Types of dental implants: (1)

A procedure in which your missing tooth or teeth are replaced with the artificial one via surgery. They are effective and long-lasting and artificial teeth act and feel same as the natural teeth.

Two types of dental implants are available:

  1. Endosteal
  2. Subperiosteal

Endosteal: it is done in the bone. This type is very common among people who choose dental implants. Usually, SCREWS, BLADES, and CYLINDER are types that are used in surgery for placing in the jawbone. Usually, implants are performed for more than one teeth. This type is preferred mostly as an alternative to bridges and dentures.

Subperiosteal: This type of metal framework is done on top of your jaws. Gums are protruded so they can hold the prosthesis. This type of dental implant is recommended to patients who are uncomfortable wearing dentures and also to those with the smallest height of bone.

Benefits of dental implant:

Here is the list of benefits for dental implantation:

  1. It helps to prevent deterioration of the jawbone
  2. It helps you in improving the function of chewing
  3. Speech is improved with a dental implant
  4. If proper care is given dental implant can last for a lifetime
  5. Your natural appearance, strength, and durability can be improved
  6. Orthodontic problems can be avoided rest of your life.

Coat of dental implant:

The cost of a dental implant varies from location to location. In some regions, it might cost you around 35 dollars for a full-mouth dental implant. The single-tooth implant can cost you fifteen hundred dollars to two thousand dollars. This price does not include the expenses of the procedure. But you can negotiate with your dentist nearby. You can get a promotional price if your dentist has recently opened the clinic.

The procedure of dental implant: (2)

The utmost priority is to make you feel comfortable throughout the process. So your dentist will guide you through all the steps in detail. Mostly these stages are included in the procedure of dental implant.

  1. Consultation and plan for treatment
  2. Dental examination
  3. Placement of dental implant
  4. The restoration process of dental implant
  5. Fabrication for permanent teeth replacement
  6. Followup and maintenance

Dental implant consultation:

This is the first step to consult your doctor and talk about your dental health and condition. The doctor will assess your dental condition in detail, ask about your medical history and recommend you the most suitable dental implant according to your choice and lifestyle. He will also ask about the financial status and affordability of dental implants.

Dental examination:

When you have booked an appointment with your doctor he will examine the area of your mouth where the tooth is missing. He will also assess the amount of bone left for grafting. QUALITY and DENSITY of jawbone will be checked. The doctor will perform a 3D scan to make models of your teeth via dental impressions so he can plan the best available treatment for you. Sometimes he will suggest your case to a team of dentists and they will assess your condition and situation to recommend you the treatment plan. If you have lost enough bone for grafting, the dentist may have to go through the procedure where they can create a new bone for the support of a dental implant.

Dental implant procedure:

First of all, your doctor will suggest the option of sedation to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. The doctor will extract the teeth if required before the dental implant. When the unnecessary tooth is removed your doctor will place the dental implant in your jawbone with the help of surgery and then restorations are attached to the dental implant via a connector commonly known as an abutment.

In some cases, your dentist will suggest you move to the traditional method that might work best for you. In this procedure, implants are left peaceful when placed newly so the surrounding bone and tissue can be healed. In the healing stage, your bone will rise and tissue will start surrounding the new implant to provide support permanently.

At this time, your doctor will place the temporary tooth so you don’t feel uncomfortable. Healing might take six months and during the recovery period, your dentist will create permanent implants for you. When the healing stage is completed, your doctor will place the permanent teeth that will fit you flawlessly. These artificial teeth act and feel like your natural teeth. After a dental implant, you will feel a dramatic change in yourself including your APPEARANCE and SELF-CONFIDENCE.

Restorative process:

During the healing and remodeling process, you will doctor will attach a small connector called an abutment to the dental implant. Temporary teeth and permanent teeth are attached to the abutments.

Fabrication of permanent replacement teeth

Your dentist has a lab with fully equipped tools and they work best for you during the placement of temporary and permanent teeth. They will take impressions and fabricate the teeth and underlying structures that are attached to the dental implant. A dentist will help you in choosing the perfect shade of artificial teeth according to your natural ones. This will make you feel confident every time you open your mouth or smile. It might be done the same day when a dental implant is done or it might take one or two weeks depending upon your availability, treatment plan, number of missing teeth, and type of dental implant required.

Maintenance and follow up:

A dental implant can last for a longer period if proper care is given. You should brush your teeth appropriately with care and do brushing and flossing on daily basis. Regular checkups and cleaning are also necessary for maintenance.

The success rate of dental implant:

The success rate for dental implants is high but some may experience failure due to different factors. Five to ten percent of dental implants may fail. The success rate is found to be 98 percent if proper care is given.


  1. https://www.perio.org/consumer/dental-implants
  2. https://www.dentalassociates.com/our-services/dental-implants/procedures