The different types of dental implants

The different types of dental implants

Dental implants are artificial components that replace missing teeth with tooth-like structures. You can get them by visiting any good dental implant clinic in Dubai. A dental implant is basically a titanium screw that interfaces directly with the jaw’s bone or pulp to serve as an anchor or supporting tooth, or for a partial denture, bridge, crown or denture. They are typically used in conjunction with other dental restoration procedures, especially dental bridges and dentures that do not require a complete jaw reconstruction. Although there are two kinds of implants, namely synthetic and natural, the type of procedure you undergo depends on your oral health condition and the kind of implant used. Below are the different types of dental implants that you can find at a good cosmetic clinic in Dubai.

Single Crown:

This is the most common type of dental implants. One of its distinctive characteristics is that it can replace either only one or multiple teeth. The titanium screw is placed into the jaw bone through a small incision made at the gum line. An artificial tooth crown then covers the screw. Multiple crowns can also be used to replace many missing teeth.

Gingivectomy/decortication:

A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or replaces one or more teeth with the aid of a titanium post inserted in the gums. In the past, general anesthesia was required for this type of surgery because of the proximity of the upper jaw to the gums. However, modern dental implants placed in the upper jaw do not require this high dosage of anesthetic since the nerves from the surrounding nerves have already been bypassed. Instead, local anesthesia is required to numb the gums before the titanium posts are inserted into the gums. Once the posts are securely placed into the gums, the patient is taken home. Full recovery usually takes up to three months.

Prosthetic appliance:

A prosthetic appliance is a removable denture that is designed to be used in conjunction with the dental implants. It is made from a hard, lightweight material such as titanium and fits behind the natural tooth. This type of prosthetic normally requires two appointments for placement and subsequent replacement. A systematic review of available data found that prosthetic appliances are very successful in replacing natural teeth.