How Many Dental Implants Will I Need for Implant Dentures?

Implant dentures are innovative missing teeth replacement solutions that offer patients a more secure, comfortable alternative to traditional dentures. By combining the advantages of dental implants and custom dentures, individuals who are missing most or all of their teeth can experience results that look, function, and feel much more like natural teeth.

In general, implant dentures that are being utilized for full teeth replacement on the upper or lower dental arch require only a few dental implants to successfully and comfortably stabilize the denture. For some patients, two to four dental implants are sufficient. For others, six or more implants may be necessary.

A number of unique factors are taken into account when determining the number of implants required for the best results. One of the most important indicators is the level of jawbone density in certain areas of the mouth. The dental implants will need to be placed in specific areas to properly anchor the custom denture, and these areas will need to have strong enough bone volume to adequately accommodate the implant. Bone in the upper jaw is often softer than bone in the lower jaw; therefore, an upper denture may need as many as four to six dental implants, while the lower jaw may require as few as two implants for a full lower-arch denture. Additionally, patients who are being treated with partial implant dentures do not typically need as many implants for effective support when compared to those who need full dentures.

Dr. Sameet Sheth offers a variety of implant denture options, including the All-On-4® and All-On-6 techniques. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sheth will examine your oral structures and determine the exact number of dental implants necessary for your implant denture to produce the best results possible.

If you would like to learn more about implant dentures or other options for missing teeth replacement, please contact us today.