What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants

If your jawbone is very narrow, the dentist will recommend the plate form dental implant. As the plate is flat and long in shape, it will fit easily on to a narrow jawbone. The dentist will follow the same procedure as the root form implant to insert the plate form dental implant into your jawbone. Likewise, this method will also take nearly three to six month to heal.

Subperiosteal dental implant

The dentist will recommend the subperiosteal dental implant if there is not enough width or height in your jawbone. Since, neither the plate form or root form dental implant will work; the dentist will make custom-made implants that will fit your jawbone. He will use this implant if you have a shallow jawbone and are unable to undergo surgical procedure to fix it. Therefore, in subperiosteal dental implants, the dentist will place them beneath the gum and on the jawbone.

Immediate load dental implants

This is relatively a new method but is becoming quite popular option among patients. The dentist will place the immediate load dental implants at the time of extracting your tooth. After which, he will crown the custom-made implants. Alternatively, the dentist will make a tailor made subperiosteal implant which is placed on your jawbone.

However, this procedure will be approved by the dentist only if you have enough bone to support the implants.

Dental Issues

Any change in your mouth like swollen cheeks, patches that won’t go away, change in the colour of your teeth or tongue should be looking into. These may be an indication of an underlying disease which has not presented itself.