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How Many Teeth Can Be Supported By Implants?
single tooth implant

All the common forms of tooth replacement, such as bridges or dentures can be replaced by dental implants.

If you are missing just one natural tooth, then one implant is normally all that will be needed, bigger spaces created by two or more missing teeth do not always need one implant per tooth; however the exact number of implants will depend upon the quality and volume of bone at each potential implant site.
The bone in the lower jaw is usually stronger than the upper.

Over dentures If you have no teeth in the lower jaw, and are not yet ready for multiple implant placements, a conventional lower denture can be considerably improved with two implants placed beneath the front section - this is called an ‘overdenture’.


The same overdenture concept when used to treat the upper jaw will usually require more implants as the bone is generally softer. Implant-supported overdentures, just like conventional dentures are still removed for daily cleaning, however, once back in the mouth, the implants make them much more stable.



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