Are there different types of dental implants?
What is a dental implant and are there different types of dental implants?
Find out the difference between a single dental implant, multiple dental implants and the All-On-4 dental implants with Southside Dental Implants Brisbane.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a safe and effective replacement for teeth. Dental implants are designed to integrate with the natural jaw bone to create a stable foundation for a crown, bridge or denture. The treatment is clinically proven to be successful and can last a lifetime if cared for appropriately.
Did you know that there are different types of dental implants?
There are different types of dental implant treatments and different kinds of dental implants. The dental implant treatment and technology that will be most appropriate for you will depend on a number of different factors such as how many teeth you have lost and the health of your jaw.
Different dental implant treatments
Here at Southside Dental Implants Brisbane, we provide a number of dental implant solutions for patients.
Single dental Implant
Single dental implants can be used to replace one tooth at a time. This kind of treatment is most appropriate for patients who have only lost one tooth or if their missing teeth are spaced out in their mouth.
Multiple dental implants
If you have more than one tooth missing in a row, you don’t necessarily need one dental implant per tooth. You can instead have multiple crowns (artificial teeth) connected together to bridge the gap.
All-On-4 dental implants
For patients who have lost full arches of teeth or are considering removing remaining teeth due to decay or damage, All-On-4 dental implants are a great solution. This revolutionary treatment involves the precise placement of 4 dental implants and the fabrication and placement of a full arch of replica teeth with gums.
Different kinds of dental implants
Dr Kassim uses only the highest quality dental implants to ensure his patients have the best possible chance of success. As a tertiary qualified dental implant dentist, Dr Kassim takes special care to ensure he is providing treatments using the latest dental implant technology for his patients. For more information regarding the dental implants used at Southside Dental Implants Brisbane, contact Dr Kassim and his team today.
How long do dental implants last?
As we discussed last month in our article “how long do dental implants last?” Dental implants have been known to last over 40 years. At this point in time, further studies are still being carried out to provide more evidence regarding how long dental implants can last for patients but evidence has suggested that dental implants can have the capacity to last a lifetime provided that you brush, floss and take care of your health.
What could lead to dental implant failure?
More often than not, dental implant failure is caused by poor oral health or lack of bone density. If your jawbone is not thick enough for a dental implant, you may need a bone graft prior to treatment. If you are affected by periodontal disease, your treatment may need to be delayed until your health has improved.
It is important that your oral health is steady enough for the treatment, otherwise you could be lowering your chances of success. During your consultation, Dr Kassim will assess your oral health and your suitability thoroughly before determining the best course of action for your treatment.