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If you’re considering dental implants, you may be wondering what kind of replacement teeth are available. There are several options, and the best one for you will depend on many factors, including your budget, lifestyle, and personal preferences. So first, explore your dental implant options: 

If your teeth are severely decayed, Dr. Fetsch will extract them for your more excellent dental health. With over 25,000 dental implants, he designs smiles with artistry and skill. Let our team replace all of your teeth with full arch dental implants. Many patients wish they had received full arch dental implants sooner. Let them tell you their stories here.

At South County Complete Dental, our staff has extensive training and experience. Therefore, we’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions as a guide. Patient education is our top priority so that you can make well-informed decisions. We hope you’ll find it helpful!

Dental implants transform your smile and boost your confidence. They are a popular option for replacing teeth because they’re more natural looking and feeling than dentures. Plus, they also do not require the removal of any healthy tooth structure. In addition, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

For patients suffering from missing multiple teeth, full mouth dental implants are the go-to solution to replace them. Utilizing a post that fuses directly to the jawbone, full mouth dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth and, unlike dentures, preserve facial structure and jaw health.

Dental implants can take several months because the implant needs time to heal and fuse with the bone before the final restorations. You can expect your surgery to last 1 to 2 hours per implant. We can often place temporary teeth on the day of your dental implant surgery.

The placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure, so you may experience some discomfort afterward. However, you should be able to manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication. And once the implants have healed and fused with the bone, you shouldn’t feel any pain, only minor discomfort. If you have concerns about pain or anything else, feel free to call or schedule an appointment.

Full arch dental implants require a healthy bone volume to support your new set of teeth. However, if you’re suffering from limited bone mass in your jaw, you may still be able to get dental implants. In some cases, our dentist may perform a bone graft to increase the volume of your jawbone, allowing the successful placement of implants.

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on many factors, such as the number of teeth replaced and the procedure’s complexity. In general, though, dental implants tend to be more expensive than other types of replacement teeth. However, they’re also a longer-lasting solution, so you may find they’re worth the investment in the long run.

No, dental implants don’t require any special care or maintenance. You should brush and floss them just like you would your natural teeth. And be sure to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

Yes! Dental implants offer several advantages over other types of replacement teeth, such as dentures. They’re more durable and look like natural teeth. Dr. Fetsch ensures your implants fit and feel natural.


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