I Have More Than One Missing Tooth — Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

Dec 13, 2023
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I Have More Than One Missing Tooth — Can I Still Get Dental Implants?

Missing teeth can be a source of discomfort and self-consciousness, but don’t worry — dental implants might be the solution you’ve been looking for. If you have multiple missing teeth, you might wonder if dental implants are still a viable option. That’s where we come in. 

At Chroma Dental, located in the Midtown East area of New York City, Yev Davydov, DDS, Brianna Davydov, DDS, and our dedicated team offer dental implants as a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth and improve your overall oral health. 

The basics of dental implants

Dental implants are more than replacements for missing teeth; they’re a game-changer for oral health. Here’s a quick rundown: 

Implant structure

Dental implants consist of a titanium post, surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. 


This connector attaches the implant to the replacement tooth or set of teeth. 

Crown or prosthesis

The visible part of the implant, resembling a natural tooth, is the crown or prosthesis. 

Multiple missing teeth 

It’s a misconception that dental implants are only suitable for single-tooth replacements. Advancements in dental implant technology make them an excellent option for those with multiple missing teeth. Here’s what you need to know: 

Implant-supported bridges

If you have consecutive missing teeth, an implant-supported bridge might be the ideal solution. It involves placing implants at either end of the gap to attach a bridge, effectively “bridging” the space. 

All-on-4 or all-on-6

If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, options like all-on-4 or all-on-6 implant-supported dentures provide a secure and functional alternative to traditional dentures. 

Full mouth reconstruction

In cases of extensive tooth loss, a comprehensive approach known as full mouth reconstruction may involve a combination of dental implants, bridges, and crowns to restore functionality and aesthetics. 

Factors influencing candidacy

While dental implants are versatile, individual factors influence candidacy: 

Bone density

Adequate jawbone density is crucial for implant stability; bone grafting may be necessary if you lack sufficient bone. 

Oral health 

Good oral hygiene is paramount. Gum disease or untreated cavities can impact the success of dental implants. 

Overall health

Certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, may affect healing after implant surgery. Open communication with our team is vital. 


Having more than one missing tooth doesn’t mean settling for discomfort or insecurity. Dental implants offer a transformative solution, even if you’re missing multiple teeth. Whether it’s an implant-supported bridge, all-on-4, or a comprehensive full-mouth reconstruction, advancements in dental technology provide options tailored to your unique needs. 


If you’re ready to learn more about dental implants and if it’s the right solution for you, call our office at 646-933-8174 or visit our website to request an appointment today!