Widely considered a type of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants are separated into 4 basic types- Endosteal Implant, Plate Form Implant and Subperiosteal Implant and small dental implant. Have a look at All on 4 Dental Implant.
- Endosteal Dental Implant: It is also known as ‘Root Form’ this round or screw type implant is shaped like the root of a tooth and inserted into the jaw to provide a base for one, several or an extensive arch of the artificial tooth. This type of tooth implantation is only used where there is size and depths of jawbone are plentiful. The root form implants look like the original tooth and are the most used of all of the dental implants. Endosteal implant may take 3 to 6 months to recover.
- Plate Form Implant: These are usually used when the jawbone is too small for bone grafting.
- This type of implant is flat and long in shape so it can fit into the narrow jawbone. At the time of implant, a dental surgeon cautiously sets the plate into place and ends the gums with several stitches. When treatment is finished, the crown is attached to the implant. Like Root Type, Plate form implant may too take up to 6 months for treatment.
- Subperiosteal Implant: Dentists mainly prescribe this type of implant when there’s not enough bone size or height for the Root Form or Plate Form implants. It is a custom-made implant to rest on top of the jawbone but underneath the gum area.
- A Mini dental implant is used when tooth or tooth being replaced are small, such as the incisors, or in order to secure removable veneers. This type of implant is almost half the size of a traditional Root form implant. The patient consequently has less pain, a quicker procedure and saves money and time.