Multiple Teeth Replacement

Dental implants can be predictably used to replace missing 2 or more adjacent teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace each individual missing tooth or support bridge work. In most cases, it is not required to use one implant per missing tooth. The position of implants are strategically selected based on the quality and quantity of the bone and the area that the future prosthetic teeth need the most support.

Dental implants can also be used to replace your removable partial or complete denture. Contrary to what many patients think, replacing each missing tooth with a single implant is usually not required or even desired in most situations. For example, individuals that are missing all their teeth typically only need 4-8 implants to replace an entire arch of teeth depending on their specific situation. Multiple titanium implants can be placed in a single surgical visit, and after a short healing time, porcelain teeth or bridgework is placed on top.

During the healing time, which varies from as little as 1-2 weeks to 6 months depending on the specific situation, a temporary appliance is worn. Therefore, you would never be without teeth during the process.