When patients need to replace missing teeth, they often think of false teeth like their grandparents used to wear or a bridge where the neighboring teeth are taken down. Compared to these other options, dental implants provide the most natural feeling and longest lasting results. Because they are made of titanium, you cannot get cavities on them. Other benefits of dental implants are that they provide additional support for the neighboring teeth, help preserve the jaw bone and cleaning and maintenance is similar to having natural teeth.
What are full mouth dental implants?
Dental implants alone can replace a single tooth or provide support for one or both sides of a dental bridge. However, there are times when patients are missing all their teeth in the dental arch but are concerned about full dentures functioning as they would like. In situations such as this, Dr. Mark A. Wong may recommend the use of full mouth dental implants. Instead of a dental implant for each tooth, the full mouth dental implants use special mini dental implants that hold a full denture in place and stabilize it for the best function and appearance. This is the most desirable option for many of our patients considering dentures but worried about fit and grip.
What are the benefits of full arch dental implants?
Full arch dental implants are:
- A smart investment
- A long-term and permanent option
- Best for patients with complete dentures
Are dental implants for seniors?
Patients of all ages can take advantage of these long-term solutions for their smiles. It is best for patients to have a full evaluation performed by Dr. Mark A. Wong of Walnut Creek, California to ensure that they are a good fit for this restoration. Other options, such as bridges and dentures, are also available at our practice for patients to consider.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
The first step is booking an appointment at our Walnut Creek, CA area practice. Call (925) 678-5600 to request a visit with our dentist and decide if dental implants are right for you! Our state-of-the-art dental facility is conveniently located at 3075 Citrus Circle, Suite 204.