About implant & over dentures; what is the maximum number of mini implants in the upper & lower ridges I can get?

what is the maximum number of mini implants & the maximum number of conventional implants in upper &lower ridges ?

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There are 2 ways of restoring this , the first one could be with Snapindentures,

 with 8 minimplants, upper and 8 minimplants lower,

you will have a strong support with  snapindentures,

 and you will have a great result within a couple of days,

 shape size and even color,

 you will have that smile you always wanted back with a great confort and support.


All on 4 By Nobel Biocare,

its the best way to go if what you want is a screw retained  bar,

that you do not remove ,

 also you will have a strong solution,

 extractions (if you need them) and immediate setting of implants are done at the same proceedure,

and within acouple of days, you will be able to enjoy, a great smile ,

 with strenght and confort,

that smile you always wanted, this is the moment, shape, size and even color, you will be able to change.

 But yes, you have asolution!

Mini implants vs conventional implants

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Mini-implants are considered as temporary although I have seen them up to 5 years in some mouths. Conventional implants have a much better track record of retention for dentures. As to how many, it depends on how much bone you have for solid placement. The upper jaw has a softer bone and may require as many as 6-8 implants for most tooth replacements. It also depends on the type of tooth replacement such as an overdenture removable or a fixed non-removable prosthesis.

The lower jaw typically has a harder type of bone and often you can place 4-6 implants and still be successful.

Hope this helps.

Maximum Implants

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Why get mini implants when you can get regular implants? The regular implants give you a better chance with predictable results and options in the future. The cost is about the same between the two implants. The maximum number of dental implants you can get in the upper and bottom ridges all depends on the amount of bone that you have left, and the type of prosthesis you plan on getting. They are many factors involved with choosing the number of implants to restore. 

Arnau Aparicio, DDS
Houston Dentist

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