How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a cornerstone of AOS Oral Surgeons in Peoria. If you have loose, missing, or damaged teeth, our doctors can help. Every year, our doctors work closely with restorative dentists to replace hundreds of damaged and missing teeth with natural-looking, durable restorations. From single-tooth procedures to addressing the entire mouthful of teeth, dental implants are a viable option for almost everyone in Peoria.

Our doctors conduct the full spectrum of oral surgery procedures, including the placement of simple or complex dental implants. Patients rely on their care because of their careful attention to detail and exceptional skills. To provide ideal outcomes, our doctors work to stay current in the latest dental implant technologies and techniques, utilizing X-ray and 3D scans during planning, and intraoperative imaging to direct their surgeries and limit the risk of complications.

Replacing Teeth with Traditional Dental Implants

Dr. Bush, Dr. Otte, and Dr. Schroeder each care for Peoria patients with skill and precision when placing dental implants of any type. For those who are missing one tooth or just a few teeth, traditional dental implants can provide oral restoration—both functionally and aesthetically. Our doctors are able to precisely match new dental implants with your natural teeth, so others will only notice your beautiful smile and won’t be left wondering why your teeth don’t match.

Each traditional dental implant will hold 1-2 teeth and can be used for single replacement or to replace an entire mouthful of teeth. However, there is another optional available to Peoria men and women in need of a full mouth restoration.

Replacing Teeth with All-on-4 Dental Implants

Men and women who require a full set of new teeth can choose to have a less invasive dental implants procedure known as All-on-4 to replace their missing teeth. These implants are man-made tooth roots that are surgically placed in the jawbone, where an entire archful of new teeth will then be placed. As a result of the procedure, patients will enjoy permanent teeth that look and function like natural teeth.

The most common reasons Peoria patients choose All-on-4 is because they:

  • Have lost or require the extraction of multiple teeth
  • Don’t like wearing or can’t tolerate dentures
  • Want a smile that is natural-looking and fully-functional

Our doctors will secure new teeth in place by using 4-6 dental implants in each arch. This option means patients can avoid using one implant per tooth because our doctors are able to strategically place the dental implants at a precise angle, allowing each implant to support more force from the new teeth. Just like traditional dental implants, All-on-4 implants only require normal oral hygiene and are a permanent solution for tooth loss.

Choose AOS Oral Surgeons to Replace Your Missing Teeth

Our doctors value every patient they see at AOS Oral Surgeons; therefore, they spend ample time with every patient, at every visit. During your initial consultation, our doctors will fully examine your mouth, take any needed images, talk to you about your tooth replacement options, and answer any questions or concerns you may have. They will never pressure you to have a procedure but will walk alongside you as you make the decision that is for you.

If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants or schedule an initial consultation, call our doctors today at (309) 326-9250. A member of their friendly team will be ready to help you in any way they can.