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Dental implant FAQs

Is a dental implant be needed for each missing tooth?

When more than one dental implant is placed, they are normally connected in the same way as a conventional dental bridge.

You do not need an implant to replace each of your missing teeth, particularly in a case where there are no teeth remaining. One dental implant can support two or more replacement teeth.

Full arch dental implant cases

In full jaw cases, sometimes several small bridges with a few teeth are built, rather than one bridge.  The number and position of the implants – as well as the bone depth and density (taken using a 3D CBCT scan) – will establish the option most suitable for the patient.

Although we naturally have 16 teeth on each jaw / arch – including wisdom teeth – only 12 teeth are sufficient to restore a patient’s complete chewing ability. 12 teeth can be supported successfully on between six and eight implants on the upper arch, and two to four implants on the lower arch.

Compared to conventional bridges, dental implant-supported bridges are structurally far stronger.

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