Told ALL my teeth need to be removed and replaced - is this common?
I am a white male age 33 who smokes and was recently told that due to severe periodontal disease i needed to have my teeth (upper and lower) removed and the dentist recommended they be replaced with implants.
How common is having all of one's teeth replaced with implants versus full plate dentures and do all the teeth come out at once or only a certain number of teeth at one time? At 6 months per implant for upper jaw implants how long does a whole moth procedure take?
I don't want to walk around for 9 to 12 months with no teeth before all the implants are placed - I wont even begin to ask how much something like this should cost - thank you