Till now, we all have an idea of how dental implants function or what are they actually made of. So, in this blog, we would be talking about the different types of dental implants that are created of Titanium and attached directly to the jawbone. They are available in multiple sizes and heights.
The 3 common types of dental implants patients can choose from are:
1. Endosteal Implants
2. Subperiosteal Implants
3. Zygomatic Implants
Endosteal implants are placed directly into the jawbone. It is the most common implant used in dentistry. The two most common are cylinder and blade type. They function great but require a healthy jawbone to fuse to. The process is completed in 2 steps. However, the second sitting of surgery needs to be done after the primary surgery. This attaches an artificial tooth on a bridge or denture.
Subperiosteal implant is a major alternative to Endosteal implants. They are placed under the gum but on and above the jawbone. This implant works great for patients who do not have a healthy natural jawbone. Subperiosteal implant is suitable for patients who do not want to undergo a bone augmentation procedure.
A zygomatic implant is the least preferred type of dental implant and comes with the most complicated procedure. This should only be picked if you don’t have enough jawbone for the endosteal implant. The implant is placed in the patient’s cheekbone rather than jawbone.
Some other alternatives of dental implants:
A mini dental implant is toothpick size implant that is narrow. Their primary objective is to stabilize a lower denture. They are less attractive and innovative, however still a preferred option to look into.
All-On-4 is an alternative for placing a full set of top or bottom replacement teeth. 4 dental implants are placed in the available bone. The beauty of an All-On-4 dental implant is that you do not need a dental implant for each and every missing tooth. You just need 4 precisely placed implants on top of your mouth and 4 on the bottom to get back that beautiful smile. Since the implant is made of titanium, it has the ability to fuse to living bone and function as a part of it.
Immediate load dental implants allows for the temporary placement of a temporary tooth. This could be the right option if you have enough bone and an implant secure enough to support the placement and pressure of temporary tooth.
Which dental implant type is best for you?
The only way to determine the right dental implant option is by visiting a dentist near you. During the appointment, our dentists will assess whether you are the right candidate for dental implants or not. They will then decide what works best for you. Some patients are reported to cause a lot of bone loss, so they may not be an ideal candidate. This is why it is important to examine the oral health of patients to check what works best for them.
To learn more about the functioning and impact of dental implants, get in touch with our dentists.