Dental implant offers you to get back your missing tooth without taking support from the adjacent teeth unlike fixed partial denture commonly known as dental bridges, with the cost of implant supported teeth being nearly same. Want to know more?
Two Stage implants involve the placement of implants followed by replacement of teeth after 3-6 months of healing of the bone. This procedure is usually preferred when the underlying bone is relatively weak and requires time for the implant to unite with the bone.
In single stage implants, when the bone quality is relatively better and a second stage surgery is not necessary we opt for this technique. Though, the tooth replacement in this procedure is also done after complete bone healing which is about 3-6 months, until then a healing abutment is placed over the implant.
Immediate implants are instantaneous replacement of a tooth. The implant is placed immediately after extraction of tooth removal. According to the underlying bone strength the replacement of the tooth can be done within 3-6 months or in some cases the tooth can be immediately replaced which is known as immediate loading. Immediate loading of implants which is immediate replacement of teeth is usually done within 3 days of implant placement. This type of therapy is usually preferred in patients with good bone quality.
The essential component for placing an implant is good quality bone. Basal implants are the solution to patients with poor bone quality. Basal implants are perfect solutions to smokers and controlled diabetic patients, where the conventional method is not usually preferred. The implants are placed in the basal bone also known as cortical bone which provides stability to the implants for survival. Basal implants offers not only support to the replaced teeth in poor quality bone but also help in instantaneous replacement of teeth similar to the immediate loading of implants.
When 2 or 3 teeth are missing in a row implant supported bridges provide us a solution to replace the missing teeth. Just like dental bridges where a tooth is replaced taking support from the adjacent tooth, in this case implants serves as support instead of the natural teeth.
Implants not only serve as replacement for small set of missing teeth. Implants can also be utilized for the replacement of full set of teeth. Implant supported over denture is an example of replacement of the complete set of teeth. Implant over dentures replaces the full set of teeth by taking support from two implants on the upper jaw and two implants on the lower jaw.
All on four is a type of a fixed full mouth replacement of teeth at an affordable cost. Four or six implants are placed in upper jaw and four implants are placed in the lower jaw. These implants in each jaw provide us an anchor to replace the complete set of teeth. These unlike the conventional complete dentures or the implant overdentures need not be removed in the night. Also it can be easily maintained, just like the natural teeth.