Older types of dental implants
Various techniques have been developed in implantology since the appearance of the first dental implants. Some of them have been abandoned over the years or are used for very specific cases. Therefore, they are not covered in detail here.
These technologies now obsolete or infrequently used include subperiosteal implants, blade implants, cement-retained implants, screw-retained bars and transosseous implants.
The type of implant mostly used nowadays is the endosteal implant, also called root implant. Typically shaped like a screw or a cylinder, it is screwed or impacted into the jawbone and reproduces the shape and function of a natural tooth root.
Shapes and sizes available
The world of dental implantology is competitive and growing. Dozens of manufacturers of dental implants are now recognized worldwide. Surgeons can choose from a variety of implants coming in different shapes, sizes, and materials. This diversity allows the surgeon to find a solution that is well suited to each patient.
The most common types of dental implants
The most common shapes of root form implants are the cylinder, the straight screw, and the conical screw.
Steps to install dental implants
All-on-4®, prostheses on dental implants
What is implantology?
Contraindications to Implantology
Types of Dental Implants
Mini Dental Implants
Metal-free dental implants
Placement of one or more titanium implants
Placement of one or more ceramic implants
Tartar around the edges of implants