The Different Types of Dental Implants

Having dental implants fitted typically involves a surgical component that bonds with the jaw bone to support a denture, crown or bridge. It is a  process that makes use of titanium rod that is fixed firmly bonded on the bone and acts as an artificial alternative to a natural tooth root. Dental implants offer a large number of benefits to the patients in terms of improving their oral health, such as preserving bone density and preventing teeth from shifting in the gums.

There are various options available to those looking to replace missing teeth, and the different types of dental implants available suit different situations. Implants are known as a safe and effective replacement for tooth root that helps in creating a strong foundation of natural tooth. It also fuses and integrates with the natural bone as it is placed in jawbone for creating a sturdy and stable base for the replacement teeth.All implants will act as a stable support for your artificial teeth as bridges and dentures are mounted on the implants, ensuring that it won’t shift or slip in your mouth while speaking or eating.

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are a type of implant that is placed in jawbone as these are typically shaped like plates, cylinders and small screws that help to provide the required support. These implants are surgically implanted directly on the jawbone and after the surrounding gum tissue is healed, second surgery is needed for connecting the artificial tooth to the original implant. The final stage is when the artificial teeth are attached to post individually or it is grouped on a denture or bridge.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are another kind of dental implant that is placed under your gum rather on the jawbone and it is used for people with a shallow jawbone and do not wish to undergo the procedure for rebuilding the jawbone. It makes use of metal frames that are fitted on top of jawbone below the gum tissue and when the gum heals, this metal frame becomes fused to your jawbone. The posts that are attached to frame are protruded through the gums on top of which the artificial teeth is mounted for a complete set of teeth.