral health to determine the right system for your success. If you are an edentulous patient (have no remaining teeth), or are a soon-to-be an edentulous patient, our oral surgeons can help fully restore your smile.
Our surgeons specialize in implant-based tooth restoration and offer a variety of dental implant treatments and types. This includes zygomatic dental implants, which are embedded into the cheek bone, and other specialty implants to make implant placement successful. Learn more about dental implants and the type of implants we offer in Silverdale, Poulsbo, and Port Orchard, WA.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
All-on-4 treatment concept is a full-arch solution that uses four dental implant posts to secure a fixed denture. Developed by Nobel Biocare™, All-on-4 treatment concept requires only one surgical visit to place the dental implants. This system is popular for both simple and complex restoration cases.
Straumann® Pro Arch
Straumann Pro Arch is another great system that uses four dental implant posts to secure a fixed prosthesis. This treatment is ideal for patients with inadequate jaw bone who do not qualify for traditional dental implant placement, but who would like to restore many teeth. Only one surgical visit is necessary to achieve a new arch of natural-looking teeth.
Developed by Zimmer Biomet, the DIEM full-arch replacement system is great for fully or partially edentulous patients, as well as those with existing teeth that are failing. It is an immediate replacement solution that requires one surgical visit. As few as four dental implants can be used, but more dental implants can be placed to improve stability.
Each of these systems provide stunning aesthetics with a high level of comfort. Regain full functionality of your smile and feel confident about your teeth again. Contact Kitsap Oral, Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons to explore your options.
The Full-Arch Restoration Process
At the consultation appointment, one of our oral surgeons will examine your oral health, your goals, and outline your treatment options. We will take 3D scans of your mouth, discuss your anesthesia options, and schedule a future appointment for the surgical procedure.
Most patients undergo IV sedation for this procedure, which will render you into a sleep-like state, unable to feel discomfort. Once it has taken effect, your surgeon will extract any remaining teeth in the dental arch and insert the dental implant posts.
Our office offers EXPAREL®, a long-lasting pain management solution that reduces or eliminates the need for narcotic pain medications. If EXPAREL is a part of your treatment plan, we will administer this single-dose injection to the surgical area during your procedure. The medication will start working immediately and numb the area for several days after surgery.
In some cases, the final prosthesis will be ready and attached at this time. Other cases may involve the placement of a temporary prosthesis to wear during the healing process. If the final denture is not placed at the surgical visit, a restorative dentist will attach the final prosthesis at a future date. After just one surgical visit, you will leave our office with a brand new smile that you can immediately enjoy.
Hear From Full-Arch Restoration Patients
These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing full-arch restoration at our office.
Expert Oral & Cosmetic Surgery Care
Our surgeons have provided exceptional care to patients in Kitsap County for over three decades. At each of our locations, you and your family can expect to be treated with compassion and honesty every step of the way.