How Many Teeth on One Implant?
How many teeth can be supported on one implant? Can one dental implant be used for two teeth? Find out the number of implants you need to replace your teeth in this guide by Dental Care Plus.
Updated: 26th November 2019
Ideally one implant would support one tooth, allowing for greater distribution of tension when biting. However, implants can be used to support adjacent teeth when quality of the bone and its density is suitable, and a dental bridge is used. For instance, it is possible to support a full set of 10 replacement teeth on six dental implants.
A single dental implant is usually all that is required to replace one missing tooth. In some cases when there isn’t enough jawbone to support an implant, or the implant would be in a sensitive location, your dentist may use two implants on either side of the tooth for support.
Using one dental implant for two teeth
One dental implant cannot be used for two teeth. Dental bridges can be used to support multiple missing teeth instead of using a dental implant for each replacement tooth.
How Many dental implants can you have?
32 dental implants – one for each missing tooth. While this will give the best support for replacement teeth, using fewer dental implants is recommended when suitable to reduce the overall cost of treatment.
How many dental implants do you need?
The number of dental implants you need will depend on the amount of bone density you have and its overall quality. In general, the lower jawbone has higher bone density and requires fewer dental implants than the upper jawbone. If overdentures or detachable bridges are used, then fewer dental implants are required to support these dental solutions. Below are guidelines for the average number of dental implants replacing missing teeth:
|Replacement teeth treatments||Average dental implants needed|
|How many implants needed for a single tooth replacement?||1|
|How many implants needed for replacing two teeth||1-2|
|How many implants needed for replacing three teeth||2|
|How many implants needed for replacing four teeth||2-3|
|How many implants needed for replacing full lower jaw of teeth*||2-6|
|How many implants needed for replacing full lower jaw of teeth*||6-8|
|How many implants needed for replacing all full mouth of teeth*||8-14|
*Lower numbers are for these treatments include overdenture or detachable bridge solutions, while the higher numbers are got full dental implant teeth replacements.
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We can provide dental implants for under the UK average. Whether you need a single tooth or full jaw of teeth replaced we have suitable options to suit your needs. Get in touch with us today for more information or view our pricing online.