Most of the time, the answer to this question is "No." There are some cases, however, where it is beneficial for a person to have their problematic teeth removed and replaced with dental implants that last and give them the smile they've always wanted.
You may be a candidate for full arch replacement dental implants if most or all of your teeth suffer from any of the following:
- Gum disease
You may also qualify if most of your teeth are already missing and you are looking to get that full, glowing, dream smile that you've desired for so long.
Should I get dentures, instead?
One thing is for sure: if you do decide to have all of your teeth pulled, get dental implants and NOT dentures. Dentures are a thing of the past—an outdated means of replacing decayed or damaged teeth. Dental implants have been proven to be a comfortable, sturdy and lasting form of full arch replacement.
Why not just get crowns or bridges?
In some cases, dental implants are not necessary. Instead, a patient can have one or more damaged or missing teeth fixed with a porcelain bridge or a crown. If multiple teeth need to be fixed, however, full arch replacement may actually be cheaper.
Even if it is cheaper at this time for you to get crowns, keep in mind that crowns can get cavities, too, whereas dental implants cannot decay! You will need to consider the possibility that your other teeth will go bad in the future.
By consulting San Diego cosmetic dentist Dr. Roya Mirkhan, you can learn how your other teeth are doing and make an informed decision. If your other teeth are starting to go bad, or they are likely to go bad in the future, it may be cheaper in the long run for you to have your full arch replaced with dental implants.
All-on-4® – Our Choice for Dental Implants
San Diego implant dentist Roya Mirkhan is a Scripps-affiliated dentist who is recognized for her extensive experience in implant dentistry. At Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center, she performs the acclaimed All-on-4® dental implant procedure for patients who need to have their full arch replaced.
All-on-4 dental implants are a more comfortable, more solid alternative to implant dentures. Dr. Mirkhan will remove any remaining teeth and will surgically place four—and only four—titanium implants into the jaw. She will then attach a custom prosthetic arch to those implants. From that point forward, you will have a permanent, comfortable and beautiful smile!
Why is All-on-4 our choice for full arch replacement?
- No need to take them out or use adhesives
- Comfortable and natural feel
- Increased biting force
- Does not limit they types of food you eat
- Helps to prevent bone deterioration
- Restores facial features
- Does not require bone grafting (in most cases)
Consult an Implant Dentist in San Diego Today
Decaying and missing teeth have a strongly negative impact on your quality of life. You can't laugh or smile without feeling self-conscious. Speak with Dr. Roya Mirkhan today to learn how she can give you reason to laugh and smile again! Return to a more carefree life by getting the bright, beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Call (858) 348-5859 today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Roya Mirkhan.