Dental implants are a safe and effective replacement for the tooth root. They are typically made out of titanium. Because it fuse with the bone after they are placed in the jaw, the dental implant forms a stable and sturdy base for replacement teeth.
Today, there more than 40 different types of dental implants designed for various patient needs. Each one is specifically designed for different functions.
The two main types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal.
Endosteal are placed in the jawbone and are typically shaped like small screws, cylinders, or plates.
The less common subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum or above the jawbone. These are often used for patients with a shallow jawbone who do not want to undergo a procedure to rebuild it.
Patients need either one tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth replaced. There are multiple options for all needs.
A dental implant fitted with a crown is the best option for someone wishing to replace a single tooth.
The traditional dental implant is completed over multiple visits. Today, however, there are many one-stop procedures available, such as immediate loading and mini-implants.
Cortex dental implants are uniquely designed to provide stability in various clinical situations and with all types of bones. The company offers a few types of dental implants to serve all needs.
Easy2Fix use a minimally invasive technique for insertion. This is ideal for elderly patients and provides full rehabilitation during a one-hour session.
Dynamix is a cover screw designed for submerged procedures or surgical procedures including GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration).
The Classix implant, also offered by Cortex Dental, is useful in a variety of implant types, including two-stage, one-stage, immediate loading, and flapless. The Classix implant can be placed on healed bone and can also be used for immediate replacement after extraction.
Saturn implants are ideal for soft or regenerated bone D4/D5. These are mainly designed to increase primary stability. It is often used in cases of immediate replacement after extraction in cases of sinus elevation. It can also act as a rescue implant in case of a failed implantation. This type is perfect for emergency situations.
The One-Piece is ideal for narrow ridges or inter-dental narrow spaces. It has excellent biological width adaptation. The insertion is quick and easy since it uses minimally invasive techniques for insertion. This type also has immediate function.
Other brands offer different types of dental implants. The Alpha Bio Dental Implant is an implant that integrates naturally into the mouth. It is highly durable and allows time for osseointegration. These implants offer each patient lifetime warranty. They are suitable for every bone type. Alpha Bio hopes to make implantology a simple procedure, hence the term simplantology.
AB Dental Implants have been part of the market since 1990. Implants are manufactured based on novel clinical research. The customer service adapts to patients’ needs. These implants come with a 15-year warranty.
Ankylos Dental implants have been in the field for decades. They offer patients a very natural look and feel. Something special about this implant is the reliability of the bond between the abutment and the implant. These are made of purely neutral titanium, which means that there are minimal chances of rejection. Implants come secured in sterile glasses and are opened just before each procedure.
The Biomet 3i Dental Implants offer a specific micro-textured surface that allows for better osseogeneration. The brand has two main types of dental implants, OsseoTite and NanoTite. The NanoTite provides excellent bone bonding and can be used for immediate function procedures. The OsseoTite has a surface that strengthens the attachment. It also reduces the chances of a soft issue infection and allows for good load distribution. All Biomet 3i products are under warranty.
OsseoDental is a company based in Sydney, Australia specializing in mini-dental implants. Their vision is to offer alternative treatment for individuals who cannot afford conventional implants. The 3M ESPE mini-dental implants are proven to be clinically safe. These are effective in stabilizing loose denture and they are designed to maintain stability in dense and soft bones. This is an essential quality for immediate loading. Another advantage of OsseoDental Implants is that bone grafting is not required.
Unlike other implants, OssoeDental implants are placed via a small pilot hole rather than placed into the full osteotomy, which is less traumatic for the patient.
There are many other different types of dental implants available in the market.
Dental implants come in many shapes and sizes. Today, more than 40 different varieties exist. It is important for each patient to do thorough research and to have a conversation with their dentist to discuss best options.