Many patients know about dental implants, but few understand just how versatile they are. With all the advancements being made, our oral surgeons can now replace full arches of teeth using dental implants. In a full-arch restoration procedure, also known as the All-on-4® treatment concept or Teeth-in-a-Day, dental implants act as a base for a permanent set of new teeth.
What is full-arch restoration?
In the past, traditional dentures were typically the only option for replacing a full arch of teeth. Using dental implants for each individual tooth would have been costly and taken several treatments over an extended period. Today, as few as four implants can be used as a stable base for a permanent denture. This denture is unlike a traditional denture, however. It is custom designed to resemble your natural teeth closely, and because it attaches to dental implants, it functions like natural teeth as well.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Full-arch restoration is both the most effective and most beneficial option for multiple tooth replacement. Patients experience the same advantages seen with dental implants in a more cost- and time-efficient procedure for replacing multiple teeth. The benefits commonly associated with full-arch restoration include
- Prevention of dental and facial shifting or collapse
- Improved retention of denture
- Eliminated risk of denture slipping or falling out
- Restored smile and boosted confidence
- Prevention of jaw bone deterioration
- The need for only a single procedure (in some cases)
Full-Arch Restoration at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Illinois
We encourage you to contact one of our four practice locations about full-arch restoration if you suffer from severe tooth loss. Our team can answer any questions you have and schedule a consultation appointment with one of our oral surgeons. We look forward to restoring your smile and helping you regain your oral function.