Why Multiple Dental Implants?
For people who are missing a number or all of their teeth, the answer may be having multiple implants placed to restore their smile. Multiple implants may be used to place bridges on, or to help retain partials and dentures.
Multiple Implants for Bridges
If you are missing three or more teeth in a row it may be possible to place an implant at each end of the space and then connect them with a fixed bridge.
If you are missing all of your teeth it may be possible to have multiple implants placed and a long fixed bridge to replace all the missing teeth.
Multiple Implants for Supporting Removable Partials and Dentures
If you have a removable partial denture with wires or clasps that wrap around your front teeth to hold it in, it may be possible to use implants to help secure your partial. By doing this, you would no longer need to have the wire clasps on your partial, there would be less damage to your teeth since the wire clasps would be gone, your partial would be more secure and it would last longer.
If you have complete dentures, implants may be placed with attachments on them that can help hold your dentures into place. This can be done with as few as two implants to help with retention of your denture, or five to six implants to help with retention and stability of your denture. In some cases we are able to eliminate the roof of the mouth from the upper denture because of the support of the implants.
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