Prosthesis is strongly backed by dental implants treatment approach and has gained wider acceptability. It is believed to be the best approach to replace the lost or damaged teeth. People are usually obsessed with the traditional dentures and fixtures method. These conventional treatment approaches do not offer the expected results in the long run. The success rate for the conventional approach is not up to the standards. Dental implants have become an important therapy in the dentistry field.
There are 3 different types of implants being used and it is very important to understand the difference between them.
Subperiosteal Dental Implants:
The cast metal frames used in this process are individually designed according to the requirements of the patients. It will usually have an impression that is crafted from the anatomical site where the implants will be placed. It will have the metal posts that will have a projection to protrude to the oral mucosa. These parts will support the retention of implant prosthesis. The metal frame is casted in surgical vitallium and does not have any special surface coating. It will lie upon the bone to get the required support. This is usually used in lower jaw portion of the patient those who do not have any teeth.
Transosseous Dental Implants:
This kind of implant will generally pass through the bone. It has a flat bone plate that will be fitted to the lower portion of the mandible. There will be a number of posts projecting from the plate. The design variations can be related to the posts available in the bony plates for retention. The number will usually vary from one to two that will help in penetrating the oral cavity to offer prosthesis support. The materials are made of pure titanium alloy or gold alloy. The threaded surfaces of these posts will have special surface coatings.
Endosseous Dental Implant:
This is the commonly found dental implant approach in today’s dental field. This is positioned within the jawbone and will gain the support from bones through osseointegration. It is very important for the design to confirm to the shape of the roots. It is made out of pure titanium alloy and will be sterilized, packaged in a container that will be ready for use. The material is generally sprayed so as to create textured surface.
The above described types of dental implants will help you to gain an insight about the treatment process. Understanding the nature of treatment will help the individuals to cooperate with the dentists in a better way. This will help in creating a better rapport with the dentists. The time frame of treatment will be greatly reduced and better results can be achieved. The treatment approach slightly falls on the expensive side and it acts as an hindrance for the common man to adopt this approach. Most of the insurance companies are reluctant to cover up the costs included for implants.