Get one or two dental implant posts implanted.

by Kelly
(Reading, PA)

my son, age 21, was hit in the mouth and teeth 9 and 10 were knocked out. He needed and received bone grafting. He is ready now for implant crowns, but we are getting conflicting advice as to if he should get one or two dental implant posts implanted. Does anyone have any advice on this?

There appears to be plenty of space for 2 posts. The argument for 2 vs 1 post is that there would be too much pressure on one post, esp. considering it is 9 and 10.

Please reply soon, as we have a couple of consults scheduled and I want us to go into it with any/all needed info.

Thanks! (we have a disc with 3d images, I don't know how to upload to this site)

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by: Sharon B., RDH

Hi Kelly,

The number of posts depends on how many teeth it will be supporting and the health of the bone in the area. If it were me in this area I would opt to receive 2 posts, due to the anatomy of the midline and how the bone and sinus formations are. These teeth will be used daily for biting and cutting food, so the more stability that is there, the better. Especially if he was in need of a graft, you do not want to place too much strain on a single implant post.

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by: Kelly

Thank you for your reply. We were told one post was the way to go to support teeth 9 and 10. Reasons given were one larger post would provide more stability, if they used two in that area, in order to fit, they would have to be too small and longevity would (possibly) not be as good. Also, aesthetically doing only one post is better, as it would be almost impossible to have the proper "v" between the teeth using 2 posts. Seemed to make sense. We were told the same thing by two oral surgeons, so my son made the appointment to have it done.

Thank you again for your reply!

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by: Nancy

Can you explain to me how does one post/implant hold two teeth (abutment and crowns)?

I need implants on #23 & 24 (24 just pulled). There's not much space there. Haven't gone for a consult yet.

Just wondering how this is done.

Thank you.


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by: Sharon B., RDH

Kelly-think of it like a bridge. With a bridge 2 supporting teeth hold 3 crowns. Or even 1 tooth supports 2 crowns. It is the same - one implant supporting 2 crowns on one unique abutment. Implants can be used to replace multiple missing teeth without having to put a post in for every single tooth.

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by: Lea Michelle

When I heard about my implant procedure, my murrells inlet dentist told me that dental implants can be performed in two steps. First, is when the dentist will remove the tooth and make adjustments to the surrounding gums and teeth to make room for the new tooth.

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by: Kelly

As an update, my son has now had the procedure done, he got one post done and has two teeth on it. Another part of the reason to get one post in his case was that b/c he had a lot of bone loss and the way the bone grafting healed, only one larger post was able to be used. He had to use provisional (temporary) crowns for a while, but now has the permanent ones. The look pretty good, if you didn't know they weren't his, you wouldn't know just by looking. The dentist that did the crowns had the lab guy come into the office during the consult to color match and also take up close pics of #7 & #8 so he could match anatomy as close as possible. Overall, I was very impressed with the process and now the result.

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by: Kelly

As an update, my son has now had the procedure done, he got one post done and has two teeth on it. Another part of the reason to get one post in his case was that b/c he had a lot of bone loss and the way the bone grafting healed, only one larger post was able to be used. He had to use provisional (temporary) crowns for a while, but now has the permanent ones. The look pretty good, if you didn't know they weren't his, you wouldn't know just by looking. The dentist that did the crowns had the lab guy come into the office during the consult to color match and also take up close pics of #7 & #8 so he could match anatomy as close as possible. Overall, I was very impressed with the process and now the result.

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by: Julian Thomas

Sharon that commented here, please contact me. I'm a Dentist in Greenville SC.

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by: gerrad

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