Getting dental implants is a big step in improving your oral health and your life. With so many options for different types of dental implants, it’s hard to know which procedure is right for you. Listed below is important information about implant procedures:
- Subperiosteal Implants: These implants are typically used for single stage procedures. They are positioned inside the gum tissue on the jaw bone which holds the restoration. The post then protrudes from the gums. This procedure is ideal for people who don’t have enough bone height to hold dentures securely.
- Endosteal Implants: These types of implants are most commonly used for two-stage procedures. Surgically implanted onto the jaw bone, they are an alternative to detachable dentures or bridges.
- Two-Stage Dental Implants: Two-stage implant procedures are the most commonly practiced method and are surgically placed in the jaw bone. The gum tissue is then stitched closed to protect the implant white the bone heals and fuses to it. Once it has healed, a minor surgery is needed to uncover the implant to attach the temporary restoration and abutment.
- Single-Stage Implants: This method involves a one-piece implant, once it’s placed in the jaw bone, it protrudes through the gum. Once the healing period is over, the abutment and crown can be placed without additional surgery.
- Immediate Loading: In specific cases, both the implant and restoration are placed during a single surgery. Once the tooth is extracted, the implant is surgically placed and the placement of the crown follows. Patients must have sufficient bone density and volume in order to be a candidate for this procedure.
Not sure which implant procedure is right for you? Call your Arvada implant specialists at Complete Dental Care. We are here to help and to make sure that you have an implant procedure that’s the right fit for you.