Are you looking for the safest way to replace your teeth? Dental implants may ensure that you get exactly what you need while also being minimally invasive, for the most part. The information below may inform you about different ways to get the smile you used to have again!
There are three types of dental implants. Each of which is like stepping stones. If one doesn’t fit, you try the next and so on.
Endosteal Implants– This is the most common implant. It requires a healthy jaw for the post to fuse to. It takes little time to heal because it needs to fuse together and create a stronghold. Once it’s healed, the teeth can be placed onto the post to fit in with the other teeth.
Subperiosteal Implants– This is the alternative to Endosteal Implants. Rather than being fixed into the jaw bone, this implant sits on top of the bone while still under the gum, and a metal frame is placed under the gum with a post attached to it. The gum will heal around the frame to hold it in place, and the false teeth are secured to the poles that come from the gum. This procedure is primarily for patients who don’t have enough jawbone for Endosteal Implants.
Zygomatic Implants– This is the least common procedure as it is the most complex and will only take place if the patient does not have enough jaw bone for either of the previous implants. With this procedure, the implant is placed in the cheekbone rather than the jawbone.
You may be asking yourself if any of these implants are safe to go through with, and the answer is, yes. As long as you take care of them as if they are normal teeth, they will last as long as normal teeth. Not taking care of them may result in infection, but other than that, the procedures are completely safe. Dental Implants have been around for 30 years, which means they’ve advanced and become better and safer for the patient throughout the years.
If you’re worried about what type of implants are the best to get, you should consider getting implants with titanium screws inserted into the jawbone and capped with permanent crowns. These last the longest, especially if you take care of them like previously said. Titanium has proved itself to be the most worthy of a place within dental implants.
Dental implants are, of course, not the only option for a tooth implant process. Below are some alternatives to implants if you’re someone who wishes for a less invasive, or a different approach to teeth replacement.
all-on-four implants supported dentures- Two implants are inserted at the front of the arch in the positions that were previously occupied by the front teeth.
Implant-Supported Fixed Bridge- Restores several missing teeth and can even replace an entire arch of teeth. This is almost the same as all-four-implants supported dentures, just a slightly different approach as it is for building a bridge of false teeth. Two crowns are fitted onto the teeth on either side of the gap. They are cemented in place permanently and can be made from a variety of different materials.
Removable dentures- Rests on top of the gums and are low cost and non-invasive. You can take them out or put them in as you please.
Flipper- This is a temporary partial denture used to restore on or more missing teeth until a permanent replacement can be fixed.
Whatever you choose, dental implants are safe and there is a variety of different options to choose from. We recommend to look into Cortex Dental, but no matter what type of teeth replacement procedure or alternative to a procedure you choose, you are sure to get the smile you missed back again and feel your best.