Dental Implants – Types and Benefits

Dental implants can be a boon for individuals who have loose, ill-fitted, broken or missing teeth. A missing tooth, dentures, or even a whole row of missing teeth are commonly used to replace dental implants.

A dental implant, which looks and sounds like your natural tooth, is a permanent tooth replacement. The replacement teeth also help you chew food properly and significantly boost your quality of life , in addition to giving you a beautiful smile. Do you want to learn more? Visit Ways To Take Proper Care Of Your Teeth

Overview of An

To help an artificial tooth, a dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that is drilled into the jaw bone. For a group of teeth, two or more implants may serve as a restoration.

Where one tooth or a set of teeth is missing, this artificial titanium root implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone. Then a natural-looking false tooth is positioned over the inserted root or a series of false teeth (crowns). The titanium root serves as a replacement tooth anchor and provides secure support, including crowns , bridges or dentures, for a variety of dental restorations.

Kinds of Implantation of Teeth

Dental implants are separated into three basic forms, Endosteal Implant, Plate Shape Implant and Subperiosteal Implant, and are commonly considered a form of cosmetic dentistry.

Endosteal Dental Implant: This cylindrical or screw type implant is often called ‘Root Form’ and is shaped like the root of a tooth and inserted into the jaw to provide a foundation for one, multiple or a full arch of artificial teeth. This method of tooth implantation is used only where there is sufficient width and jawbone depth. The implants of the root shape look like the original tooth, and are the most commonly used of all dental implant forms. Endosteal implant recovery times can take between 3 and 6 months.

Plate Form Implant: This is commonly used for bone grafting when the jawbone is too narrow. In order to fit into the narrow jawbone, this type of implant is flat and long in shape. A dental surgeon carefully sets the plate in place during implantation and closes the gums with multiple stitches. The crown is attached to the implant when healing is done. Like Root Form, it can take up to 6 months for plate form implants to heal.

Subperiosteal Implant: This type of implant can be prescribed if the Root Form or Plate Form implants do not have enough bone width or height. It is a custom-made implant, but under the gums, to rest on top of the jawbone.

Subperiosteal implants can be placed in various ways on the bone: single surgery and dual surgery.

A CAT scan of the jawbone is taken for the “single procedure” approach. A model of the jawbone is developed using CAT scan knowledge and state-of-the-art computer modelling techniques. The custom-fit subperiosteal implant is developed by a dental laboratory using this computerised model. A dentist then places the implant on the bone surgically. Afterwards, with some stitches, the gums are closed and the artificial teeth are connected to the implant.

The dentist can cut through the gums in the “dual surgery” procedure and make an image of the bone using special materials. After that, the gum is sealed up. This model is then sent to the dental laboratory to match your jaw where the dental implant is custom-made. The next procedure is then done where the cut again by the dentist opens the gums and places the implant. The gums with multiple stitches are closed again.