If you are considering dental implants or have decided to move forward with replacing your missing teeth with the most natural and longest lasting solution, you may have specific questions about what you can expect. That is why we have compiled some of the most common dental implant FAQ for your convenience, so that you can have most of the basic information available before your initial consultation or treatment.
You don’t necessarily need a new dental implant for each tooth that’s missing. We can use pairs or sets of implants to support multi-tooth or full-arch restorations like the All-on-4® treatment concept. During your exam, Dr. Kazmer will be able to provide you with an estimate as to how many are appropriate for your situation.
We want to help you preserve any healthy natural teeth for as long as possible. However, if your teeth are non-restorable and need to be extracted, dental implants offer the best and most effective form of treatment for missing teeth.
A full arch implant restoration is a multi-tooth, extended bridge that replaces all of the upper or lower teeth at one time. In most cases it’s supported by as few as four implants.
Overdentures or implant supported dentures are dentures that snap onto anywhere from two-four dental implants for more stabilization and security than removable dentures. They can be removed at or affixed and only removed by our periodontist.