Types of dental implants
There are several types of dental implants, which are used according to different implantation needs. Are you curious about the type of dental implant that will fit your needs? We have written a short guide about the different types of implants that are being used for dental treatments.
Endosteal dental implants
These are the implants embedded directly into the jawbone, through a surgical procedure. The implants are attached using two surgical procedures – the first to embed the implants into the jawbone, after which the gum tissue is used to cover the area (and also to allow the implants to heal); the second procedure is done to attach the teeth replacement or restoration (such as dental crowns, or a dental bridge) to the implant, resulting in a brand-new smile.
Same day dental implants
Also known as “All on 4 dental implants” these implant types involve just one dental appointment – including the attachment of the implants to the jaw bone, and the attachment of the dental restorations to the implants. The healing period that usually lasts for a few weeks or months is eliminated with these types of dental implants so a reduced number of visits is also required.
Mini dental implants
These are smaller in size than traditional implants, and are usually used to provide the necessary stability to dentures or removable dental replacements. A mini implant treatment is completed using a minimally-invasive procedure and is ideal for cases when the jaw bone structure is not enough to support traditional implants. Using mini dental implants will also eliminate the need for more complicated procedures prior to the implant treatment, such as bone grafting.
Dental implants effectively replace the healthy function and form of missing natural teeth. The implants, along with the dental restorations attached to them, provide a longer-lasting and more natural-looking alternative to removable dentures; dental implants are also more comfortable to use in the long run.