Tooth Implants Types and Benefits
Tooth Implants are an excellent option for those who have broken, missing or loose teeth. Tooth Implants can be used to replace missing teeth as well as dentures. They can even replace entire rows of teeth that are missing.
The Tooth Implant replaces a permanent tooth that looks and feels exactly like it. Alongside giving you a stunning smile, the replacement teeth also let you take your food in a healthy way and improve your quality of life dramatically.
An Implant for Teeth OverviewA Tooth Implant is an artificial root which is inserted into the jaw bone to provide support for the artificial tooth. Implants can be used in conjunction with two or more to serve as a restoration for a group of teeth.
This artificial titanium root device is surgically implanted into the jawbone in the area where one tooth or tooth or set of teeth is missing. The implanted root is covered by a false tooth (or an array of false teeth) which appears natural. The titanium root serves as an anchor for replacement tooth and is a solid support for many of dental restorations like bridges, crowns or dentures.
Different kinds of teeth that are inserted
It is widely regarded as a type of cosmetic dentistry. tooth Implants are classified into 3 basic types- Endosteal Implant, Plate Form Implant and Subperiosteal Implant.
- Endosteal Tooth Implant It is also called “Root Form the cylindrical or screw-type implant is designed to look like the tooth’s root. It is placed in the jaw to form a foundation for artificial teeth. This kind of Dental Implantation can only be utilized if there is enough jawbone thickness and width. Root-form implants are the most commonly used among all types of Tooth Implants. They look exactly like the original tooth. Endosteal implants may require a time to recover of 3 to 6 months.
- Plate form Implant: These implants are used when the jawbone doesn’t allow for bone grafting. The implant is flat and thin so that it can be inserted into the jawbone. When it is inserted, a dental surgeon sets the plate into place and closes the gums by stitching them. After healing is completed, the crown is attached to the implant. Similar to the Root Form Implants in Plate Form can take as long as 6 months to heal.
- Subperiosteal Implant: This type of implant can be prescribed when there’s not enough bone thickness or width for the Root Form or Plate Form implants. The implant is custom-designed and is placed on top of the jawbone, but below the gums.
The Subperiosteal implant is placed in various ways: Single surgery and dual surgery method.
In the “single surgery” method , a Jawbone CAT scan is taken. Utilizing the information from the CAT scan along with the state of the art computer modeling techniques, a jawbone model is built. A dental laboratory uses this computerized model to design subperiosteal implants that are custom-fit to the patient. The dentist will then surgically place the implant on the bone. The implant is attached to the implants via artificial teeth.
When using the “dual surgery” technique dentists will cut the gums to take an impression of the bone using special materials. The gum is then sealed. The model is then sent to the dental laboratory , where the Tooth Implant is custom-made to fit your jaw. The next step is completed where the dentist opens the gums, and then places the implant. Again, the gums are closed with multiple stitches.
Benefits of Tooth Implants
- Tooth Implants function and look as natural teeth.
- They offer a long-lasting solution for tooth loss , and are durable.
- Implants can stop the loss of jaw bone.
- Implanted teeth are a better alternative to dentures that do not fit properly. It is possible to speak and smile confidently, even if you have teeth that slip.
- Tooth Implants let you chew any food in comfort and ease.