In the past people were limited to removable dentures. Other people underwent multiple procedures to replace each of their teeth with dental implants. Modern advancements in implants allow us to replace a full arch of teeth in one day – without extensive bone grafting and in a shorter treatment time.
We no longer need an implant to replace every missing tooth. With our advanced Revive-a-Smile treatment system, a full arch of teeth can be replaced using 4 dental implants.
Using the latest technology, we can plan and insert each implant precisely into your jaw. Once placed, these implants are then rigidly connected forming a single unit. This allows for an even distribution of the forces of your bite.
With this solid foundation we can attach a permanent dental bridge that will look and function just like your natural teeth. This enhanced strength and rigidity allows your bone to heal tightly around the implants while your new teeth are in place – avoiding removable dentures entirely.
Replacing a full arch of teeth requires precise planning and implementation. Your dentist and our surgeons will work closely together to come up with the best solution to replace your missing teeth.
At your consultation you should expect to discuss your medical history, any medications you take, and undergo a brief health review. Your surgeon will perform a physical exam. Our advanced 3D imaging technology allows your surgeon to assess your available bone and precisely plan the position of your implants.
Each surgery takes place in a private surgical suite at one of our four locations. This comfortable, personalized setting allows for safe and efficient treatment. All surgery is performed under appropriate anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Please see our anesthesia options.
After surgery a temporary full arch dental bridge will be custom made and attached to your new dental implants. Your new teeth will provide a stable framework to allow for even distribution of your chewing forces and help strengthen your new implants. After 4-6 months your surgeon will check the progress of your healing to ensure that you are ready for your permanent teeth. During this time, you will need to limit your diet to softer foods.
Once your dental implants have fully healed your dentist will make and attach a permanent dental bridge that will look and function just like your natural teeth.
It is very important to take care of your new teeth. Brush and floss around your prosthesis twice daily just like your natural teeth. We recommend that you see your dentist every 3-6 months for examination and professional cleaning.