11 Jun Types of dental implants and frequently asked questions
Types of dental implants and frequently asked questions
Dental implants replace the root of one or more teeth that are badly damaged or have already fallen out. They are made of pure titanium and there are many different brands and qualities on the market.
At Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic we work with top of the range brands such as Straumann and TRI from Switzerland, and Bego from Germany. These dental implants are integrated into the bone and serve to support artificial teeth that are custom-made and look just like natural teeth. Read on to find out more about the types of dental implants available.
Types of dental implants at Gallardo & Jimenez Clinic
Dental implants can be conical or cylindrical in shape. But they can also be distinguished by the connection platform of the prosthesis, that is, the crown that will be placed on top of the implant. If we make this distinction, there are two types of dental implants: those with an external connection and those with an internal connection.
Internal connection dental implants are those in which the crown is connected to the inside of the implant, while the external connection dental implants have the crown resting on top of the implant. The internal connection is the one we most commonly use nowadays at the Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic because it has more advantages such as less loosening of the prosthesis and fewer errors in the placement of the dental implants.
Frequently asked questions about dental implants
Now that you know the types of dental implants, there are many other questions that our patients ask before starting this type of treatment.
The first is why get an implant. It is important to recover the functionality of the teeth that have fallen out, also for aesthetics and to prevent the teeth around those gaps from falling out as well.
The second is how long a treatment usually lasts. In normal cases it usually lasts between three and four months from the time the dental implant is placed until the crown is fitted.
The third is about the pain that this treatment can cause. Here we always reassure our patients that the placement of the implant is always done under local anaesthesia and therefore completely painless. The postoperative period depends on each person, but it is not usually more than a slight discomfort.
The last question is about who can place a dental implant. You must have a professional dentist specialised in implantology like the one at Gallardo & Jiménez Dental Clinic.
If you would like more information about the types of dental implants or any other service, please contact us.