TEETH IN A DAY - FULL ARCH DENTAL RESTORATION
At some point, the prognosis of "saving" teeth with root canals, posts and cores and crowns doesn't make sense when weighed against a full arch restoration on dental implants. We understand patients don't want to spend years rehabilitating teeth with traditional dental restorative methods only to have those restorations require replacement at some time. Given the over 30 year track record success with some of the first dental implants, a full arch supported set of teeth on dental implants actually becomes a significantly more predictable plan for the patient. A full arch prosthesis can be built off of as few as 4 or 6 implants depending on the case.
A full arch prosthesis can be retained to the implants with microscrews, giving the patient the ultimate in stability, comfort and function. This conversion from bad/nonrestorable teeth to teeth supported on implants can all occur in a single day!
Our hope is often that once pursuing a full arch restoration on implants that patients can be treated for life without worries of cavities, tooth pain, or need for significant dental procedures. The process has been improved to the point that we can predictably remove teeth, place implants and attach a fixed, non-removable set of teeth to the implants all in a single day.
This doesn't mean that a full arch restoration isn't without maintenance. Your case will be completed with a team approach involving Dr. Pagnotto, a dentist and a dental hygienist. You will still require at least 1-2 yearly checkups for cleanings, evaluation of your prosthesis and monitoring of your bone levels. If you or your dentist are considering your remaining teeth "hopeless", call us today to schedule a full arch restoration consultation. This will include a customized treatment plan and 3D CT analysis. If you do not currently have a dentist, that is ok, we will help coordinate your treatment with a dentist in your area that has successfully treated such cases with us. If you currently have a denture or are not opposed to a denture based solution, visit our page on the Implant Overdenture.