What Are The Different Types of Dental Implants?
Did your dentist recommend you dental implants?
Do you worry about the stability of the implants ? Dental implants are like science fiction if you are not familiar with the technology. Your dentist installs a titanium post in the jaw bone and then cements a crown on the implant, which functions like your natural teeth.
After decades of research and development, dental implants have been proven to be one of the best, durable, and safest ways to replace missing teeth. They bring back the chance to munch on your favourite food, the smile and your confidence back. .
Well, this blog provided by LBR Dental Implants will help you make the selection easy. Read this blog to find out more about the different types of dental implants options.
What is Dental Implant:
A dental implant is titanium material (like a tooth root) that is surgically inserted into the jawbone where it conjugates with the bone and holds a crown or a bridge . Dental implants are beneficial for overall oral health. Dental implants come in various sizes, and types. Your dentist helps you to determine which is best for you, depending on the bone volume and your specific needs.
The only way to determine the best choice for dental implants for you is to visit an Implantologist, who has the experience and knowledge to determine what dental implants are best for you and help you achieve the best results.
Now that you have a better understanding of what a dental implant is, let’s move on to the different types from which you need to choose.
Types of Dental Implants:
1) Basic classification of Implants can be done into two types depending on the placement technique :
Endosteal Implants (Endosseous):
The most commonly used implants, made of titanium and surgically inserted into the jawbone.
They are suitable for most patients, but they need the right, healthy jawbone to fuse.
Subperiosteal Implants are another type of rarely used dental implants. Preferred choice of implants in patients with improper bone volume and in patients who are not interested in bone augmentation procedures.These implants are placed on or above the jaw bone. This is the next and the main alternative to Endosteal Implants.
Placed on the jawbone within the gum tissue, with metal implants exposed to hold restoration, Subperiosteal is mainly used to hold the prosthesis in position for patients with insufficient bone height. Subperiosteal implants are not attached to the jawbone, but placed on top of the bone, but still under the gums.
Under the crown, there is a metal frame with a pole attached to it where the gum heals around the frame to hold it in place. These false teeth secure the poles that come from the gums.
This procedure is used only when the patient does not have enough jawbone to place an implant, or if the subject does not want to undergo intensive oral surgery to add bone to the area.
2)Depending on the number of components
- Conventional dental implants. 2) Basal Implants.
Also known as the two piece implants as, this system consists of two components connected by a screw, the root component, which is surgically inserted into the jaw bone and the tooth component which supports the crown or the bridge.These implants are indicated in patients with good bone volume, if the patient does not possess enough bone status to support this implant then the procedures like Bone grafting and Sinus lift are indicated, to improve the bone condition and then the Implants are loaded after the surgical site heals that is, after 4 to 8 months.
Demands surgical procedure to restore bone when it is not sufficient enough to hold a conventional implant.This bone acts as a filler and sets a platform to enable new bone formation and helps accomplish sufficient bone width and height.Numerous bone grafting techniques have been indicated, the most popular being Guided bone graft augmentation technique which uses the barrier membrane which handles the growth of new bone.
Types of bone grafts
-Alloplast bone graft
When considering Conventional dental implants, you must have healthy gums and enough bone to support the implant. If your bones are too thin or soft and cannot support the Conventional implant, a bone graft may be needed. Alternatively, if there is not enough bone in the upper jaw or the sinus is too close to the jaw, a lift in sinus may be needed. Sinus lift is an operation performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist. During surgery, the doctor adds bone to the maxilla between the jaw and the maxillary sinus, in molars and premolars. If you have lost your teeth and think that dental implants are the right solution for you, contact a dentist at LBR Dental Implants.
Also known as single piece implants,are the impliments of first choice in patients with poor bone status.Basal implants come in a single entity, that is the root and the tooth component are fused together and are indicated in any bone type and does not require any bone grafting or sinus lift procedures.These implants can be placed in healed bone or immediately after extraction and the prosthesis( crown/bridge) should be loaded immediately,in 3 to 5 days.These implants are also called Immediate loading Implants.
BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS
1)Prevent further bone loss and maintain youthful appearance.
2)Improves chewing capacity.
3)Enhances speech and smile.
4)Improved durabilty and self esteem.
5)Affordable and convenient.
6)Implants have the potential to last your lifetime, if proper hygiene is maintained.
Which Dental Implant Option Is Best?
The only way to find the best choice for dental implants is to visit us at LBR Dental Implants, where our Implantologist will evaluate your situation personally to ensure that you are the right candidate for undergoing the dental implant procedure and suggest you the best possible treatment plan.
Find your perfect smile today!
It shouldn’t be challenging to find the perfect smile when there are various types of dental implants to choose from.For more information about types of dental implants, or to make an appointment today, +91-9849008623.