algodones Baja California.dental clinic specialist in all on four

In Custom Dental Art,

DDS Christian Corrales Fierro  

He will be happy to assist you to this service.

How to know how many dental implants you need?

 

People have 32 natural teeth. These are 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars and 12 molars (including wisdom teeth, although they do not erupt in all cases).

Dentistry’s main objective is to take care of the health of our teeth and, when the time comes, give us a solution to replace the missing tooth or teeth.

Among the treatments that exist today, tooth implants or dental implants are the solution with the best aesthetic results and comfort for the patient.

But how many tooth implants are needed to restore a smile and chewing function?

This is one of the questions most frequently asked by patients who need to replace one, several or all of their missing teeth.

Previously, it was thought that as many tooth implants are needed as natural teeth are missing. But this is only the case when 1 or 2 natural teeth have to be replaced. The current trend in implantology is bone preservation, which is achieved by using the optimal number of implants and with the appropriate intervention protocols.

In this way, to restore 3 contiguous teeth, 2 implants are normally needed, since the prosthesis is fixed on them, with which the aesthetics and function of the 3 lost teeth are recovered.

To solve 4 absences located contiguously, 3 implants will normally suffice. Depending on the occlusion and taking into account the situation of the opposite arch, the oral surgeon may recommend placing 2 implants on which a section of teeth will be fixed.

For 5 adjoining teeth, 3 implants are needed.

For 6 or 7 consecutive absences 4 dental implants are required.

The following table summarizes the equivalence between dental absences and implants necessary to perform an oral rehabilitation:

algodones Baja California.dental clinic specialist in all on four

Absences
2 teeth
3 teeth (contiguous)
4 teeth (contiguous)
5 teeth (contiguous)
6/7 teeth (contiguous)

Tooth implants
2 implants
2 implants
2/3 implants
3 implants
4 implants

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To rehabilitate a full arch it is not necessary to use as many implants as there were natural teeth. In this way, in the upper jaw it will suffice to place 6 to 8 implants. In the lower jaw or jaw they are usually placed between 4 and 6.

So with 10-14 implants we can recover the aesthetics and chewing function of the 32 natural teeth.

In the following table we can see the equivalences: de dientes para rehabilitar toda la boca

To rehabilitate a full arch it is not necessary to use as many implants as there were natural teeth. In this way, in the upper jaw it will suffice to place 6 to 8 implants. In the lower jaw or jaw they are usually placed between 4 and 6.
So with 10-14 implants we can recover the aesthetics and chewing function of the 32 natural teeth.
In the following table we can see the equivalences:

In the following table we can see the equivalences:

Dental absences Implants

Upper arch (16 teeth) 

Lower arch (16 teeth) 

algodones Baja California.dental clinic specialist in all on four

In the following table we can see the equivalences:

Dental absences Implants

 6/8 tooth implants

 4/6 tooth implants

To rehabilitate a full arch

To rehabilitate a full arch it is not necessary to use as many implants as there were natural teeth. In this way, in the upper jaw it will suffice to place 6 to 8 implants. In the lower jaw or jaw they are usually placed between 4 and 6.
So with 10-14 implants we can recover the aesthetics and chewing function of the 32 natural teeth.
In the following table we can see the equivalences:

At Custom Dental Art, we provide patients with implant supported dentures to give them a dependable and durable alternative to dentures, dental bridges, and traditional dental implants. If you come to Algodones, B.C., we encourage you to call (928) 610 82 82 schedule a consultation so we can examine you and determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure,  Or chat with us click here.

 

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Zip Code 21970

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