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DIFFERENT TYPES OF IMPLANTS

Did your dentist break the news that you will need dental implants? Are you now overwhelmed because of all of the choices?
Well, maybe this can make the choice a little easier. Continue reading to learn about the different types of dental implants available and your implant options.

What are implant ?
They’re quite small and fit into the bone under the gum to act like regular tooth roots.
They can be used for every form of tooth loss and can be personalized to fit whatever you need them for.

Now you understand what is implant let’s move to what are the types of implants?
Different types of implants:
There are three common types of dental implants that you can choose from Endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic.
Endosteal is the safest and most common, followed by subperiosteal, and then zygomatic being the last and most complex. It is rarely used.

Endosteal:
They are suited for most patients but, they require a good, healthy jawbone for the post to fuse to.
They are placeholder posts that are shaped like screws. They put into the jaw that the false teeth are fitted onto.
Once the procedure is done it takes a little time to heal. It requires the time to fuse together and create a stronghold. Once it’s healed the false teeth can be placed onto the post to fit in with the surrounding teeth.
If you don’t like the idea of something being placed into your jawbone, you might like the idea of the second most common implant a little more.

Subperiosteal:
Another type of dental implant is Subperiosteal Implants. This is the main alternative to Endosteal Implants.
Instead of being fixed into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants rests on top of the bone but still under the gum.
A metal frame is placed under the gum with a post attached to it. The gum then heals around the frame to hold it in place. The false teeth are secured to the poles that come from the gum.
This procedure is only used if the patient doesn’t have enough jawbone for an implant to be placed or if the person in question just doesn’t want to go through with intensive oral surgery to add bone to the area.
If this applies to you, maybe this next implant will suit you better.

Zygomatic
Zygomatic implants are the least common type of dental implant available to you. It is the most complicated procedure and should only be done if you don’t have enough jawbone for the Endosteal implant.
The implant is placed in the patient’s cheekbone rather than the jawbone.

Now that you about the three types of implants, now you might want to know about implant techniques.
If complications arise and your jaw cannot support implants and a Zygomatic implant is absolutely out of the question ,then dentist may suggest you bone augmentation,sinus lifting, ridge expansion,CBCT etc

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