What is Dental Implant or Tooth Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts surgically positioned and placed into the jawbone beneath gums to allow a crown or fake tooth to be mounted onto the implant post in replacing a missing gap.


Benefits of Dental Implants or Tooth Implants Treatment

Dental Implants are used to replaces missing teeth and retains bone structure. Having missing teeth replace maintains your facial profile and appearance. Using dental implant fixed prosthetics, chewing function is restored and you are able to smile naturally.


Type of Dental Implant Treatments

1) Conventional Dental Implants

Conventional dental implants is the most established method for dental implant placement whereby waiting time of about 6 months or more is left for bone healing and dental implant osseointegration whereby the dental implant is fused with the jaw bone. Although conventional dental implant takes time, conventional dental implants provide good stability and success rates used for many cases of indications including cases with bone loss.

2) Immediate Dental Implants

Immediate dental implants refers to having a tooth removed and the dental implant post placed into the jaw bone during the same surgical visit. Immediate dental implant enable the benefit of having less trauma and reduces the need of an additional visit for surgical opening gums for implant post placement.

3) Immediate Load Dental Implants

Immediate load dental implants refers to having the fixed prosthetics on implant, normally a crown or overdentures, loaded or fitted onto the implant post very soon after the implant post is embedded into the jaw. Immediate load implants are only done for cases with good bone support and density.


Type of dental implant restorations

Dental Implants may be used to replace a single, multiple gaps or full jaw missing gaps. There are a variety of combinations of prosthetics over the dental implants for each type of dental implant restorations:


1) Single tooth Implant

Single tooth implants composes of a crown fitted onto the implant post. The single tooth implant acts as a new tooth root with a crown over the tooth. Sometimes, immediate and immediate load implants might be done for single tooth implants.


2) Multiple Tooth Implants with bridges

When there are multiple missing gaps, several single tooth implants may be used to restore the missing gap. If the multiple missing gap are together in one row, 2 or more implants with fixed bridges over the dental implant post may be done to restore missing gaps more economically.


3) Full Mouth Tooth Implants

There are several options in replacing full mouth missing gaps with dental implants.
- Dentures Implants
- Dental Bridge Implants
- All-on-4 Immediate Function Implants


Type of Full Mouth Tooth Implants

There are several options in replacing full mouth missing gaps with dental implants.

1) Dental Implants with Overdentures

Mini-implants are small sized dental implants that are fitted mostly on the medium term in retaining overdentures. Conventional dental Implants helps to retains overdentures over the long term.
- Mini-implants with overdentures
- Locator Mini-implants with overdentures
- Conventional Dental Implants with overdentures


2) Dental Implants with Fixed Bridges

Dental Implants with Fixed Bridges is similiar to having new tooth roots with a new set of fixed bridges over each dental implant post. Dental Implants with Fixed Bridges


3) All-on-4 or All-on-6 Implants with Hybrid Fixed Bridges

All-on-4 and All-on-6 are immediate function dental implant solutions normally completed within a period of about 2 weeks. After the dental implant posts are embedded into the jaw, an acrylic hybrid bridge is made and fitted almost immediately over the implant posts and locked into place. All-on-4 and All-on-6 are normally more economical than having dental implants with fixed bridges and may be used for cases with posterior bone loss.


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