How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants?
- Posted on: Mar 10 2015
Patients with missing teeth are often embarrassed about the empty space in their smile. They are also at risk for oral health issues like bone loss. Ardmore implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall has experience helping patients who have lost teeth completely restore the look and feel of their smiles.
Dental implants are the only option for tooth replacement above and below the surface of the gums. It is also a versatile solution, supporting multiple types of restorations to replace one or more teeth.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Marshall might recommend the following implant restorations:
- Single tooth replacement with a custom dental crown
- Replacing several lost teeth in a row with an implant-supported bridge or partial denture
- Replacement of the entire upper or lower dental arch with implant-supported dentures
If you’re missing multiple teeth, it is generally not necessary to get the equivalent number of dental implants. For example, an implant-supported bridge or partial denture replacing three or four teeth can usually be anchored with just two implants. Dentures for an entire row of teeth, meanwhile, can be held in place through strategic placement of four to six implants.
After completing a full assessment of your mouth, Dr. Marshall will be able to discuss how many dental implants will be required to meet your tooth replacement needs. She can also discuss suitable restoration options during the initial consultation.
Find out how our Ardmore implant dentistry services can help you: Contact The Office of Lindsey F. Marshall, DMD, online or call (610) 649-0696 today.
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