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Can Dental Implants Replace All of My Teeth?

a patient enjoys her natural smile after replacing all of her teeth with dental implants

Though it is possible to replace all of your teeth with dental implants, dentists always recommend keeping as many of your natural teeth as possible. Maintaining your natural smile will preserve your face structure and jawbone. However, when it is medically necessary, we can help you find a solution that replaces all of your teeth.

The first step is scheduling a consultation with your dentist. They can examine you and determine how many teeth need replacement. From there, you’ll discuss options with your dentist and formulate a treatment plan. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all option when it comes to dental implants, but there are a variety of options. No matter what you choose, keep in mind that your dental implants will be stable, fully functional, and designed to last a lifetime.

These are a few of the best dental implant options that work for most people:

  • Individual dental implants: if only one tooth or a few teeth in different parts of the mouth need replacement, this is the best option. You’ll still be able to brush and keep most of your permanent teeth.
  • Permanently or nightly dentures: if you need a full bridge restoration, your dentist may recommend traditional dentures as your best option. Your dentist will remove all of the teeth that need to be replaced and install implants. You’ll get a full bridge restoration that may be permanent or taken out at night – discuss your best options with your provider.
  • Removable All-on-4 implants: a relatively new procedure in the field of dentistry, All-on-4 enables patients to support an entire bridge restoration using just four implants to make for a less invasive procedure. With some patients, the process can take as little as one day! The removable option can also easily be taken out.
  • Fixed All-on-4 implants: similar to the removable option, a fixed All-on-4 allows you to get a full bridge restoration using only four implants. However, fixed options are a little more secure and require a dentist’s assistance to be removed.

What’s the best option for you? Only you and your dentist can make that decision, so schedule your appointment today!