- Types of dental implants
- The importance of the jawbone’s health
- Techniques for a full mouth dental implant
It is easy to get confused with the types of dental implants your dentist offers. Maybe they have just thrown names while they were contemplating viable options. The good thing about the internet is that you can search about the type of dental implants, but also overload yourself with information, making it complicated to choose or even know if you are eligible with certain procedures. Besides, the number of different responses of a person’s mouth, have given the dentist community a long string of work to research on a variety of cases. Making it a case-by-case scenario, you won’t be able to dodge visiting a dentist for proper diagnostics.
Let’s learn about types of dental implants
There are two main types of implants:
- Endosteal: These dental implants are placed in the jawbone.
- Subperiosteal: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to learn by heart the terms, at least for now. The important detail about your jawbone state is where the division of processes begins.
If your jawbone is not able to support dental implants, then it can’t be done, either right away or in the long term. That is why diagnosing the state of your jawbone’s health is crucial, depending on the case, there are several techniques that can be used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jawline, and provide a sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth.
If there is a dentist that might say no to the procedure, another dentist might know a technique to make it so, but always research their techniques before saying yes to anything. You are allowed to take your time to make a final decision, always.
Techniques for a full mouth dental implant
- Implant dentures (this include Overdenture, Snap-On Dentures): special dentures that snap on to dental implants.
- Fixed bridge (this includes Fixed Hybrid Denture, Fixed Zirconia bridge, Permanent Dentures, All on 6): Only your dentist can remove the teeth during your regular dental cleaning visits.
- All on 4 (this include Immediate Load Implants)
Due to the case-by-case situation, the best final decision is made by a dentist that has done to properly test you for a diagnosis. That is why in Dental Clinic, we have assembled a team experts in redesigning your smile. Since the first visit, you will have a clear view of the investment that it will take for your treatment. We have the equipment necessary so you don’t have to go in-between places: small x-rays, up to a Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) if needed. This cone beam is used to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. No second-guessing, since the first visit you will know the strategy for your dental care.
Get in contact with our team for any questions you might have about your dental needs.