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What is Full Arch Reconstruction?

If missing or failing teeth, multiple old crowns, fillings, or bridges are hindering your ability to chew or making you downright uncomfortable, you might be curious about full arch reconstruction. This relatively simple procedure is an effective and proven way to start over with a brand-new smile that’s as strong and beautiful as natural teeth. Full arch reconstruction can help you enjoy foods again from your favorite Madison restaurants and share your new smile with confidence.

  • Full Arch Reconstruction Surgery
  • Benefits of Dental Implants
  • Addresses Even Complex Dental Issues

What is Full Arch Reconstruction?

Full arch reconstruction–also known as an all-on-6 dental implants–is the process of crafting a whole new smile using between four to six dental implants. The result of this straightforward procedure is a natural, beautiful, and strong smile that resembles natural teeth.

What Does the Full Arch Reconstruction Surgery Entail?

The full arch restoration process is relatively simple. First, the patient is sedated. Then, four to six titanium dental implants are placed in the upper and lower jaws.

After, the dentist will craft temporary but beautiful full arches that attach to the implants. By the end of the first appointment, the patient will be going home with a brand-new smile! Although these first arches are temporary, they look very natural. They are also strong and functional. Unlike temporary arches in the past that were prone to fractures, these temporary arches have a titanium bar attached to the implants in both the temporary and permanent restoration to create strength.

After the implant procedure, many patients don’t experience significant discomfort beyond swelling. They often don’t even need pain medication following the procedure.

For a few weeks, the patient will need to follow a soft food diet. This allows the implants a chance to heal. Afterward, the patient can enjoy his or her favorite foods again.

Handcrafted Dental Implants to Look, Feel, and Function Like Natural Teeth

After the healing process is complete, the patient returns for the permanent arches. These professionally crafted teeth look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.

Implants mimic natural teeth because they are anchored to the jawbone. They are comprised of a biocompatible titanium screw and a post topped by a crown. Because the implants are fused to the jaw bone, they help maintain bone mass which can otherwise be lost due to missing teeth.

Since the implants imitate an entire natural tooth from the root up, they can do all the things that natural teeth can, like chew hard or crunchy foods, provide a strong bite, and solid foundation for speech. Implants also eliminate the issues that come with temporary solutions like removable dentures that can slip or fall out while eating or speaking and rub the gums.

What if I’ve Been Turned Away by Other Dentists?

Even if you are missing several teeth, dental implants may still be a great option for you. Here at Affiliated Dentists, we are experienced in treating patients with complex cases who even may have been turned away by other dentists.

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for full arch reconstruction is to visit us for a free consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To schedule your free, full arch reconstruction consultation, please click here. Affiliated Dentists offers general, cosmetic, and reconstructive dental services, including full arch reconstruction in Madison, Wisconsin.

What is Full Arch Reconstruction? brought to you by Dr. Mark Gustavson

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