How Many Dental Implants Will I Need for My Implant Denture?
Implant dentures combine two effective missing teeth replacement techniques, allowing them to work together to provide exceptional results. These advanced treatment options can help patients replace multiple missing teeth – or full sets of missing teeth – by using a select number of dental implants to provide stabilization and support for a customized denture appliance. To determine the exact number of dental implants that can yield the best possible outcome, our cosmetic dentist will need to evaluate your oral structures and analyze the current density of bone in your jaw. Although some patients require only two to four implants to secure an upper or lower denture, others may need more implants to provide the appliance with the strongest level of security and stability.
Ultimately, the number of implants that may be necessary for an implant denture will depend on your unique needs and goals. Factors that will be taken into consideration include how many teeth are being replaced in a specific area, whether you are receiving a partial denture or a full denture, whether the implant denture is being placed on the upper or lower dental arch, the quality of bone in the treatment areas, and other components. Once Dr. Pollack has examined you and x-rays have been taken, he can provide you with more details as to the specific number of dental implants that will be most likely to provide a durable, secure foundation for the denture appliance. Although this varies from patient to patient, one of the chief benefits of implant dentures is their ability to provide comprehensive replacement without the need to utilize a dental implant for each missing tooth.
If you have more questions about implant dentures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about your missing teeth replacement options, please contact Beautiful Smiles today!