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Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants refer to tooth procedures, usually installing titanium posts into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth. Depending on the condition of the teeth, dental implants can have a variety of costs due to the different types of procedures on the market. No mouth is the same, and dentists will have to improvise to perform a successful surgery. Depending on what you need, here’s a comprehensive list of the options you may have to help improve your smile.

Single-tooth Implants

Basic dental implants usually replace one tooth. Crowns, abutments, and implants tend to focus on micro-implants and bridges to help support the permanent implant, and after the permanent implant is healed, the micro-implants are removed. Most often, single tooth implants are placed in the jawbone, called endosteal. Endosteal implants focus on using the jawbone to support the implant, as it helps to support the rest of the natural teeth.

Multiple-tooth implants

Multiple tooth implants involve more complicated procedures and thus have a variety of options to achieve a perfect smile. Depending on the condition of the missing and surrounding teeth. Using fewer implants may help to support the rest of the natural teeth, and thus can provide a more valuable option. Some implants may require a subperiosteal implant, which places the implant under the gum, but not in the jawbone. The subperiosteal procedure is used when the jawbone does not have the capacity to support the natural teeth, or when a patient does not wish to undergo bone augmentation for rebuilding their mouth.

Fixed, removable bridges

Similar to implant dentures, these types of implants, typically multiple-toothed, help to support the bridgework of the mouth. These bridges are detachable and won’t cause bone loss or weak teeth. The cost for this type of implants is less than those with titanium posts. These types of implants tend to focus less on the jawbone for support and offer an alternative solution for tooth replacement.

Orthodontic Anchorage

Whether standard or micro, anchorage aims at applying resistance to unwanted tooth movement. This can be applied to those with braces who have gaps in their tooth alignment. These implants rely on the bone structure to move the teeth, aiming at aligning the tooth back into place as well as support any implants placed into the missing spaces.

All of these options come with multiple specifications, such as size placement, internal connectors, surface treatments, and immediate loading. However, at Jacob Laudie Dental, you’ll be able to get the implants you need at the most affordable prices. Dr. Jacob Laudie and his dental associates will be able to clearly assess your teeth, advise a steady plan for teeth construction, all while giving you peace of mind. If you’re interested in learning more about their implant procedures, or just need a check-up in the Lees Summit, MO area, then schedule an appointment today.

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