At Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, New Jersey, Drs. Tripthi Shetty, and Shivam Patel, educate patients with tooth loss on the various restorations they may want to consider. This includes the different dental implant types used to replace one, several, or all the teeth in the dental arch.
What are the different types of dental implants?
- Single tooth implant. The single-tooth implant is composed of a titanium implant post inserted into the jawbone and a porcelain crown attached to the top of the post. This type of implant is used when a single tooth needs to be replaced
- Multiple tooth implant bridge. The multiple-tooth implant bridge is used when missing two or more adjacent teeth. It consists of several individual implants placed in the jawbone, with abutments connecting them and a bridge or denture placed on top of them
- Full mouth implants. Full mouth implants involve placing an entire arch of dental implants along the upper or lower jaw to support an entire set of artificial teeth (dentures). This type of implant can significantly improve chewing, speaking, and overall oral health in people missing all their teeth. Also known as all-on-four implants, the procedure takes less time than individual implants and can provide more stability than traditional dentures or bridges
- Mini implants. Mini implants are a type of implant that is smaller in size and typically used to support dentures. They are not suitable for replacing single teeth but may be an option for people who don’t have enough bone density for regular-sized implants
- Zirconia implants. Zirconia implants are a type of implant made from zirconium dioxide, which is a highly biocompatible material that won’t cause allergic reactions. They can be used for single teeth as well as multiple tooth replacements and are known for their high strength and durability
These are a few varieties of dental implants that might be considered when looking to replace missing teeth.
To learn more about these, call Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, NJ, today at (732) 402-8858.