Different Types of Dental Implant Procedures

There are many innovations in dentistry when it comes to tooth replacements and these procedures can restore the function and appearance of your smile. There are certain factors to consider when choosing a suitable procedure and this is something your dentist will clarify for you. But in this article, we will provide some of the options available to you when it comes to dental implants.

If you have a single missing tooth, then you can benefit from a single dental implant.

A titanium implant post will be placed into your jawbone to act as a replacement root. After some time, the implant will fuse with the bone and a custom made crown will then be attached to the implant. It will be very hard to tell which a natural tooth is and which the replacement is. This is a great solution to restore the function and appearance of your teeth without affecting the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. And the crown is custom made to match the shape and colour of your natural teeth so you will not see any difference in your smile. And this implant will function independently much like a natural tooth and you will be able to chew, speak and smile without worrying.

If you have lost most of your teeth however, you can consider all-on-4 dental implants Sydney. Here, there will be four dental implants placed in the jawbone so that a full arch of teeth can be stabilised and supported. This is a procedure that will restore a complete arch of teeth and you don’t need to worry about this teeth slipping or shifting its position unlike traditional dentures because of the increased stability. The dentist will select the locations for the implants in a way that it will reduce the need for bone grafting. So even if your jawbone density is compromised, this is still an effective procedure that you can be a candidate to.

There are also implant-held dentures

Where dental implants are placed in the jawbone but there are special connectors to these. And these connectors or attachments allow you to secure the dentures onto them so that they will not slip. This gives more stability to the dentures. You will be able to eat and speak without worrying about the movement of the dentures and you will also experience less irritation as friction against the gums is reduced. The implants will also stimulate the jawbone so that bone loss over time is prevented. If you have multiple adjacent teeth missing, you can consider an implant supported bridge. Here you will not have to use a single implant for each tooth. But you can have strategically placed dental implants to support a bridge that will span the length of the gap and this will have prosthetic teeth attached. You can preserve your healthy teeth this way because you don’t need to alter adjacent teeth to support the bridge and the implants make sure that the bridge is stable.