About full mouth dental implants
Berkeley full mouth dental implant specialist, Dr. Tapaltsyan, believes everyone deserves a beautiful, full set of functioning teeth. Full mouth dental implants are most often the best restoration choice when missing all of your teeth, missing multiple teeth or having severely decayed teeth that are no longer functional. Full arch implants are used to restore an entire upper or lower arch of teeth in one complete custom made implant-supported bridge. The implants are strategically placed throughout the arch to stimulate the jaw bone and support the new bridge of teeth.
Berkeley Hills Dentistry has created a seamless and stress-free process for patients. From the initial consultation to implant surgery to the final restoration, everything is taken care of under one roof. Dr. Tapaltsyan also utilizes the latest dental technology, which helps accurately guide the surgery while drastically cutting down operation time.
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About Dr. Vagan Tapaltsyan, DDS PhD
A Berkeley resident since 2010, Dr Tapaltsyan received both his DDS and PhD in Craniofacial Sciences from UCSF School of Dentistry. He went on to complete post-doctoral studies at Harvard, concurrently with holding the rank of Assistant Professor and Director of Evidence-Based Dentistry Program at UCSF. Dr Tapaltsyan has completed over a thousand total smile reconstructions and has helped hundreds of dentists improve their skills in this subject, as a core instructor of UCSF’s post-graduate Dental Implantology Residency Program.
In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching, Dr. Tapaltsyan's research deals with dental implantology and dental biology, which can one day help us grow new teeth and bone. An innovator in the field of dental implants, he holds several patents on key implant improvements, has authored many research articles and book chapters on this subject, as well as lecturing internationally.
For his research efforts in the field of implantology and dental developmental biology, Dr. Tapaltsyan has been honored with the Ruth L Kurschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as awards from American Association of Oral Biologists, Society of Craniofacial Genetics and Developments Biology, and American Dental Association (ADA).
Initial Consultation Appointment:
At your initial consultation, Dr Tapaltsyan will do a comprehensive examination of your teeth and jawbone and review both surgical and restorative options. Dr Tapaltsyan will also go over all benefits, risks, and alternatives to full mouth implants. He will show you examples of cases and models of different kinds of teeth as well as models of implants. Dr Tapaltsyan only places Straumann implants, which are the most advanced implants in the field. In order to properly assess each patient and determine if you are a candidate for full mouth implants, Dr Tapaltsyan will need to review a 3-D Xrays of your jaws, known as a CT-scan. If you recently had a CT scan taken, please arrange for it to be transferred to us or bring a copy with you. If not, we will need to take one at your consultation - the cost for CT is $435 (to be credited towards your case). Once determined that you are a candidate for full mouth implants, you will receive an all-inclusive estimate for your treatment and will be able to schedule your following appointment.