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08 Apr

3 Types of Dental Implants


Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a modern and effective solution for such conditions. And with them, you can restore your dentition and enjoy a normal and relaxed lifestyle again.

To make the best choice for your health, it is important to familiarise yourself with the different types of dental implants currently available on the market.

Of course, you should always discuss the appropriate types of implants with your implantologist before considering starting treatment. To ensure effective results, book a consultation or explore the treatment in more detail.

1. Single dental implants

Medical research in dentistry shows that over 158 million people, or 2.3% of the world’s population, suffer from complete tooth loss.

Given this troubling number, it is unsurprising that more people consider dental implants the best and most effective way to restore missing teeth.

However, it is also not uncommon for patients to only have one or two missing teeth due to untreated infection or an accident.

In this case, we can only replace a single tooth, but unlike other restorations, a single-tooth dental implant replaces your missing tooth from root to crown.

Explore single implants.

What is the dental implant procedure? 

  1. You will meet with one of our dental implant experts to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
  2. If so, we will create a personalised treatment plan that outlines every step to your new, healthy smile.
  3. The implant will be placed in your jaw surgically.
  4. We then attach the crown, designed to look and feel exactly like the rest of your teeth.
  5. And voila. Your brand-new smile awaits.

You will be given local anaesthesia during the procedure.

2. Replacing several teeth

Using an implant-supported bridge:

  • This method is applicable when you have multiple missing teeth next to each other.
  • It involves creating a dental bridge, which consists of two crowns on either side of the missing teeth.
  • The treatment process is the same as in the restoration of a tooth.
  • The advantages of the bridge over implants are that you can safely replace a few missing teeth without the unnecessary cost of replacing each tooth.
  • In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, the bone is better preserved.

3. Replacing all of your teeth

Using the revolutionary All on 4:

If you’re missing all your teeth, an implant-retained full denture can replace them, or something more stable like All-on-4 will replace an entire jaw and some roots. This option provides several advantages over other teeth replacement options.

In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, full bridges or dentures are designed to be long-lasting.

Implant-supported dentures are more comfortable and stable than conventional ones. Allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.