In which cases can implants be placed?
Dental implants can be placed in the inferior or superior jawbone to replace one or several missing teeth and also to replace a removable prosthesis with a fixed prosthesis, or to prevent your removable prosthesis from moving.
In case of tooth loss, an implant can be placed in gap left by the missing tooth. A crown is then placed on the implant. This new tooth then has equivalent aspect and functionalities as natural teeth.
When two or more adjacent teeth are lost, implants can be placed in the gaps left by the missing teeth. Depending on the case, it is not obligatory to place an implant for each missing tooth. Unitary crowns or bridges are then fixed on the implants.
In case of a totally toothless mandible or maxilla:
- A complete fixed bridge can be realised on several implants
- A complete removable prosthesis can be stabilised thanks to several implants.
The number of implants placed varies depending on the quality of the bone, the type of prosthesis and its location (superior or inferior jawbone).
2 implants can be sufficient in the mandible for stabilising a complete prosthesis (or 4 at the maxilla). The implants are connected by a bar.