Yes, if you discuss the issue with an experienced dentist and they agree, you can start over with full mouth dental implants. Is that the right choice for you? Do dental implants really feel like natural teeth?
Before you make a decision, you’ll need to understand the answers to the above questions, as well as learn more about All-on-4 implants, and the possible costs associated with all of your options. Replacing your current teeth with full dental implants is a big decision and you’ll need to understand all of your options and what will happen if you move forward.
Keep in mind that the below information gives you sound groundwork, but you’ll want to ask your dentist any questions you have about your individual dental health needs. Our team is always available to answer questions.
How to Decide Whether to Get Full Dental Implants
First, you’ll want to discuss with your dentist whether your current teeth should truly be extracted. It may be best scenario that there could be repair work done on enough of your teeth that keeping some natural teeth may be a priority.
While dental implants are the most natural solution for artificial teeth and can help maintain your gums and jawbone health, some of your natural teeth may still be worth saving.
Are Your Teeth Salvageable?
Typically, if your teeth are not considered salvageable, it is because of severe tooth decay or severe gum disease.
The best way to make this decision is to talk to a dentist that does it all.
Benefits of Full Dental Implants
If extraction is the right decision for you, then you’ll want to look at your options for full mouth dental implants. The benefits of full dental implants over a more traditional option, like dentures, is extraordinary. With dental implants, your teeth will never slide around. No one will ever need to know you have artificial teeth at all. For maintenance, you’ll only need to brush and floss and water pik, like you would with natural teeth. This is compared with dentures, where your gums and jawbone won’t be as healthy over time and you will need to work on cleaning your dentures to keep good hygiene. Dentures are also like the stars – they come out at night. So if you don’t want to constantly remove your false teeth every night, then implants are for you. There is more maintenance involved with traditional denture as they wear and break.
As for full mouth dental implants, you have the option of replacing each tooth or getting All on 4 implants. While you can replace each individual tooth with implants, it is more cost-effective to consider Clear Choice dental implants, also known as All-on-4 or AO4 implants.
What Are Clear Choice Dental Implants?
To replace each individual tooth with dental implants is costly. All on 4 dental implants will install four or six implants into each arch, for eight to twelve implants total. The Clear Choice implants are then placed as a solid piece on each arch.
Care and moving forward is very similar to getting full mouth dental implants but at a much lower cost. You still have the benefits of full dental implants, like solid teeth and a beautiful smile you can be proud of.
How Much Do Full Dental Implants Cost?
How much does it cost to get a full mouth of dental implants? Let’s do a cost breakdown!
If getting full mouth dental implants, where you are replacing each individual tooth, the cost will range between $2,000 to $5,000 per tooth. This depends on what kind of additional dental work you may need as part of the procedure. For most individuals, the cost averages to $4,000 per tooth. Full mouth dental implants will likely cost $80k to $100k. For some individuals, this will be the right decision. For others, this may be out of reach.
For All-on-4 dental implants cost will range between $36k to $60k. This represents a cost of $18k to $30k per arch.
How to Move Forward with Tooth Replacement
You never want to go through a full mouth tooth replacement alone. From the decision to extract all of your current teeth, to what to do for a replacement, you need a solid team at your back. Make sure to visit your dentist’s office and discuss your options with them. This isn’t something you should feel you’re doing alone.
You can have a beautiful and full smile. You can get your dental health where you want it to be.
Do you have questions on how to get there? Contact our office with your questions today!