Depending on how many teeth you`re missing, you may have asingle, partial, or complete prosthesis. The more teeth to be replaced, the more implants you will need. For most people, a permanent prosthesis won`t be made until the jawbone has fusedto the implants. Until then, a temporary prosthesis may be used.
A single prosthesis is used to replace a missing tooth. One implant is all that`s needed for support.
A partial prosthesis replaces two or more teeth. Two or three implants are used for support.
A complete denture prosthesis replaces all the teeth in an upper or lower jaw, or both.
The number of implants needed depends on whether a fixed or removable prosthesis is used.
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