How does a Full-Smile Treatment work?

Can you imagine a procedure that could take you from missing teeth to a million-dollar smile in just one day? No, it’s not too good to be true — though the results might be. If you are missing more than four teeth or are tired of dealing with dentures, the Full-Smile Treatment can get you back to eating, laughing and beaming with the smile you’ve been dreaming of.


Full-Smile Treatments use a minimum of four dental implants to anchor a fixed bridge to your jaw. Held in place with titanium screws, this full dental arch looks and feels exactly like your natural teeth. This can not only permanently change your smile, but your life.


A study by the University of Manchester’s School of Dentistry found a full set of straight teeth can significantly improve self-esteem and, subsequently, quality of life. The researchers reported patients with full or partial dentures lacked confidence and were more likely to experience stress than those with their natural teeth or dental implants. In short, more teeth can actually lead to more wellbeing.

To see how a Full-Smile Treatment works, watch the video below from Dr. Antoine Chehade — one of the leading oral surgeons at Seaforth Oral Surgery in Montreal.

Is a Full-Smile Treatment right for me?

If you have severe dental issues requiring the replacement of a whole set of teeth along the upper and/or lower jaw, a Full-Smile treatment could get you back to eating and enjoying life in no time. There is no age limit and it is never too late to get perfect pearly whites you are proud of. 


Think a Full-Smile Treatment is the right procedure for you? Book a consultation at Seaforth Oral Surgery now or keep reading to learn more.


In a Full-Smile Treatment, a full arch of a fixed bridge replaces your top and bottom sets of teeth and is securely locked onto the dental implants on your lower and upper jaw. During a standard dental implant procedure, an incision is made and a titanium screw is tightened into the jaw. 


The arch is affixed to these screws, which permanently fuse to your jawbone and function as part of it. With the full arches securely attached to these dental implants, your new teeth will never slip or become loose like traditional dentures. (Hint: No more skipping menu items because they’re too tough to chew.)


How does it only take a day?

Since the full-arch is implanted as one unit, this denture replacement treatment uses a limited number of dental implants to lock into place instead of one for each tooth. This is a huge time-saver. 


Typically, you are sedated, we perform the dental implant procedure and then you wait in the recovery room as the anesthesia wears off before heading home with a new smile. This first round of teeth is temporary, but functions perfectly; come back in six months for your permanent set.


Full-Smile Treatment vs dentures: Which is better?

Nobody loves living with dentures — they require nightly removals for cleaning and often time-consuming fixatives to feel stable. By contrast, with a Full-Smile Treatment, the fixed bridge feels, functions and looks exactly like natural teeth. Another major benefit of dental implants is the preservation and maintenance of the structure of the jawbone. By comparison, dentures can reduce jawbone quality and lead to further deterioration of the facial structure.


Read our full blog article on this topic: THE TRUTH FAIRY: COMPARING FULL-SMILE TREATMENT VS. DENTURES


Why should you get your Full-Smile Treatment at Seaforth Oral Surgery? 

We are a state-of-the-art oral surgery practice, offering cutting-edge care. Plus, Seaforth Oral Surgery is one of the few clinics in Quebec equipped with the expertise to do this denture replacement procedure. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Antoine Chehade and Dr. Marc Shenouda, have been working together since 2008 and specialize in dental implants and Full-Smile treatments as well as wisdom teeth removal and corrective jaw surgery.


Convinced a Full-Smile Treatment is what you need to get back to get back to eating, embracing your self-esteem and enjoying your life? Book an appointment with the experienced, expert oral surgeons at Seaforth Oral Surgery in Montreal today.


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