Types Of Dental Implants Cost

Welcome back to Toothism! Today, let’s dive into the classification of dental implants. Whether you’re a beginner or just curious, this article will provide you with valuable information about the different types of dental implants and their costs.

Types Of Dental Implants Cost
Types Of Dental Implants Cost

Understanding Dental Implant Classification

Implants are broadly classified into three categories: Endosseous, Subperiosteal, and Transosteal. Let’s explore each of them in detail.

Endosseous Implants

Endosseous implants are placed within the jawbone. They come in different shapes, such as blade implants and root form implants. Blade implants are prefabricated and have an integrated abutment that emerges from the soft tissues to support the prosthesis. On the other hand, root form implants, invented by Dr. Branemark, are the most commonly used implants.

Subperiosteal Implants

In cases where endosseous implants cannot be used, subperiosteal implants are an alternative. These implants are placed under the periosteum and fixed over the jawbones. They are especially useful in severely resorbed mandibles where the mandibular canal is close to the crest of the ridge. Gustav Dahl placed the first subperiosteal implant in 1949.

Transosteal Implants

Transosteal implants are inserted in severely resorbed mandibles where placing endosseous implants may lead to mandible fracture. These implants are mainly used to stabilize loose dentures. However, they are rarely used due to the need for major surgery under general anesthesia.

Exploring Different Types of Root Form Implants

Root form implants are a category of endosteal implants designed to mimic the vertical column of a natural tooth’s root. They are widely used and have three different types: Cylinder, Screw, and Combination implants.

Cylinder Root Form Implants

Cylinder root form implants have a smooth surface and rely on a coating with a rough material like hydroxyapatite to improve retention in the bone. These implants are usually pushed or tapped into a prepared bone site. They offer advantages in difficult access locations and have a higher bone-implant surface contact percentage.

Screw Root Form Implants

Screw root form implants are the most commonly used design. These implants have threads that help in the retention of the implant in the bone. They are screwed into the prepared osteotomy site and provide the flexibility of removal during surgery if needed. Examples include Biohorizons implants and Nobel Biocare implants.

Combination Root Form Implants

Combination root form implants combine features from both cylinder and screw root form designs. These implants have different thread designs, such as square or power threads and v-shaped threads. Square threads increase the surface area and primary stability, while v-shaped threads engage easily in the bone.

Understanding Implant Connections and Material

Implants can have external or internal connections, which refer to the connection between the implant and the abutment. They can also vary in their material composition.

Implants with external connections have the connection emerging above the implant platform. In contrast, implants with internal connections have the connection inside the implant body. Different designs, such as triangular, hexagonal, and octagonal, allow the abutment to be fixed at different positions.

Titanium alloys and zirconium are commonly used materials for implants. Titanium alloys offer high strength, low weight, corrosion resistance, and easy shaping capabilities. However, some individuals may be allergic to this metal. Zirconium implants provide high aesthetics and can be used in patients with titanium allergies. The disadvantage of zirconium implants is that they are made in a single body.

Surface Treatments for Implants

Implant surfaces can be treated to make them rough, which promotes better bone-implant contact and osseointegration. Machined implant surfaces can be modified using different methods.

Additive methods involve coating the surface with hydroxyapatite or titanium plasma spraying, while subtractive methods include sandblasting and acid etching. These treatments create a rough surface that enhances cellular differentiation and tissue synthesis.

Anodized surfaces, obtained by applying voltage on titanium implants, result in surfaces with variable diameter micropores. This treatment improves cell proliferation and attachment without being cytotoxic.

With a better understanding of the types of dental implants and their costs, you can make informed decisions about your oral health. Remember to consult with a dental professional who can guide you through the implant selection process.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. Always consult with a qualified dental professional for personalized recommendations.