Is it possible to replace all of the natural teeth with dental implants?
It is possible to replace all of your natural teeth with dental implants, but it is a complex and costly process that should only be done under the guidance of a qualified dental professional. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth. The number of implants needed, as well as the type and size of the replacement teeth, will vary depending on the individual’s mouth and specific needs. The process of replacing all-natural teeth with dental implants typically requires multiple surgeries and a significant amount of time to complete. It is important to carefully consider all of the potential risks and benefits before making a decision about dental implants.
Are implants better than natural teeth?
The short answer is: no. Your natural teeth, given they are free of tooth decay, and not after root canal procedures are always better! Whether dental implants can be better than your natural teeth that cause you pain or problems depends on the individual situation. In some cases, dental implants can be a good option for replacing missing teeth or providing support for dentures. They can provide a more permanent and stable solution than dentures and can improve the function and appearance of the teeth. However, dental implants require surgery and can be more expensive and time-consuming than other tooth replacement options. Additionally, not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, as they require healthy gums and sufficient bone density in the jaw. It is best to discuss the pros and cons of dental implants with a qualified dental professional to determine if they are the right option for you.
This article is a work in progress and was published on September 18, 2021, and last updated on June 7, 2023.