No Matter How Many Teeth You’ve Lost, Dental Implants Can Work to Restore Your Smile
When patients come to us multiple front teeth, Dr. Mazhari understands that both esthetics and function are an important part of the each patient’s objectives. You might think of dental implants as being something for people who only need one tooth replaced, or people who have no teeth and want to get a full mouth of implants to replace dentures. The truth is that dental implants can replace any number of teeth, and they can replace teeth no matter where in the mouth they are missing. This is because there are many different types of implants available, so no matter how many missing teeth you have, implants could work for you.
Implants for Missing Teeth in a Row
While a single dental implant to replace one tooth consists of the titanium implant itself and the crown, for multiple missing teeth in a row, the implants used are different. Rather than having a row of artificial teeth with each one supported by an individual titanium post, a row of crowns will be supported by only a few implants. The exact number of implants per number of crowns varies depending on the type of implants and on the recommended treatment plan developed by Dr. Mazhari.
Implants for Missing Teeth in Different Parts of the Mouth
A single implant can replace one tooth, and multiple single implants can be used to replace two or more missing teeth that in different places in the mouth. In some situations, implants can also be used to secure a dental bridge or partial denture. This can be a good solution for missing teeth that are near each other but not consecutive.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Using Multiple Implants
If you are missing all or nearly all of your teeth, it is indeed possible to restore your full smile with dental implants. Full mouth cases usually require four to six titanium implants per arch, with an arch referring to an upper arch and lower arch. There are numerous options available for full mouth cases for people who have been without their teeth for a long time. If, after years of wearing dentures, your jaw bone has atrophied (deteriorated) too much for dental implants to be supported, there are still options. Some types of implants are designed to work with less jaw bone and often work for people who are not able to get regular implants. Smaller or angled implants with Dr. Mazhari can solve problems with placement for many patients.
The Implant Process
Getting dental implants starts with an exam and consultation. If your health and the general condition of your mouth makes you a dental implant candidate, your journey to permanent teeth replacement can begin. When the surgical placement of the implants is completed, healing time is required before the crowns can be placed on top of the implants.
Preparing for Step One, Contact Dr. Mazhari for Your Dental Implant Evaluation
Call our dental implant office in Alexandria to set up a consultation appointment for multiple implants with Dr. Mazhari, who will conduct a thorough oral exam, and will ask you health questions, because both your overall and oral health are important to the success of implants.