Pre-Surgery Planning for a Full Arch Restoration

Monday, August 10, 2015


Appointment sequence

Case Acceptance

  • Initial Consultation
  • Surgical Consultation
  • Calculate your cost
  • Closing Consultation

Preliminary Prosthetic Planning

  • Prosthetic Planning Appointment
  • Restorative Surgical Meeting
  • Prosthetic Decision Tree

Laboratory Process Planning

  • Immediate Denture
  • Surgical/Bone Reduction Guide

Case Acceptance

  • Surgical Parts
  • Implants
  • Abutments
  • Healing Caps
  • Conversion Parts
  • Temporary Cylinders
  • Analogs
  • Impression Coping
  • Open Tray
  • Closed Tray


New Denture

You will need to have a new denture made if the patient is fully edentulous. We highly recommend not using the patient’s old denture.

You will need to have an immediate denture made and delivered prior to surgery if the patient is partially edentulous or fully dentate.

Tuscaloosa Dental Arts will mount case.

Tuscaloosa Dental Arts will create two bites from the mounting (to be used at time of conversion).


Duplicate Denture (Surgical/Bone Reduction Guide)

Tuscaloosa Dental Arts will:

Duplicate the denture with clear acrylic.

Trough out a lingual window for proper positioning of multi-unit abutment by following proper protocol for surgery

Indicate the amount of required ridge reduction (if necessary)

Record it on the surgical guide. 15mm of space (minimum) is required per arch for a screw retained bridge (measure length of restoration + 6mm).

If requested, Tuscaloosa Dental Arts can create a bone reduction template (to be discussed with Surgeon).

Contact your implant manufacturing representative and/or Tuscaloosa Dental Arts to ensure that you will have all the parts required on the day of surgery.