A Quick Guide to the Different Types of Dental Implants
Did you know implants have a long history dating back to ancient Egypt? The Egyptians used gold wiring to stabilise teeth around 2500 BC! Of course, dental work has come a long way since those primitive attempts.
Tooth decay and loss, once near fatal for our ancestors, is now a quick treatment at dental clinics. The types of dental implants you find today are modern marvels. Oral surgeons have the ability to set posts and frames into the jawbone — or under the gums — with high success.
Dental implants provide an unmatched smile compared to typical dentures and bridges. This article shares the tooth implants available. Plus, what one can expect when going through the dental implant procedure(s).
Lost Teeth? These are the Types of Dental Implants You Should Know About
Dental implants replicate the look and feel of a tooth. The technology is remarkably advanced with size, shape, and colour hue matching. A dental implant can feel as if you’ve never lost a tooth as it sits firmly in place.
The procedure fuses titanium to the bone through osseointegration. This allows patients an option of replacement teeth, crowns, bridges, and plates. The procedure also adjusts to the clients’ oral hygiene and body type.
The Implant Types
There are two types of implants:
Let’s understand how each works:
Endosteal implants a metal “root” placed into the jawbone similar in design of a screw. This is a great option for single implants like a missing tooth. Several endosteal implants can support retained or supported dentures, too.
A dental crown is placed over this “root”. Several implants provide support for partial or full dentures, too!
Subperiosteal involves surgery setting a framework under the gums. The frame doesn’t attach to the jawbone. This is a great option for those with jawbone’s unable to hold an endosteal implant.
The subperiosteal implant acts like a jawbone. Surgeons gain more surface area when attaching crowns and/or dentures.
The Implant Procedures
The surgical procedure is largely the same between the two implant types. The surgeon applies local anaesthesia making the process is quick and painless. Yet, there is a long downtime while jawbone and gums heal depending on which implant type you choose.
A single-stage procedure requires a visit to attach a subperiosteal frame. A secondary visit — months after healing — completes the implants’ attachment.
The two-stage procedure involves drilling into the jawbone on the 1st visit to affix a post. Months of healing will go by before minor surgery attaches the implant.
Clients will experience swelling and discomfort for the first few days. Before long, clients return for their follow-up and walk out with a new smile!
Let Us Help Put a Smile Back on Your Face
Healthy teeth and oral hygiene is one of the best self-investment. Youth allowing their teeth to decay will feel the pain and discomfort by middle-age. The decay creates a worsening domino effect, gutting self-confidence and care.
Are you ashamed of smiling? Don’t be any longer.
We, Admired Clinic, can help you find the types of dental implants best suited for your budget and comfort. Feel hope renewed through a free consultation. Give us a call (01255476700) or make an appointment today.