Two Main Types of Dental Implants
There are two main types of dental implants that are offered. They are “Endosteal” and “Subperiosteal”.
The Endosteal are a type of dental implant that is placed directly into the patients jawbone. Endosteal type of dental implant is usually produced of titamium and are in a shape of a screw. They can also be produced with the ceramic or polymeric. The Endosteal type of dental implant is the most commomly used by dentists.
The other type is called “Subperiosteal”, this is where a metal frame is fitted on the jawbone just below the gum line. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. Posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums. As with endosteal implants, artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.
If your jawbone is not able to support dental implants, several techniques can be used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jawline and provide a sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth. These include bone augmentation, sinus lift and ridge expansion.
This involves restoring or regenerating bone in your jaw when it is not able to support implants otherwise. Research shows that using bone additives and growth factors to fortify the bone generally achieves the best results.
Also called sinus augmentation or sinus elevation, this involves adding bone below the sinus in cases where natural bone has deteriorated due to missing upper back teeth.
If your jaw isn’t wide enough to support dental implants, bone graft material can be added to a small ridge, or space, created along the top of your jaw.
If you would like more information on Dental Implants in Ancaster, please contact Golf Links Dental!