Number of Implants
The number of dental implants is not necessarily the same as the number of teeth that are to be substituted. Various missing teeth can be rehabilitated with a minimal number of implants that ensure good aesthetic and functional results.
In the process of total dental rehabilitation, where all the teeth are substituted, the number of implants is a fairly controversial issue.
The choice of placing 4, 6 or 8 implants is directly related to a number of different factors, particularly the quantity and quality of the underlying bone structure. Although some clinics advocate the indiscriminate placement of 4 implants to rehabilitate the jaws, this number can be insufficient and should only be used in some cases. If 4 implants are generally sufficient in the lower jaw (which has a good bone quality), in terms of the upper jaw (where the bone quality is inferior) 4 implants must be viewed as a solution only in a few situations where there is a need to compromise. It is therefore imperative to understand the specific needs and characteristics of each individual patient.
Since each individual patient is a unique case in a medical context, it is possible to determine the type of rehabilitation and the number of implants that need to be inserted only after a rigorous clinical and radiographic diagnosis.
Thus, at the Implantology Institute clinical decisions are based on rigorous scientific criteria that allow us to offer aesthetic and long-term solutions, minimizing the risks that indiscriminate solutions entail for patients.