When you suffer from extreme tooth loss or damage, our oral surgeons at Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock can perform a full-arch restoration to restore your smile. A full-arch restoration, sometimes called the All-on-4® Treatment Concept, is a radical procedure that can be completed by either of our oral surgeons in a single appointment at our Lubbock, TX, office. If you are healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction, you are most likely healthy enough to receive a full-arch restoration.
Why choose a full-arch restoration or All-on-4® treatment concept?
Our oral surgeon recommends the full-arch, or the All-on-4, procedure for patients who are looking for a more stable alternative to removable dentures. Removable dentures can restore a full mouth of teeth, but they are often uncomfortable and make it difficult for patients to eat all the foods that they want. Full-arch restoration uses dental implants as a base for a fixed denture, which means patients get all the stability, comfort, and full function of implants in a more time-efficient treatment. Whereas dental implants typically require a few procedures to complete the process, a full-arch restoration can be performed in one procedure, meaning you will leave our office and immediately be able to show off your new smile.
Full-Arch Restoration Procedure
Dr. Ioppolo has undergone extensive training to be able to perform an All-on-4 treatment or full-arch restoration in an effective manner. Before the procedure begins, Dr. Ioppolo will answer any of your last-minute questions and then administer your chosen form of anesthesia. Most patients choose to receive IV anesthesia so they can sleep comfortably until the procedure is over. Once you are asleep, Dr. Ioppolo will strategically place as few as four dental implants into your jaw to create the secure foundation needed to support your arch of prosthetic teeth.
Once the implants are inserted, the abutments can be attached immediately, and then your temporary teeth will be placed. Over the next few months, your implants will integrate with your jaw and create a secure and permanent base for your permanent teeth. Additionally, this integration will help prevent your jaw bone from any deterioration. At the same time, your restorative dentist will be creating your permanent, custom set of teeth.
When your final denture is ready for placement and your surgical sites have fully healed, you will return to the office, and Dr. Ioppolo will secure your new set of teeth to your implants. Your final set of teeth will look just like natural teeth, and you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Full-Arch Restorations in Lubbock, TX
Here at Hill & Ioppolo Oral and Facial Surgeons of Lubbock, our staff can tackle any questions or concerns you have regarding the All-on-4 Treatment Concept or other full-arch restoration procedure. Feel free to contact our office to schedule your consultation appointment; our experienced oral surgeon can help you form a treatment plan that fits your needs.