There are different types of dental implants. We can categorize them by size (wide, standard, mini); by the material used (mostly it is titanium, also zirconium); by the stages (one stage, two stage) or by the manufacturer. These are just some differences and types, but the main division is: subperiostal, plate form, denture support and root form most commonly known as Endosteal implant. Click here to read info about dental implants
Subperiostal Dental Implan is the kind patients use who have worn out their jawbones or have very inadequate bone. So, when there is not enough bone density and height for other types commonly used such as the root form implant, the subperiostal is the implant of a choice. With this implant, there is no need for bone grafting procedures. The implant itself is placed underneath the gums with the metal support so the pressure is distributed equally on all parts. Read more http://dentalimplants.uchc.edu/about/types.html
It can be placed using 2 methods. One of them is single surgery method for patients who cannot tolerate several surgeries. A CAT scan is needed so that the dentist can analyze and prepare the place for the fitting of the implant. He marks them as spots. Those spots are later cut open and the implant is positioned. After this, everything is sutured up so the implant stays in its place and crowns can be made afterwards on the implants. In the second type, the dual surgery method, the dentist makes an impression of the jaw bone by making a cut through the gums.
It is important to reveal the bone. After the impression of the bone has been taking, the gums are sutured. In the laboratory, from the impression, dental implant will be custom made to fit. After the dentist has the implants done, he opens the gums once again and positions the implant. Gums are sutured to hold the implant firmly. Afterwards the crown can be placed. Find out more about tooth implants cost and pricing.
Root Form is a screw type or root shaped dental implant is the most commonly used where there is enough space in the bone, enough bone density and volume. Otherwise, bone grafting is necessary. A hole is drilled inside the bone after you have received anesthesia, to match the diameter of the implant itself. After the insertion, the hole with the implant is then sewed up. The implant is directly connected to the bone so the bone grows around it and accepts the implant as its own. We can then say the implant has healed. The healing process takes 3-6 months. After this, the gum is opened at the place where the implant is put and crown can be fitted afterwards on the top of the implant.
Plate Form is applied in cases where the patients have narrow bone. This implant is long, narrow and flat to fit this type of bone. Gum is cut and jaw bone revealed, the implant placed in the opening and then sutured up. The recovery period is up to 6 months. The crown can be placed afterwards. Some plate form implants are immediately ready for esthetic restorations.
Denture support implants are intramucosal. It is a series of individual implants that will be connected with a connecting rod to keep in place. This fits the insides of the adjusted and especially made denture for this type of dental work. It gives the best stability and you can have your dentures for a very long time without any complications and problems with function.
Dental Implants are becoming more popular in the UK. They are now the preferred choice over dentures and bridges for a lot of UK patients. For more information on Dental Implants UK dentists and treatments click the link.