What are the types of dental implants?
Learn more about the different types of dental implants.
Are you missing one or multiple teeth? Do you have teeth failing? Have you been unhappy with your smile?
There are several different options for dental implants that might be right for you. The types of dental implants or implants that your dentist might recommend can differ based on your:
- number of missing teeth
- long-term oral health goals
- bone density
Let's look at some of the different types of dental implants:
Single Implant - Tooth Replacement:
This is ideal if you are missing a single tooth. A single implant is placed, and a crown restoration is then attached on top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. This is a full crown that is attached, not a tooth cap like what is typically used to cover a damaged tooth. A dental implant, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. It is a much more reliable option than a bridge or flipper.
Multiple Implants - Teeth Replacement:
If you are missing more than one tooth but still have healthy gums and surrounding teeth, a multiple-implant solution may be your best option. Two fixtures are implanted, and the crowns or fixed bridges are attached.
We can replace an entire arch using as few as four dental implants! The implants are placed around your dental arch, with two angled at the back of your jaw for stability. A restoration (bridge or denture) is then attached. This gives you the look and function of a full arch of teeth without using an implant for every missing tooth.
Dental implants can give you superior support and stability when used with dentures. Implant-supported dentures use a few implants to keep your denture in place. A bar runs from one implant to the others and attaches to the back of the denture to keep it in place. This eliminates the need for messy denture adhesives and restores the complete look of your smile. You can finally eat the food you want to eat!
These are similar to implant-supported dentures in that they use dental implants to secure dentures, but they are still removable. The implants have ball fixtures placed on top of them, and the denture can snap into the balls.
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