Dental implants are small titanium posts which your dentists carefully positions and implants into your jawbone. After the whole procedure is complete, your wounds will heal over time around the posts, usually around four to six months after which they become more permanently fixed into your jaw and replace your tooth roots. Once fully healed, your dentist can attach your restoration. Usually, you find that implants can support a bridge, crown or even full dentures and each of these restorations can be custom-made to match and fit your smile comfortably. One reason why this is possible is that dental implants Toronto are highly stable. This means that your restoration can never slip out of place. You will also realize that your biting force will be fully restored as well.
1. Traditional dental implants
This is still the most commonly used type of dental implants. They are usually about 3.5 mm wide which also makes them a great choice if you are looking to go for a single implant-supported crown. This type of implant can also support full dentures or bridges. However, to qualify to have such a surgery, you need to have a sufficient jawbone density and volume of the whole procedure to be considered a success. After a tooth or teeth have fallen out of being extracted, the surrounding bone starts to atrophy and your jaw slowly starts to recede. This may result in you not having enough tissue in your jawbone to qualify you for traditional implants. But if your dentist believes that this is the best route to take, then you can also have a bone graft operation as well. The traditional implants have been found to be more stable and durable. You can always have your mini implants placed in your jaws as well, which have suffered bone recession to some extent.
2. Mini dental implants
These implants are much thinner than the traditional posts. They can be as little as up to 1.8 mm wide. It is due to their smaller size that they can only impact a smaller amount of the jawbone. Meaning your surgery is immediately followed by a faster healing time. The mini implants are also a good option supposing you intend to receive a denture or implant-supported bridge. In such cases, you need multiple posts to hold and secure these types or restorations. The mini implants can be used in place of bone grafting.
3. Endosteal implants
These types of implants surgically implant into your jawbone and once the surrounding gum tissue heals completely, a second surgery needs to be done to connect each post to the original implant. Lastly, the artificial tooth is then attached to the post-individually. They can even be grouped on a denture or bridge.
4. Subperiosteal implants
These types of implants consist of metal frames, which are fitted into the jawbone below the gum tissue. Then, as the gums heal, the frames become fixed to the jawbone. During this time, the posts which have been attached to the frame start to protrude through your gums. The artificial teeth can then be mounted on the posts as with the artificial teeth.