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What Are Dental Implants

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Dental implants are usually referred to the teeth that are replaced by artificial means. The dental implant is usually made of Titanium or Titanium alloy. The dental implant itself can be coated with different coatings that increase the stability and bone integration. There are many types but the most common are screw like structures that replace the root of the individual teeth. On these dental Implants the crowns or the teeth part can be placed. These teeth can be placed in a permanent or removable fashion.

Dental Implant Options

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There are essentially three different types of dental implant options including single implants, multiple implants and full arch dental implants. The different types of dental implants required vary depending on the number of teeth being replaced.


  • Single Implants (replace single teeth)
  • Multiple Implants (replace multiple teeth)
  • Full Arch Implants (replace all upper or lower teeth)

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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There are many advantages to dental implants, including: Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Significantly stronger than bridges or dentures, a dental implant offers the most permanent solution to a lost tooth. The dental implant is integrated into your jaw with a small titanium screw and over the course of several months naturally bonds with your mouth. This procedure is relatively simple and is effective in almost all cases.

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Types of Dental Implants

Root form dental implants are the most popular dental implants throughout the world. Although they were not the first to be used in North America, the root form dental implants now compose the majority of all dental implant treatments. These types of dental implants are made to resemble the root of a tooth and come in a cylinder shape dental implant, a straight screw shape dental implant or a conical screw shape dental implant.  

Single Tooth Dental Implants

A dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. Dental implants provide a highly biocompatible surface, which enables bone to completely fill in and provide long-term stability.

Multiple Teeth Dental Implants

Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be easily treated with dental implants. Implant supported teeth are permanently fixed in the mouth, unlike removable appliances like dentures.

Dental Implant Retained & Supported Dentures

Implant retained dentures is when there are generally two dental implants that act as anchors to prevent the denture from moving. When the denture rests on 4 or more dental implants its described as implant supported dentures.

Single Tooth Bone Grafting

If there is not enough bone in an area where a dental implant is going to be placed the area can be made adequete with bone grafting.

Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?

Am I a candidate for dental implants

Almost anyone who is missing one or more teeth, or has been treated regularly for periodontal disease, is a candidate for Dental Implants. In most cases, the entire treatment procedure can be completed in just a few visits.

Dental implant treatment is a very highly successful treatment . With proper care  and patient evaluation dental implant treatment can be as high as 98% successful according to several studies.

The goal of the 1888Implant member dentist is to provide viable options to the patient. With all the information available the patient can make an informed decision on what treatment they will desire. Not everyone is a candidate for all types of dental implant treatment but there can be a dental implant type of treatment for almost anyone with missing teeth.


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