Dental Implants: Are They Always the Best Solution?
At Greater Pittsburgh Dental Implants & Periodontics in Allison Park we have been placing dental implants for over 30 years. Even so, Dr. Weingarden and Dr. Bakuri will tell you that dental implants are not always the best treatment option. There are many factors that determine when a tooth should be extracted, and whether or whether not the best option for replacing them is the dental implant option.
We’ve all seen advertisements for “same day, low cost, made affordable” dentures, and certainly these “denture mills” serve a purpose for people who have no other options for saving their teeth. As a matter of fact, patients often say to us, “Just take them all out”. Sometimes that is the only solution, when teeth have reached the point of no return. Then maybe full-mouth extractions with implant-supported dentures are the way to go. But what if some of the teeth are treatable? There may be other options that would provide a more comfortable and possibly even less costly plan than full-mouth extractions.
But how does a patient know which treatment option will provide the most predictable, long-lasting results for them? If you are frustrated with your dental situation or need help in finding out the best answer for you, consult with a good periodontist. They will assess your situation and discuss ALL treatment options. From there you can make an informed decision and one that you can live with for many years to come.