Dental Implant Types
What are the types of Dental Implants?
Currently there are two dental implant types, which include the Endosteal implants which are placed into the jawbone. These implants are typically made from titanium and shaped similar to small screws. These are the more commonly used implant type. The Subperiosteal dental implants are inserted under the patients gum but, or above the patient’s jawbone. This is the implant type used for patients that don’t have enough natural and healthy jawbone available for the endosteal implants.
Alternative Dental Implant Techniques
Dependent on the condition of the jawbone and the specific needs of the patient, the dentist might suggest alternative options over and above the multi-step, traditional dental implant procedures. John Powers DMD does a variety of cosmetic dental procedures such as Implants and he highly recommends these alternative options. Everyone’s jawbone is slightly different so it’s essential to find the proper technique to help get you the healthy and beautiful smile that you deserve. John Powers recommends these other following options. Besides these treatments, Dr. Powers highly recommends veneers as an option.
1. Immediate Load Dental Implants
Also known as Teeth in a Day or same-day implants, the immediate load-dental implants allow for the placement of temporary teeth in the same day as the dental-implant placement. This is usually ideal for patients that have a strong jawbone, along with an implant that is secure enough in order to support immediate pressure and placement of the new (temporary) tooth or teeth.
2. MDIs (Mini Dental Implants)
Also known as narrow or small diameter implants, these implants are toothpick-sized and much narrower that the traditional implants. They are also placed using a less-invasive technique and are primarily used to stabilize lower dentures.
This is one of the latest alternatives to placing either a bottom or top set of the replacement teeth, which is known as a full-arch. The 4 dental implants will be inserted into the available bone, which does away with the requirement of bone grafting. Specialized abutments will be used so a set of temporary teeth can be positioned on the very same day. After six months, the patient will return once the implants have bonded successfully into the natural bone for the permanent set of replacement teeth.