Exploring the Different Types of Dental Implants


Last Modified: June 13, 2024


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Implants is the first name that comes to mind, when planning for teeth replacement. But you’ll be surprised to learn the several different types available for the same. They all serve the same purpose of restoring smile and chewing ability. But the diversity allows you to choose implants as per individual needs and circumstances. Lets try and understand the various choices in detail.

Single vs. Multiple Implants

Dental implants replace single as well as multiple teeth. For a single tooth implant, a single implant post is placed into the jawbone and topped with a crown. But the replacement of multiple missing teeth involves strategically placing a few implant posts to support a bridge or partial denture.

Endosteal Implants

The most commonly used dental implant is the endosteal implant. Small screws, cylinders or blades are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once it fuses with the bone, it can support one or more artificial teeth. The successful fusing of implant post with bone is called as osseointegration

Subperiosteal Implants

Metal posts protruding through the gums are placed on top of the jawbone. This metal post holds the prosthetic tooth in place. Recommended for cases where the jawbone isn’t suited for Endosteal implants.

Additional Procedures

In order to support and enhance the success of your dental implants, some additional procedures are suggested such as:

  • Bone augmentation
  • Sinus lifts
  • Ridge expansion
    The aim of these procedures is to strengthen and rebuild the jawbone. This helps to provide a sturdy foundation for implant.

Specialized Implant Options

For those seeking faster treatment or facing unique challenges, specialized implant options exist.

  • Mini dental implants (MDIs)
    These are narrow, toothpick-sized implants used to stabilize dentures.
  • Immediate-load dental implants
    They allow for immediate placement of temporary replacement teeth on the same day
  • All-on-4 technique
    This technique involves strategic planning. Placing four implants to support a full arch of replacement teeth.

No matter what your needs, Clove Dental is here to help you choose the right dental implant for you. We guide you through the process and help you achieve a beautiful, functional smile. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and explore the world of happy smiles.

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