20 Mar How Many Dental Implants Can You Get Within a Day?
From experience, I have done 8 on top and below. That is usually enough to support a full set of teeth on the upper and lower jaw. I would not recommend getting more than 8 implants on the top and bottom within a day.
A lot of factors come into play as well. One of the important factor is the following:
- State of remaining bone
- Whether or not the patient is willing to go through extensive bone grafts
There are many factors that will require discussion with the patient to influence the number of implants to place. In an ideal situation where budget is not the key factor, and where there is enough gum and bone to remove the use of bone grafts, it can be possible to put up to 8 implants on top and on the bottom for maximum support.
What You Can Expect From Your First Consultation for Dental Implants
Initial consults for dental implants differ from dentist to dentist. These differences are the result of undergraduate training, postgraduate education, years of experience performing dental implant surgery as well as practice philosophy. Therefore, it is important that you ask questions to clarify doubts during the consultation so that you can make an informed decision.
In my practice, regardless of whether or not a case is easy or complex, I have found over the years that it is always best to be detailed and careful in the initial consult, and to never take shortcuts in the treatment planning stage, to ensure the best possible result.
A typical initial dental implant consult in my practice would involve the following:
- A thorough discussion about your medical and dental histories, especially regarding dental anxiety.
- Full frame DSLR intra-oral photography of all your teeth.
- A 3D intraoral digital scan of your teeth and bite.
- Dental Radiographs : Dental Panoramic X-rays, Periapical X-rays and a 3D CT scan of the planned implant site to measure bone height, width, and density.
- A thorough check on your overall dental health and gum health.
- A discussion regarding all available treatment options, other than dental implants.
- A discussion of risks vs benefits that is pertinent to the case and unique clinical situation.
- A discussion regarding unique expectations and concerns.
After the initial consultation, you should feel that your dentist has presented the information to you clearly, in a way that is easy for you to understand and with all pros and cons discussed openly and honestly.