Get to know about types of dental implants and general tips for maintaining various dental implants - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

Get to know about types of dental implants and general tips for maintaining various dental implants

Dental implants, which have recently become widespread, are not limited to one type of course, but there are different types that vary according to certain conditions, and this is what we will see in some detail in the following paragraphs, and we will address the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

tooth implant types

Types of Dental Implants

Types of Dental Implants

There are more than one type of dental implants that rely, of course, on the nature of the surgery performed by the doctor in that type of implants. The main difference that appears in these types is the way in which they are connected to the jawbones, in addition to the type of implant used, and we will address it in some detail:

Endosteal implants

This type of implant is performed in the bones and is one of the types that are commonly used. It is characterized by its shape, which resembles screws to a large extent, and it is in the form of a cylinder or blade in some other cases.

In it, the doctor inserts the implant into the jawbones and carries one or more of the replacement teeth, which are called artificial teeth. Doctors resort to this type of implant if the affected person has dentures or bridges.

Subperiosteal implants

In this type of implants, the implant is placed on the jawbone or above it, as it is considered a metal support that is placed under the gum area and heals with the gum until it works to fix it in the appropriate position.

The doctor performs this type of implants in the following cases:

  • If the affected person is unable to wear regular dentures
  • In the case of the affected person who does not have enough natural jawbone to fit the implant inside the bone.
  • If the patient does not wish to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to build bone.

Implant Overdentures

Sometimes we find that extra replacement dentures for traditional dentures are a suitable choice for a person who enjoys good health that helps him to remove teeth, and this technique relies on placing the denture over the implants, which can add stability and fixation to the teeth if compared to traditional dentures.

This type of implant has some benefits, which are as follows:

  • Improve speech
  • Helps reduce the feeling of comfort
  • Easy chewing of food

All-on-4 Dental Implant Technique

This method is used by adults who do not want to install a full set of dentures. The procedure is performed by placing a small titanium screw in the jaw, in order to replace the missing or damaged tooth. Usually, this procedure is performed through a very simple surgical operation.

Once the doctor has completed this step, he works on installing the crown, and the result is very satisfactory and good, as the teeth look like their natural appearance and function naturally. This method is known by this name because it relies on using 4 implants for each jaw during this implant procedure.

Implant-supported bridges technique

Many doctors recommend using this technique for people who have lost many of their teeth in a short period of time and consecutively, as it is an alternative to individual implant surgery or traditional bridges. The doctor may also have to resort to it if there is not enough bone for implant support or if the nerve is close.

This technique relies on placing the implants in the jawbones at first, and as soon as the implants merge with the bones, the supports of these supports are connected to the implant, of course.

“Get a perfect and attractive smile with the advanced front teeth implants we offer at The Dental Center“.

types of dental implants

types of dental implants

Types of Dental Implants and Their Prices

The types of dental implants vary according to the method of each, and therefore they have a varied cost according to each type, and these are some types and their prices that appear as follows:

  • Prices of traditional dental implants range between 5000 and 12000 Egyptian pounds
  • Immediate dental implant prices range from 5000 to 7000 Egyptian pounds
  • Laser dental implant prices range from 10000 to 15000 Egyptian pounds
  • The price of dental implants that rely on American materials reaches 7000 Egyptian pounds per tooth
  • The prices of dental implants that use German materials are estimated at about 8000 Egyptian pounds per tooth
  • Korean dental implants cost 9000 Egyptian pounds per tooth

Types of Immediate Dental Implants

Immediate dental implants are known as the procedure in which the metal implant is placed in the jawbones at the same time as the damaged tooth or molar is extracted directly or perhaps after jawbone grafting.

Immediate dental implants start from the time when the natural tooth becomes untreatable due to severe decay or the molar coming out of place and being extracted.

In this type of implant, the metal implant is placed in the tooth socket immediately after extraction, and then the gum is sutured and waiting for the implant to heal with the bones.

This technique relies on the presence of the tooth or molar root in the jawbones, which ensures the continuity of the necessary physiological stimulation for the bones, which ensures the preservation of the bone mass in good condition to withstand the dental implant immediately after extraction.

It is best in this type not to wait after extraction to avoid jawbone resorption and many problems resulting from tooth extraction, which of course require a lot of preparation before the implant procedure, but we find that immediate dental implants may occur simultaneously with bone grafting in the same session. In this case, the process of bone integration with the implant may take longer than usual.

types of immediate dental implants

Types of immediate dental implants

Advantages of Immediate Dental Implants

  • Dental implants are distinguished by the fact that they can occur in the same session in which the molar or tooth is extracted, unlike traditional implants, which require a period to prepare the bones, tissues and for the implants to adapt to the jawbones, which can take up to six months until the implant can be placed.
  • Immediate implants allow you to install a temporary crown in the same session until complete bone healing occurs, which is called immediate loading, and then install the final crown within a period ranging from two to six months.
  • Immediate dental implants are less costly and time-consuming than traditional dental implants.

Disadvantages of Immediate Dental Implants

  • Immediate dental implants do not result in many side effects other than the known ones of bleeding or swelling.
  • Immediate dental implants are one of the most successful and simplest techniques used in dental implants, but if performed by a doctor with limited experience or done incorrectly, it can result in a major problem that affects the bones. To learn more about immediate dental implants, click the following article.
disadvantages of immediate dental implants

Disadvantages of immediate dental implants

Types of Dental Implants According to the Technique Used

There are actually two types of techniques used in dental implants, which we will discuss in some detail as follows:

Traditional Dental Implants

Traditional dental implants involve surgically implanting the metal implant into the jawbones by making a surgical incision in the gum and exposing the jawbones, and then placing the metal implant in it. The gum is then closed and waiting for a period of up to two or three months for the implant to integrate with the jawbones.

After that, the gum is cut again, and the rest of the implanted dental accessories are fixed, and then the white crown that resembles natural teeth is installed.

There are some people who are eligible for this type of dental implant, which are as follows:

  • The person who has lost one or more teeth
  • People who have healthy and strong jawbones that can accommodate implants
  • The person who has gums in good condition and does not suffer from inflammation or any diseases

The traditional method of dental implants has a high success rate, as it also gives the bones and gums enough time to recover and for the implants to adapt well to the jawbones. Perhaps its most important disadvantage is the long time it takes for the entire implant procedure to be completed, in addition to the pain resulting from the surgical incisions in the gums and suturing.

The cost of traditional dental implants is estimated at around $200 or $300 per tooth in Turkey, while the cost of a full set of dental implants ranges from 7000 to 12000 Egyptian pounds.

Immediate Dental Implants

In most cases, immediate dental implants are performed in a single session and without the need for surgery, as they rely heavily on directly inserting the implant into the tooth socket immediately after extraction, where the gum is open at the site of the damaged tooth or molar, and its location is empty, allowing the implant to be placed directly after extraction.

There are some conditions that must be met in the person for immediate implants to be performed, which include the following:

  • The area of the damaged tooth must be free of infections, gum diseases, and inflammation.
  • It is essential that the tooth socket in the jawbone is intact and in good condition.
  • If there is swelling or inflammation around the tooth during extraction, the condition must be treated first before starting the implant procedure.

Immediate dental implants are advantageous in that they save time and effort, as well as help in obtaining the missing teeth and replacing them more quickly. In addition to avoiding the patient from undergoing two surgical procedures, which results in a lot of pain and discomfort.

Besides these important advantages, we find that the failure of immediate dental implants, along with their high cost, is one of the main disadvantages of using this technique, which makes many people reluctant to try it. The cost of implanting a single tooth is estimated at around $550 in Turkey, while a full set of dental implants ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 Egyptian pounds.

immediate dental implants

immediate dental implants

Types of Dental Implants by Manufacturing Material

Do you know about the materials used in the manufacturing of dental implants? In the following paragraph, we will learn about the two basic materials from which dental implants are made, which are titanium and zirconia, as follows:

Titanium Implants

The titanium metal has many properties that make it a suitable choice for the manufacture of dental implants, which are as follows:

  • Its ability to withstand different conditions, in addition to the great hardness and durability it possesses.
  • Titanium does not have any toxic effect on the body
  • Titanium does not react with other body components
  • The body does not show any adverse reaction to the presence of titanium, as it does not reject the implants

Disadvantages of Titanium Material

  • Undoubtedly, titanium has disadvantages like any other element, which appears in its scarcity and high cost compared to other materials.
  • Dealing with titanium and shaping it consumes a lot of time and effort.

The cost of dental implants using titanium material is the known cost in general for dental implants. The best people suitable for titanium dental implants are those who do not suffer from infections, gum recession, inflammation or bone problems.

Zirconia Implants

Zirconia is a modern type of implants, which is designed differently from traditional metal dental implants. We find that traditional tooth implants consist of 3 separate pieces: the metal root, the abutment or screw that connects the root to the upper part, and the white crown or crown that resembles the tooth.

While zirconia is a single piece that includes the root and crown together, and it is a suitable option for people who are sensitive to metals or titanium material in particular.

Zirconia material has some properties that make it a good choice for use in the manufacture of dental implants, which include the following:

  • Zirconia is metal-free and there is no risk or possibility of sensitivity to its components.
  • Zirconia implants reduce the accumulation of plaque and bacteria on the teeth and gums, which helps maintain good oral and dental health.
  • The color of zirconia is somewhat similar to the color of natural teeth, and in this case, if gum recession occurs, the white tooth color will not show.
  • Zirconia material does not cause any reaction in the body, and therefore there is no risk of the body rejecting it, and the inflammation that occurs around the tooth is less due to this feature.
  • There are no concerns about the implant rusting or corroding, and therefore it does not cause any side effects.

Despite the many advantages that zirconia material has, it is not without drawbacks like all materials, which are as follows:

  • Zirconia material does not resemble titanium in terms of durability, strength and endurance.
  • Dealing with implants is difficult and less flexible because the implant is made of a single piece only.
  • The cost of installing zirconia is higher than the cost of titanium material.

The cost of zirconia dental implants is around 5000 Egyptian pounds for a single tooth in traditional implants, and about 7000 Egyptian pounds for immediate implants.

Types of Dental Implants by Type of Implant

There are three main types of dental implants that are widely used and differ in terms of how the implant is installed in the jawbones, which include the following:

  • Endosteal implants
  • Subperiosteal implants
  • Implant-supported dentures

“Comfortable and professional experience with The Dental Center for front teeth implants in a friendly and professional environment for patients”.

Is Dental Implant Surgery Possible for Any Individual?

Of course, everyone can undergo dental implant surgery, as it can be performed in cases of single or multiple tooth loss, and of course in cases where there are no teeth at all.

Dental implants are a suitable option for people who have lost all their teeth and wear a full set of dentures, as they often complain of constant pain and inability to chew properly. This problem grows due to the loss of bone tissue that supports the dentures over time, and with dental implants, most of these complaints disappear and bone loss stops.

How Can Elaj Medical Help You Choose the Right Type of Dental Implant?

  • Elaj Medical offers excellent services in dental implants, providing various types of immediate and traditional implants, in addition to other supportive procedures.
  • Elaj Medical has a large group of distinguished doctors and experienced professionals in the field of dental implants, where they work to provide comprehensive information and details related to dental implants and the patient’s health condition.
  • They are keen on using modern imaging and evaluation techniques that provide a large amount of details and rely entirely on explaining the condition and the appropriate treatment method.
  • Elaj Medical is keen to take advantage of all available options that provide an opportunity to obtain effective treatment at a lower cost and with less pain.
how does elaj medical help you choose the right type of dental implant

How does Elaj Medical help you choose the right type of dental implant?

Additional Procedures Required for Dental Implants

In some cases, the doctor may perform additional procedures for dental implants or to remove obstacles that make the procedure impossible, including the following:

Bone Augmentation

In case there is no natural bone in good condition sufficient to support and fix the implants, the doctor may see that the patient needs bone augmentation in order to rebuild the jawbone and compensate for the missing part of it to be able to support and fix the implant.

Sinus Lift

The presence of sinuses may prevent the placement of implants in the back of the upper jaw due to the lack of sufficient bone to fix the implants, which forces the doctor to perform a sinus lift, which raises the sinus floor upwards to create enough space to place the implant.

Ridge Expansion

The doctor may need to expand the ridge in case the jawbone is small and its area is insufficient to accommodate the implant and place it properly. This procedure requires placing a bone graft on a small area along the edge of the jawbone.

Advantages of Dental Implant Procedures

Dental implant procedures offer many advantages and good features, which are as follows:

  • It gives the teeth a beautiful appearance that closely resembles natural teeth.
  • It is characterized by a stable result because it relies on the process of bone integration with the implants, which gives the patient a feeling of self-confidence and comfort, unlike traditional dentures that require adhesives to stay in place.
  • The patient notices an improvement in their ability to speak and pronounce correctly and adjust the pronunciation of letters due to the fixed implants.
  • The patient can eat food well without them moving during eating.
  • The patient can smile with confidence.
  • Dental implants do not affect the adjacent teeth, thus preserving the health of the gums and surrounding tissues.

General Tips for Maintaining Different Types of Dental Implants

  • Maintain dental hygiene and use a toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day, and use dental floss once a day to clean areas that the toothbrush cannot reach.
  • Avoid smoking, as it weakens blood circulation, which can damage the implanted bones and lead to complete implant failure.
  • Avoid chewing hard foods such as ice cubes to avoid damaging the crowns fixed on the implant.
  • Maintain regular visits to the dentist to detect potential problems early and treat them properly.

To learn more details about the best medical center for dental treatment and cosmetics, please contact us atThe Dental Center.

0/5 (0 Reviews)

د. ماجدة فاروق

"Professional Dentist at the Dental Care Medical Center Welcome to the Dental Care Medical Center, where we offer a full range of preventive, therapeutic, and cosmetic dental services. We have a team of the best dentists in Egypt, who have extensive experience in all areas of dentistry. Extens ... read more

We are always happy to answer your inquiries
Related topics
How Dental Implants Without Surgery Work and Their Key Benefits
How Dental Implants Without Surgery Work and Their Key Benefits

How to Plant Teeth Without Surgery, Many people nowadays lose some of their teeth due to various reasons, and therefore dental experts have developed some

Show more
Learn About Immediate Dental Implants and Their Key Benefits!
Learn About Immediate Dental Implants and Their Key Benefits!

What is Immediate Dental Implant? Many people lose their teeth due to various health and external factors. Therefore, doctors have tried to develop therapeutic

Show more
My Experience with Dental Implants in 2023 and What are the Latest Technologies Used?
My Experience with Dental Implants in 2023 and What are the Latest Technologies Used?

My Experience with Dental Implants 2023, In this article, we will share with you several different cases of people talking about their personal experiences

Show more
whatsapp Call Contact us