“Behind every smile there is teeth” and this is only possible with long-lasting teeth, however, there is one solution “dental implants”. These are nothing but a non-natural tooth root that gives permanent support for fixed replacement teeth.
Dental implants are versatile, there are numbers of implants available even for a particular tooth. Knowing each type of dental implants is not an easy task as it requires time, knowledge and effort but some of the dental implants which are commonly used by patients are:-
Endosteal – Titanium made and shaped like small screw, this dental implant is placed in the jaw bone. Endosteal is most common and preferred implants.
3D CB CT scan – This tool is new elements, as its presence is absolutely vital for proper planning and implants. This helps is an accurate evaluation of critical structure like nerves, roots etc.
Two-stage implants – This procedure is carried out in two stages. The first stage includes implantation and the second stage has fabrication.
Subperiosteal – These implants are placed under the gum but on or above the jawbone. It is preferred by patients who do not have healthy natural jawbone.
All on 4 – These are new types of implantation which are alternative place a top or bottom set of replacement teeth. In these four dental implants are placed in the bone. Special abutments are generally used in All on 4 dental implants.
Other than these there are a Bone augmentation, Sinus lift, Ridge expansion, wide and side platform implants. Knowing dental implants are for lifetime one must take implants decision after evaluating every pro and cons. As, implantations involves time, money and recovery time with some side effects.