Dental implants are used in various sizes, lengths, and types. Depending on the teeth’ condition, the dental implant specialist decides which type of dental implant is suitable for the patient. The dentist inserts the implant screw into the patient’s gums and then places the abutment and the crown on it so that you can brush the artificial tooth like your natural teeth. This treatment may be a little complicated, and the type of dental implant varies from person to person. For example, all-on-4 dental implant is a useful method to replace a full set of teeth in the upper and lower jawbone.
All-On-4 Dental Implant Method:
All-on-4 dental implant is a way to replace the missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. In this method, four dental implants are placed in a suitable position of the jaw bone, and then a fixed beam is placed on them. This method is also very ideal for those who have a large number of lost teeth. After dental implant roots placement, four artificial teeth are placed on them. This is usually done in one day. You should follow a proper diet after getting the treatment until the gum tissue heals and the dental implants attach to the jawbone. After six months, permanent artificial teeth will replace temporary ones, and you can follow your regular diet again.
Endosteal implants: Endosteal is one of the most common types of dental implants and often inserted into the jaw bone through two-stage operations. Dental implants’ roots are in the form of small screws and usually made of titanium. This type of dental implant is fixed inside the jawbone, and then the artificial tooth is placed on it.
Subperiosteal Implants: This type of dental implant is usually placed on the jawbone and under the gums rather than inserted directly inside the jaw bone. In general, this method is suitable for patients who do not have healthy and robust jawbones and cannot undergo bone grafting surgery. Subperiosteal implant treatments are often performed through one-step surgeries. This method is also more used for those who want to have full-mouth dental implants.
One-stage implant: In a single-stage dental implant, there is no need for pre-surgery to place a crown on dental implant roots. Crowns and abutments are installed in only one step. These kinds of dental implants are vulnerable to internal forces, so it must be placed correctly and carefully so that it doesn’t cause problems and disruptions in the healing process.
Two-stage implant: In this method, which is the most common one, the dental implant is placed inside the jawbone, and under the gingival tissue. The gingival tissue is then blocked with sutures to prevent pressure on the area around the jawbone during the healing process. After the first surgery recovery period, the second surgery is performed to connect the crown and the dental implant root.
One of the advantages of dental implantation is that they are more durable than dental bridges, but they are also more expensive than other methods. If the patient maintains good oral hygiene, these teeth can work for them for the rest of their lives. Dental implants usually have a longer lifespan than other treatments, and if a tooth is lost, it can be repaired and replaced.