Common Types of Dental Implants
In the field of implant dentistry, there are many different types of dental implants, each one designed to meet your specific needs.
Only after a thorough evaluation and with the use of diagnostic CT scans will Sunnyvale dental implant dentist Dr. Gupta be able to recommend the best treatment option for you.
To discuss which type of implant will best suit your needs as well as the length, frequency, and the number of appointments needed to finish your implant treatments. Schedule an appointment at Sunnyvale Dental Care Practice today!
Root-Form Titanium Dental Implant: The Most Common Form
The most common type of dental implant is the Root-Form Titanium implant; also known as an endosseous or endosteal implant (a name that stems from the fact that these tooth implants are placed directly in the bone). Root-form implants are made of titanium and are very similar in appearance to screws, nails, or cones.
Sub-Periosteal Dental Implant: For Those Suffering From Bone Loss
Patients who have suffered great amounts of bone loss are likely to benefit the most from the Sub-Periosteal Dental Implant. This is for patients who do not have enough bone in the jaw to withstand the Root-Form Titanium Dental Implant. These types of Dental Implants are placed over the jaw, rather than in it.
Plate-Form Dental Implant
Plate-Form Dental Implants are a rectangle piece of metal with either one or two metal prongs on the side. They are placed vertically in the jaw so the prongs stick up into the mouth where the final Artificial Tooth will later be placed.
Ramus-Frame Dental Implant: For Patients with a Thin Lower Jawbone
Patients with a thin lower-jawbone will likely benefit the most from the Ramus-Frame Dental Implant. These are placed in the jaw at the back of the mouth and then full or partial dentures are made to fit on a thin metal bar that is visible above the gum tissue once everything heals.
Transosseous Implant: The Rarest Form of Dental Implant Therapy
Transosseous Implant was designed originally for people who were devoid of bottom teeth and whose lower jaws had little bone. They are not used extensively these days as placing transosseous implants require, extensive surgery and hospitalization. Also, this type of implant cannot be used in upper implant.
Inserting transosseous implants entails placing two metal rods from the lower part of the chin, via the chin bone, until exposed into the mouth. Now, the exposed rods are used for the sake of attaching a denture.
Learn more when you visit Sunnyvale Dental Care Practice. Call Sunnyvale Dental Implant Dentist Dr. Gupta at (408) 720-0900 to schedule a consultation today!