If you are looking for a permanent solution for missing teeth, the full-arch restoration procedure, also known as Teeth-in-an-Hour, at Oral Surgery Hawaii in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI, may be right for you. As the name suggests, the procedure takes only about an hour to complete, and patients leave the office with a functional new smile. Patients who are looking for an alternative to removable dentures may be drawn to the full-arch restoration procedure.
Full-arch restoration is an innovative new procedure that gives patients secure new replacement teeth supported by dental implants. The advanced techniques used to place your new set of teeth drastically reduce your overall recovery time, allowing you to enjoy your new smile faster.
Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
This dental implant-based surgery offers a variety of benefits over other tooth loss solutions:
- Less post-surgical discomfort, swelling, and healing time
- Permanent, non-removable, functional new teeth
- Can support a full arch of teeth with as few as four implants
- Dental implants prevent bone loss and preserve your oral health
How Full-Arch Restoration Works
Your oral surgeon and your restorative dentist will work as a team to form your full-arch restoration treatment plan. One of the reasons that the procedure can be done so quickly is that much of the work happens well before your procedure.
First, you will have a consultation with your oral surgeon, who will perform a thorough examination of your jaw and mouth. High-quality 3D images will be taken of your mouth. These 3D scans are used to plan the precise locations of your implants ahead of time, creating a more accurate and quicker procedure overall. Custom surgical guides will also be made to ensure that everything goes exactly to plan. Before your surgery date, your restorative dentist will make your custom replacement teeth, which will be placed during your hour-long surgical procedure.
On the day of your surgery, you will receive an anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. Most patients choose to undergo IV anesthesia, which allows them to sleep comfortably and then wake up at the end of the procedure. Once your anesthesia is administered, your surgeon will place your dental implants using arthroscopic tools that allow your surgeon to view the surgical area without opening a large portion of the gum tissue. These minimally invasive techniques make it possible for patients to heal much faster than with other dental implant procedures. Once your implants are in place, your new replacement teeth can be attached immediately. Once you awake, your chaperone will be able to drive you home so that you can rest.
You will be given post-operative instructions that outline tips for recovery after surgery. In most cases, you will be able to smile and eat solid foods within just a few days of your procedure.
Full-Arch Restoration Dental Implants in Honolulu, HI, and Aiea, HI
Oral Surgery Hawaii offers a variety of dental implant procedures to restore your smile, including full-arch restoration. To learn more about your tooth replacement options, feel free to contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons.