Replacement of Two Missing Teeth with a Single Implant
In some patients, there are two consecutive missing teeth. In such cases, a single implant can easily replace the two missing teeth. A single implant is placed in the jawbone, and after osseointegration, two crowns are placed over it to fill the gap. But, if the missing teeth are not next to one another, then a single implant cannot be used.
A single dental implant to replace multiple teeth is usually recommended when the jawbone does not have sufficient mass to support multiple implants. If the bone mass is not consistent across the jawbone, then a single implant can be used to replace two consecutive missing teeth.