Do I Have To Replace All Of My Teeth To Get Implants?
Posted on 10/24/2022 by Evan
Implants have revolutionized the restorative dental industry. More than any other device, implants look and feel like real teeth. In fact, they are so real looking and feeling they even fool your own body that they are real! While you may be interested in implants, you may have some questions about how the implant procedure works. Here are some answers to common questions about implants.
Do I Have To Replace My Teeth?
One of the great things about implants is that you have a lot of options. Implants can be used to replace one tooth with a single titanium screw implant and a porcelain cap prosthetic tooth. However, if you have lost more than one tooth, you can get more than one implant done. You can get several teeth implanted on one side for example, which fills in the spaces left by your missing teeth.
You do not have to have your regular teeth pulled in order to get implants. In fact, implants can fill in the spaces left by teeth you are missing. Implants are quite versatile, so a dentist can use them to make your smile look the way it used to. Since implants are crafted to your individual needs, you can keep as many regular teeth as possible.
However, if you have lost nearly all of your teeth, and your remaining teeth are infected or damaged, the dentist may choose to remove your remaining teeth. This is especially true if you have advanced tooth decay and gum disease. Pulling your remaining teeth may help not only your dental health but your overall health as well, especially if you have infected teeth or infected gums.
If you need to have your remaining teeth pulled, there are whole jaw implants available for your upper or lower jaw. There is a technique called All-On-4 procedure. In this procedure, you can have whole mouth implants on only four titanium screws. No matter what kind of implants you need, a dentist can make you smile again.