Types Of Dental Implants

Fortunately for us, though, the dentist takes a recommendation about the implant should be used in accordance with consultations with the individual. For certain people this may be mindboggling or distasteful. An knowledgeable patient may also be more confident with what happens to their teeth. Therefore the operation may not be just so painful for the patient by finding out all about each form of implant. More about the author available here.

The most popular type of implant used is a Root Shape Dental Implant. It is essentially a tooth root shaped pin. This form of implant is utilized where there is adequate breadth and distance in the jawbone to accommodate the implant. If your jawbone may not have such criteria, a bone graft will be needed to connect with the screw style root and create an region in your jawbone. The implant specialist must cut your teeth, remove your jawbone and then drill one hole for each implant you need. Then the device is inserted, and you sew the gum back. Usually three to six months after, the gum is sliced away to reveal the implant and fitted with an abutment. Then, the fresh tooth is fixed to the abutment.

A Subperiosteal dental implant is used where the jawbone has inadequate breadth or weight, and is not deemed appropriate for bone grafting. It is a form of metal plate or frame placed under the jawbone surrounding the gum. It is constructed from a lightweight substance and braced to insure that strain is uniformly distributed across the jawbone. Both electrodes are then fastened to the patient tightly. After a healing time the remainder of the dental implant is removed, such as the ring.

Where the jawbone is too thin to be deemed appropriate for bone grafting a Plate Type dental implant is used. The plate used with this implant is smooth and wide, so that it suits against a thin jawbone easily and tightly. The implant surgeon must create a cut in the teeth, and mold the jawbone to the most fitting form to accommodate the implant layer. This is then fastened to the jawbone and the gum stitched on. Three to six months could be required until the final sections of the implant are removed for the mouth to recover.

A Mini dental implant is used where the tooth or teeth to be removed are tiny, such as the incisors, or where flexible dentures are fixed. This sort of implant is approximately half the size of a conventional implant with the Root Shape. Consequently, the patient gets less discomfort, a smoother treatment and saves both time and energy. The dental implant surgeon makes a cut in the lip to install a Mini Dental Implant, cuts a tiny hole in the jawbone and holds the implant in place. The abutment is automatically applied to the bone, and the tooth or dentures will be instantly fitted to it.