What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

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Dental implants are the closest thing to having natural teeth. When you lose teeth, a dental implant is the best thing you can do to improve your oral health and restore your confidence. 

Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal Implants

These are one of the most common types of dental implants. A titanium screw that acts as the artificial root is inserted into your jawbone. Endosteal implants are ideal for patients with a healthy jawbone, and it may take time to heal. However, it may not be ideal for those patients with a narrow jawbone ridge as that may not be enough to support the implant. 

Subperiosteal Implants

An alternative to Endosteal implants is subperiosteal implants. Instead of the jawbone, the implant is placed on top of the bone and under the gums. While the treatment is shorter than endosteal implants, this type may not be as stable. However, subperiosteal implants are better than dentures. 

Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are a complicated procedure performed only when the patient will not qualify for the other type of dental implant. With this type, the implant is placed on the cheekbone. 

How Full Mouth Dental Implants Works

You can have a dental implant for a single tooth. For patients with numerous missing teeth, we advise a full-mouth dental implant. The All on 4 dental implants use 4 implants placed into your gums. These implants permanently attach to your jaw, making it feel like natural teeth. Also, it will look like natural teeth. No one will ever know that you have dental implants. 

Dental implant procedure

A consultation is needed, including a CT scan of your mouth. It’s to determine whether you would qualify for the implant. You will have two separate procedures for your dental implant. The first would be to implant that to your jawbone, and you will need to come back after a few months to fit the tooth to the plant. The patient will be under local anesthesia to minimize or eliminate pain. Healing will be between 6 to 9 months. 

Are dental implants painful? The procedure isn’t painful because of the anesthesia. You may feel mild pain when it wears off, but the dentist will prescribe pain medications to help you effectively manage pain. Don’t worry; it’s not an uncomfortable procedure, and there is minimal to no pain.

Pain after surgery is likely due to improperly fitted implants that may lead to an infection. This is why it’s important for you to choose the best dentist. 

Contact Synergy Dental Implant and Oral Surgery Center

Do you intend to replace missing teeth with dental implants? Let us know. Synergy is committed to providing top-notch dental services to all of our patients. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to help you achieve the best results. Our oral surgeon has been helping patients for 25 years. Visit us or call us today for an appointment. 

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