My teeth are in really bad shape. I have missing teeth and the teeth I have left are not in the best condition. I am looking to replace quite a few and wanted to know how many teeth can one person have implanted. Please help!
How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?
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One to twenty eight
How many teeth can implants replace
There were times when it doesn't make sense to perform extensive treatment to save a tooth versus replacing it with an implant. The wonderful thing about replacing teeth with dental implants, especially for somebody who's been cavity prone, is that they will never get a cavity.
If all teeth are missing then 4 to 8 implants are needed in each arch (upper arch or lower arch)
Available bone is the key to how many implants an be placed. That is why bone grafts are beneficial when needed. All of the above is discussed viewing fixed crown and bridge as the final restoration. If one wishes removable denture that snap or screw in, then different options exist. There is always a good answer for any dental condition.
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Number of Teeth That Can Be Replaced With Dental Implants
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth in your mouth. You however do not require an implant for each tooth being replaced and instead a few implants can be bridged together to replace multiple teeth.
How many teeth can be replaced by implants?
The primary limitation on the number of teeth that can be replaced by dental implants is the quality and quantity of bone. If your teeth are generally a disaster, then perhaps you remove all the teeth and have a hybrid denture made over five or six implants. There are a variety of options when it comes to implant supported teeth. To answer your question appropriately would involve a thorough examination of your teeth and gums including full mouth x-rays and photographs. Each tooth should be evaluated for its long term prognosis, and any tooth that has a poor prognosis should be removed as part of a comprehensive plan. From what you state in your question, a simple answer just isn't possible without knowing all of the details.
Dental Implants are amazing!
Often times we can replace a whole arch or row of teeth and even a full mouth of teeth by utilizing dental implants. You may want to look into the "All on Four" or "Teeth in a Day" procedure. For example, on one arch or jaw, we are able to remove the bad teeth, place four to six implants and then have a full set of fixed teeth attached to those implants. This procedure again can help replace a full arch of teeth or a full mouth, depending on the situation. Many patients opt for this treatment versus having say 10 or more individual implants to replace each missing tooth separately.
Teeth replacement with implants
You can replace all your teeth with implants. However it's not recommended to have each tooth individually replaced with an implant. If you’re missing all your upper teeth, you would need 8–10 implants. The same stands for the lower. If extensive bone grafting is required, you might be advised to get a full arch restoration on 6 implants or all-on-four.
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How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants
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