Dental implants help you perfect your smile. Yet, as with any big life choice, there are always options you must choose from before making a final decision.
Single and full arch dental implants can both give your smile the strength and beauty it deserves. If you know you need dental implants but aren’t sure which procedure is best for you, here’s our breakdown of each procedure, the differences, and how you can determine which dental implant surgery is right for you.
What is the Difference Between Single and Full Arch Dental Implants?
The differences between each dental implant are minute but can have a massive impact on the outcome of your procedure.
- Single dental implants replace a single missing tooth with one permanent implant connected to the jawbone.
- Full arch dental implants replace an entire bridge of the mouth and have a wide range of dental implants that hold new teeth in place.
Which Process is Right for You?
Getting dental implants is a pivotal moment in anyone’s life. You want to ensure the process you choose is the perfect investment in your oral health.
Before making a final decision, take these three considerations into mind.
Consider Your Dental Work
Single implants are your best option if you are just missing a tooth due to an accident or collision but haven’t had much dental work done in the past. It’s a quick and permanent solution to a major dental problem.
However, if you’ve had a lot of dental work in the past and find yourself repeatedly correcting the same issue as a broken crown, a full arch dental implant is a solution for your entire arch that makes emergency dental visits a thing of the past.
Single procedures add up over time. So, we say save some money and invest in yourself now for a lifetime of great smiles.
The Number of Missing Teeth You Have
If you only have one missing tooth or missing teeth in different parts of your mouth, it may be a better option to seek a single dental implant placement.
Full arch dental implants like our revolutionary All-On-4 procedure ensure all of an arch’s teeth are removed before we place our permanent bridge. So, if you have relatively healthy teeth you may not want to sacrifice a whole arch when we can make a perfectly matching single implant that keeps your smile as uniform as possible.
Underlying Oral Health Issues
Sometimes, single dental implants fail because a person’s jawbone is infected, weakened, or deteriorated.
Full arch dental implants address oral health issues and can even help a person take steps to overcome them. For example, our specialized zygomatic dental implants are a full arch procedure that directly helps stabilize fragile or deteriorating jawbones.
Complete Your Smile in One Day with FastNewSmile®
At FastNewSmile® Dental Implant Center, we believe in helping our patients achieve a perfect smile in no time at all. Our same-day dental implant placement lets you leave our Dallas or Fort Worth office with a new set of teeth and takes weeks off the standard dental implant process.