Teeth For Your Dental Implants: what can implants do?

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?  How Many Implants Do I Need:

The number of implants you need depends on many things:

  • How many teeth are missing?
  • Do you have enough bone for implants?
  • Do you want to replace your teeth permanently (Replacement teeth do not need to come out at night)
  • Do you want a permanent bridge?
  • Do you want something that is removed daily

Dr Baldassarre and your dentist will discuss your treatment options at length with you so that you can make the best, informed decision about what choice is best for you.

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant.

A permanent partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants.

A complete dental prosthesis (permanent OR removable) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.

Implant supported Overdenture:

Implants firmly anchor a denture but teeth come in and out of your mouth.  This provides excellent support and anchorage to your denture.  The denture will not move around in your mouth.

dentures-implants

The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis- commonly called a “Hybrid”  is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Hybrid: 

Permanent replacement of all your teeth using between 4 and 8 implants.  You have your teeth extracted, implants placed and teeth placed in one day.   The teeth are permanent, only the dentist can take them out.

Hybrid 1                 Hybrid with screwdriver

Dr. Baldassarre performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.