What Are The Different Types of Implants?

What Are The Different Types of Implants? by Hunt Valley, MD Dentist Dr. Joel Nathanson.

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What Are The Different Types of Implants?

There are several different types of implants. The implant itself, which is placed in the bone, is pretty much the same in all cases. It’s what we put on top of that implant that can vary. Implants can replace a single missing tooth with a single implant and crown. It can replace multiple teeth with more than one implant and maybe a bridge, or if you replace most, if not all, the teeth with several implants and then some sort of denture on top, whether that’s a denture that can be removed by the patient or a fixed denture that can only be removed in office and stays in place.

Considering that there are multiple types of implants, we will definitely bring you in for a consultation to go over what options will work best for you. Implants are a very safe treatment option for those who’re a candidate. And as a part of your consultation, we’ll make sure that we go over all the factors, such as medical history, in order to determine the best treatment options for you. Implants have a very high success rate. And with all dental procedures, as long as you maintain really good at-home care and regular maintenance visits, we can make sure to prolong their life further.