There are different types, sizes, and heights of dental implants. You can choose the best implants by consulting a dental implant expert. The types of implants chosen depend on the patient's needs. Outlined here below are the primary types of implants that you can consider:
These are special implants which are placed above, on or below the gum. They are recommended for those patients who don’t have healthy natural jawbones or those who don’t want to undergo the bone augmentation procedure.
These implants are placed in the patient’s jawbone. They are made of shaped like screws and titanium. These are the most popular types of implants.
In addition to the dental implants, there are proven techniques which are used in rebuilding bones, restoring the natural jawline as well as providing a firm foundation for implants. These techniques include the following:
It is also known as sinus elevation or sinus augmentation technique. With this technique, a bone is added below the sinus. It is mainly done after the natural bone has deteriorated. It is also done to replace the upper teeth in patients.
With this technique, a bone graft material is added to support the dental implants in patients having a narrow jaw. You can either add the graft material to space or along the jaw’s top.
This procedure is done to regenerate or restore bones in the jaw which are not capable of supporting implants. For better results, growth factors or bone additives are used to fortify the patient’s bone.
Treatment Planning and 3D Imaging
Precise 3 D-digital imaging involves using surgical planning software. This has made implant procedures highly predictable and faster. The tools can be used by the dentists to analyze the jaw’s anatomy as well as determining the best sites to place the implants. Thus has, in turn, helped in shortening the recovery time, saving money and time.
Alternative Techniques for Dental Implants
Sometimes the dental implant expert might suggest an alternative treatment option in addition to the regal dental implant procedure. This depends on the patient's specific needs and the health condition of his/her jawbone. These options include:
- All-on 4- This involves placing a set of teeth known as a full arch. These implants are placed in the existing bone, thereby eliminating the need for grafting your bone.
- Immediate Load Implants -This involves placing a toot temporary during the dental implant procedure. It is ideal for those people who don’t have a robust natural bone.