What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option for dentures and bridges. They can replace missing teeth, and they look and feel like your natural teeth. Physicians can make implants Westfield from gold, porcelain, titanium, and other metals.

Because they are a long-term solution, dentists can place dental implants in various locations to fit your lifestyle and needs. The different types of dental implants available today include:

Pediatric dentures

Dentists use pediatric dentures when there is no room for traditional dental implants when your jaw is too small or poorly shaped to contain one. They are made from polyethylene plastic that resembles natural teeth and can be adapted to fit any cavity where it typically goes in your mouth. They usually come with removable retainers for chewing and eating food..

Oral implants

Oral implants are a common type of dental implant. Dentists place them directly into the jawbone and make them look like regular teeth. Dentists can use them to replace single or multiple missing teeth, including molars and baby teeth.


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Bent root replacement

These implants are placed into your jawbone, where there is no room for a tooth or teeth to grow back naturally. Because there is no space for natural tooth eruption, these implants are typically placed one at a time with no option for future additions.

Bent neck replacement

A bent neck replacement implant is similar to a bent root replacement but also replaces some bone around the jawline damaged due to injury or decay. Your dentists can use this type of implant as a permanent solution if you experience severe damage to your jawbone because it replaces all or part of the damaged area with artificial material.

Endosseous implants

Endosseous implants are ideal for restoring full crowns or veneers. Your dentist can place them in the jawbone before securing them with screws. A dentist can also put them in the back of your mouth or on top of your tooth. Dentists can also place these implants on either side of a tooth.

Implant-supported fixed bridges

An implant-supported fixed bridge is a fixed bridge that uses one or more implants to provide support to your teeth and create a stable platform for your upper denture (or partial denture). Your dentist will place an implant into your jawbone and attach it to your existing teeth using screws or other means of attachment. The result is an implant-supported fixed bridge that looks natural, feels comfortable, and provides long-term stability.

Bent implants

Bent implants mimic natural teeth. They look and feel like teeth when you smile. The type of implant is ideal for patients who want to avoid the traditional metal post that can be sharp or uncomfortable during chewing and speaking activities.

There are several types of dental implants. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks. To find the best dental implant for your needs, you must have a consultation with a dentist who specializes in dental implants. Contact Dental Studios for a consultation with a dentist or schedule an appointment for more information about implants.