Types of Implant Supported Fixed Teeth

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Dental Implant

Dental implant is an easy term for an ‘endosseous implant’ which implies implanting a surgical component as an interface between the bone of the jaw and the dental prosthesis like bridge, crown or denture. This procedure of dental implant is categorized as artificial replacement and hence it is a form of cosmetic dentistry. For any missing tooth, it is worthwhile to consider undergoing dental implant treatment.

What are the main types of dental implants?

There are various types of dental implants, however the two main types are:

How should one choose from the available Implant Supported Fixed Teeth Options?

With so many varieties of implant supported teeth available, it is challenging and confusing to choose one which fulfills your purpose. Let’s focus on four main categories of which first two are fixed options and the other two are removable ones.

Fixed Full-arch Implant

Fixed Full-arch implant supported Bridges

This may consist of 6 to 8 implants which are fixed through a dental bridge. There can be a maximum of 6 implants on the top and six implants on the bottom. The final prosthesis can either be in the form of fixed bridge or a hybrid denture. The benefit of going with this type of implant procedure is that if you lose any implant in the years to come, you have an option to have the tooth reinstated. Another part which contributes to your beauty when using this category of implant is that you are able to eat and chew whatever we want.

All on 4 Implant supported Dentures

This type of implant supported denture stands on the support of 4 implants and hence the name. Another common name for this type of implant is hybrid denture. It is also called as TEETH-IN-A-DAY Procedure. It is a very good option to consider since the dentures are fixed, i.e. they stay in at all times. This option is very good in cases where there is significant bone loss especially in the upper jaw and the patient wants to avoid major bone grafting and sinus lift procedures.

Implant supported Over denture

Implant supported Over denture

The implant supported over denture consists of 4 or more dental implants and yet it comes with a removable prosthesis which attaches itself to the dental implants in a particular manner. It may be through a metal bar which is fixed to offer support to the denture. The variations which can be considered include use of custom metal support bar or telescope, the number of implants that are to be done, the state of bones and amount of bones available, the material used in making cosmetic teeth, and their esthetics. All these variations have a direct influence on the cost of treatment.

This is a highly cost effective option and is no lesser than the previous implant supported dentures and bridges. The only limiting factor is that it requires removal at night and thorough cleaning. Yet it is advantageous since it gives you option to eat your food comfortably, keep your gums clean, save on money and yet maintain the same looks all throughout the day.

Implant supported single or multiple teeth

Single or multiple missing teeth can also be replace with Dental Implants. The biggest advantage is that you do not have to get your adjacent teeth grinded for fixing the bridge. Only the tooth or teeth that are missing can be replaced with dental implants without harming the adjacent present natural teeth in the mouth.

Get the most of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry solutions of dental implants.