If only one tooth is to be replaced, generally a porcelain crown will be attached to a single implant fixture. If a few teeth are missing, likely more that one fixture will be required. Not necessarily one fixture per tooth, however, as 3 or 4 tooth bridge can often be attached to two implants, one at each end of the bridge. If a full arch (all the upper or all the lower teeth missing) is to be restored, several fixtures can be placed, with the denture either screwed to or clipped onto the fixtures.
Dental implant treatment can tend to initially be more costly than more conventional treatment options, however as it provides a very long term solution over time the cost is often comparable.
Dr. Walsh has over 25 years experience with providing implant based solutions for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you would like to know more please give us a ring, book in for a consultation, or feel free to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.