There are different types of dental implants services Orange County. These numerous implants are categorized in different ways. One category is according to their placement. Below are some types of dental implants based on their placement.
Endosteal Implant: It is the most commonly used implant. From the term endosteal which means “in the bone”, this implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. This type of implant comes in small screws, cylinders or plates/blades. Each endosteal implant anchors one or more prosthetic teeth. It is recommended as an alternative for those using bridges and removable dentures.
Subperiosteal Implant: Subperiosteal means “on the bone”; hence, this implant is positioned under the gum tissue but on top of the jaw bone.The metal framework’s posts protrude through the gums to hold the restoration. This type of implant is recommended for patients with shallow jawbone or those who do not have enough bone height. Subperiosteal implants are used to hold dentures securely. Dental implants may also be categorized according to their size or platform.
Wide Platform Implant: This implant is typically placed at the back of the mouth, specifically to replace molars. Their diameter ranges from 4.5 mm to 6 mm.
Standard Platform Implant: Usually used when replacing front teeth, this implant’s diameter is from 3.5 mm to 4.2 mm.
Mini Dental Implant (MDI): A mini or narrow dental implant may be 2 mm to 3.5 mm in diameter. Apart from its narrow post, this type of dental implant is different from the traditional ones in that it is just a single piece connecting with a ball end. It is mainly recommended for patients who have insufficient bone density as well as those who cannot accommodate a larger implant because there isn’t enough space between their tooth roots. In addition, a mini dental implant is also utilized in a single tooth replacement.Since a mini dental implant is small, placing it is less invasive than traditional implants. This equates to less discomfort or less pain. It also means shorter or quicker recovery time.
Dental implants are also classified based on the procedure used to place them.
Single-Stage Dental Implant: In this method, a longer one-piece implant is utilized. The implant is surgically placed in such a way that the implant head is visible or slightly protruding through the gum tissue. As the implant is exposed, no additional surgery is required during the placement of the abutment and crown (which takes place after the healing period).
Two-Stage Dental Implant: This method involves the surgical placement of the implant into the jawbone. The implant is placed in a manner wherein it is leveled with the bone underneath the gums. To safeguard the implant as the bone heals and fuses to it, the gum tissue is sutured. After several months or once the healing process is completed, another surgery is performed. The purpose of this surgery is to uncover the implant and attach the abutment and the temporary restoration.
Immediate Implants: In the past, we had to extract the tooth, put bone graft in, and wait at least six months for the bone to grow. Then, we place the implant at a later day and have to wait again. Now, we can place the implant on the day of the extraction and graft the area as well. This is great since the patients do not have to go to a second surgery.
Apart from the aforementioned categories, dental implants are also classified according their type of head/connector and coating.
Here at 7 Day Dental, we utilize different implant systems to meet the specific needs of our patients. Furthermore, to ensure the best results, we employ only high-quality implant systems such as Zimmer Biomet Implants and MIS Implants. Trusted by numerous dental practitioners, these implant systems possess qualities such as durability and longevity which are essential for our patients to reap the full benefits of getting dental implants