Replace Dentures and Restore Missing Teeth
There are many people who struggle with tooth loss and are missing most or all of their teeth. Removable dentures are a popular replacement for missing teeth, but many patients find them inconvenient and uncomfortable to wear. If you are unsatisfied with your current dentures or are exploring your options for tooth replacement, we invite you to contact Breakwater Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants.
Dr. Larson can restore one or both arches of teeth using dental implants to support a fixed prosthesis. This treatment is known as full-arch restoration, and it is a life-changing procedure that fully restores your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are similar to traditional dentures, except the prosthesis is attached to multiple dental implant posts. While removable dentures must be taken out during meals and can slip around, implant-supported dentures stay in place at all times. In addition to being more convenient and comfortable, implant-supported dentures also provide health benefits.
Dental implants, like natural teeth roots, stimulate the jaw bone, which keeps it healthy. Traditional dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth and do not stimulate the jaw, leaving you susceptible to jaw bone atrophy. As the jaw weakens, facial features can begin to sag and make you appear older than you actually are. By using dental implants to secure your dentures, you enjoy a fixed smile that protects your oral health.
When restoring many teeth, we can use several implants to support a prosthesis or use multiple individual implants throughout the mouth. Dr. Larson will create a custom restoration plan for you based on your smile needs.
The Benefits of Full-Arch Restoration
Full-arch restoration only requires one surgical visit. We will insert the implants and attach a new arch of teeth on the same day, so you leave your office with a brand new smile.
Your implant-supported teeth are just as strong as natural teeth, giving you the freedom to enjoy your favorite foods.
There are no removable parts or oral appliances that can slip or cause sores.
Dental implants prevent bone loss and help preserve facial structure.
Take pride in your smile again with beautiful, fully functional arches of teeth.
Taking care of your replacement teeth is the same as taking care of natural teeth. Simply brush and floss every day—no dental adhesives or rinses required.
Full-Arch Replacement Procedure
During your first visit, Dr. Larson will take 3D scans of your mouth and create the plan for your tooth restoration. The procedure for implant placement will be performed during a separate appointment. We perform full-arch restoration surgery using IV sedation, which allows you to rest comfortably during the procedure.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Larson will extract the remaining teeth from the dental arch and insert the implants. We will attach a temporary prosthesis to the implants for you to wear while the implants heal, which can take 4 to 6 months. Once the implants are healed, your dentist will remove the temporary prosthesis and attach your final, custom-made teeth.
Full-Arch Restoration in Norton Shores, MI
At Breakwater Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants, we’re proud to offer a healthy, comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. We look forward to restoring aesthetics and health to your smile and helping you achieve beautiful new teeth you can feel proud of. Contact our office in Norton Shores, MI, to schedule your consultation.
Committed to Surgical Excellence & Patient-Centered Care
We offer a broad scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery services at Breakwater Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Dental Implants. Contact our practice in Norton Shores, MI, where we provide patients in West Michigan with an unparalleled oral surgery experience.