Suited to closing the gap in most people’s mouths, oral implants are more popular than ever. With a straightforward fitting procedure and with affordable pricing options, more people are choosing oral implants than ever before.
It is worth noting that not everyone is suited for the traditional oral implant that is used. Issues relating to jaw density, gum disease and even weakened jaw bone can all put a stop to you having the traditional implant. While this may instantly make you feel disheartened about pursuing oral implants, don’t be!
As dentistry has advanced, so have oral implants, allowing people usually disqualified from having this treatment to undertake it.
If you have been excluded from having oral implants at multiple dental surgery’s, look for one that offers a wider range of dental Implants in Melbourne. There is no need to give up on that gorgeous smile you have always wanted, so endeavour to find a team that can provide you with more than the traditional option.
What are the four different types of dental implants in Melbourne that are likely to be offered to you?
Starting with the most commonly used first, endosteal implants are the standard implant that is used.
Perfect for patients who have a suitable amount of healthy jaw bone, this implant is usually made from titanium and is drilled into your jaw bone. Once placed, you will typically have to wait between 3- 6 months to ensure the jaw has grown around it before the prosthetics (teeth) are placed.
As the most commonly used of all dental implants in Melbourne, this implant can be used to support anything from a single tooth up to an entire set of dentures.
If you do not have enough jawbone or do not like the idea of something being drilled into it, then subperiosteal may be the option for you.
Composed of a metal framework, this implant is placed under the gum but above the jaw. Protruding from this frame are small metal posts, which are the posts that our team will attach your prosthetic teeth to.
This implants option is lightweight, simple to use and a great alternative for endosteal implants.
As mentioned previously, traditional implants are placed into the jaw bone.
However, if you do not have sufficient jawbone and are looking for a set of prosthetic teeth for your upper jaw, our team may suggest a zygomatic implant. Attached to the zygoma bone (or cheek bone), these implants are about 3 times longer than endosteal implants and can be used to support a single tooth or a full set of dentures in the upper jaw.
Mini or micro implants
Very successful and requiring minimal waiting time for the prosthetics to be attached, micro or mini implants are, well, miniature versions of the endosteal implant.