To get implants how much space is need between teeth and roots?

How do the roots need to be In order to be a good candidate?

Doctor Answers (3)

Bone Support

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Although dental implants do encourage natural bone formation, there needs to be enough space between them and otherwise healthy teeth so that the stability of the implant or tooth is not compromised. The more space between the implant and the tooth, the better. You may want to ask your dentist about bone grafting if bone height is inadequate in other areas.


Australia Cosmetic Dentist

Space between implant and root

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Minimum of 1.5 mm space is needed between implant and root of a tooth. This is to ensure presence of adequate bone to prevent bone loss. Also prevents  damage to root of the tooth. 

Safe to have 2 mm. Depending on experience of the surgeon.  

Elly Tehrani, DMD, MSD
Toronto Cosmetic Dentist

Space required

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generally 3mm ideal. 1mm near apex can work. So a 4.3 mm implant would ideally like 8-10 mm between two tooth roots

Bill Williams, DMD, MAGD
Suwanee Cosmetic Dentist
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