Types of dental implants

Are you thinking about getting dental implants?Types of dental implants

Here’s all you need to know if so.

Dental implants use a titanium screw that acts as an artificial root. Once osseointegration (the process of healing) has completed, your implant once attached to a crown will work and operate just like a natural tooth would.

Implants have become the most popular tooth replacement solution in modern cosmetic and restorative dentistry. This is because it has a wealth of benefits that provide patients with a better and more comfortable alternative to dentures.

Now, due to further advancements in the field, there are several types of tooth implant you can have fitted into your jawbone, so it’s important to understand and figure out which one will be the best for you.

What are the different types of implant?

 Single Implants: For single tooth loss or single placement 

Single dental implants are an easy tooth replacement solution for people who may have lost their teeth to trauma, accident or injury.

They are quick and easy to fit. The implant once placed will take up to six months to heal and fully bond with the jaw.

Dental implants are extremely durable, stable and natural-looking. Read about alternatives such as dental bridges here.

Multiple Implants: One or more missing teeth in a row

Multiple implants are used in situations where one or more teeth are missing.

If a patient is experiencing multiple missing teeth in a row, who might not be an ideal candidate for traditional implants can opt for Full-Arch dental implants. They do not need a bone graft procedure but can be simply placed to replace full upper or lower sets of teeth.

Immediate Implants: Teeth Now

Probably one of the most favoured solutions, immediate implants are more often referred to as ‘Teeth in a Day’ or ‘Same-Day Teeth.’ Because dental implants can take around six months to fully heal and fuse to the bone, this can sometimes leave patients feeling inpatient.

Immediate Implants can be fitted on the same day as the implant using temporary crowns, which give the wearer a stable, but temporary smile whilst their implants heal.

Clinics across the UK are now offering immediate implants; those wanting dental implants in Southampton can travel less than an hour on the A31 to receive affordable and high-quality treatment at Dorset Dental Implant Clinic.

All-on-Four: Fixed dentures

 This type of treatment is like wearing dentures; however, they use only four implants, which fix dentures permanently into your mouth meaning you will never have to worry about them coming to lose ever again.

This technique is used in the bottom and upper teeth that can replace a missing arch, which will help you to avoid uncomfortable conventional dentures. One of the main advantages of this treatment is that you can restore your entire smile in just one appointment.

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