Considered to be the most long-lasting solution to missing teeth, dental implants are titanium posts that work as roots to support artificial teeth. Dr. Darian Hampton has treated countless patients with dental implants in North Dallas. Many of his patients, particularly those who are missing several or all of their teeth, wonder how many dental implants can be placed at one time. Here, Dr. Hampton discusses the answer in detail.
Understanding How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants can support dental crowns, bridges and dentures. If there is only one missing tooth, a dental crown can be used to replace it, with a dental implant used to support the crown. A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is used to bridge the gap between missing teeth. One dental implant per missing tooth is typically used to anchor the bridge.
Implant supported dentures can be used to replace a full set of missing teeth. Anywhere from four to eight implants can be used to support a full arch. The implants will be strategically placed in your mouth to ensure your dentures are as stable as possible. The exact number of implants needed varies and will ultimately depend on your individual situation. When determining how many implants you need, Dr. Hampton will take several factors into consideration including the quality and volume of jawbone at each potential implant site. Dr. Hampton utilizes the most advanced methods and technology available in implant dentistry to design treatment plans for his patients that will achieve the most successful dental implant results.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants have several benefits over other dental restorations. With dental implants, you can:
- Eat, chew and speak without worrying that your teeth will shift or slip out
- Enjoy a natural-looking smile with custom-made dental restorations that resemble your natural teeth.
- Restore a normal-looking facial appearance.
- Prevent bone loss by keeping the jawbone stimulated with normal chewing.
- Smile confidently again!
To learn more about dental implants, including whether they are right for you, please schedule a private appointment with Dr. Hampton.