Dental implants are temporary replacements for dental roots. Titanium alloys are used the most when it comes to the manufacture of dental implants. Since the dental implant surface lacks stability, there are various substances which are used to cover it thereby enhancing its stability as well as osseointegration. There are different varieties of dental implants but the modern ones have cylindrical or tronconic shapes which are similar to the dental root. Crowns and other dental works such as bridges are attached to the dental implants for cosmetic treatment.
Below are the best dental implants:
Single tooth implant
This can be termed as a dental procedure carried out with the aim of replacing a single tooth. In most cases, it requires one implant, abutment as well as the crown.
Subperiosteal dental implant
This is only applied if the jawbone lacks sufficient width or length. It is a kind of metal plate which is placed under the gum near to the jawbone. It is not made of heavy materials and it is braced to ensure even distribution of pressure across the jawbone. All implants are now safely attached to the implant. The remaining implants such as crowns are attached after the healing process.
Endosteal Dental Implants
This is a dental implant which occurs in the bone and this kind of replacement is done through a surgical procedure. The visible part of the implant has a similar look to that of your natural teeth while the base contains a titanium screw which is implanted on the bone. The aim of the endosteal dental implants is to help the jawbone to be strong and at the same time remain supportive which is the same role played by the root of the natural tooth. Endosteal dental implants do not require glue for attachment purposes, unlike dentures.
The above are the types of dental implants in the field of dentistry.