What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants, also known as Implant Prosthesis are a artificial tooth (prostheses) supported by implants into the gums and jaw. This treatment option is used to replace missing teeth with the help of implants. The first step is implant placement, following which the prosthesis is fabricated and placed.
Implant prostheses can be of different types, and the type of prostheses indicated is to be decided by the dentist after a comprehensive examination.
What are the different Types of Dental Implants?
This is the primary type of fixed implant-supported prosthesis. It provides excellent, durable, and predictable results. A metal framework is designed, which helps retain the acrylic resin that is attached to the implants. CAD-CAM is used to fabricate the metal-acrylic framework of the implant prosthesis. This ensures a proper fit of the prosthesis in your mouth. This type of implant prosthesis is screw-retained onto the abutment site and is relatively easy to retrieve in cases of repair and adjustments.
Metal-Ceramic Dental Implants
Metal-ceramic prosthesis is the most common type of implant prosthetics. The ceramic material, which is very similar to tooth enamel, is layered over metal to enhance the prosthesis’s aesthetics. The color of the ceramic can be customized to look like the remaining natural teeth. The metal-ceramic prosthesis has high durability and reliability. It firmly holds onto the implant while ensuring long-lasting porcelain crowns. A full-contour wax-up of the framework is cast in a ceramic-metal alloy to ensure full-arch precision.
All-Ceramic Dental Implants
It is a metal-free implant prosthesis. It is made entirely of ceramic and does not have a metal coping. The substructure of all-ceramic dental prosthetics is made from ceramic or zirconia instead of metal. This type of prosthesis is highly recommended for patients with high aesthetic requirements and allergy to metal.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Aesthetics: Like Natural Teeth- all-ceramic and the metal-ceramic prosthesis can be customized to look like natural teeth. These resin and ceramic dental prosthetics are attached to dental implants making them more stable and fixed. Thus, these dental prostheses also function like natural teeth.
Comfort: These implant prostheses are incredibly comfortable. Most patients acclimatize to the implants within 1 week.
Functional: Implant-supported prostheses can help you chew food and eat better, almost like your natural teeth, since they are securely attached to dental implants. These dental prosthetics can also help you speak and smile comfortably.
Boosts Self-Esteem: These implant-supported prostheses boosts one’s self-esteem and confidence.
Implant-supported prostheses stay in place without the need for adhesives. They fuse with your mouth structure, giving a natural look and function like natural teeth. This makes them the best choice for replacing missing teeth. Alternatives include partial dentures and bridges. Provided that the roots of the damaged tooth are still intact, a dental crown may also be a good option. Learn more about the different option when it comes to Dental Implants produced by Deutsche Technik Dental Lab by visiting our Dental Implant Fabrication Page.