Various Types of Dental Implants to Meet Your Unique Needs
Dr. Roger Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart offer several types of dental implants at their Jackson, MS, practice. With both traditional and mini implants, our doctors can place a wide range of implant-supported restorations. Along with single crowns, the team at Periodontal Associates of Jackson can provide larger implant-supported bridges and full dentures. Often, we can even use the All-on-4® or teeth-in-a-day procedures to attach full denture in a single appointment. Before your surgery, Drs. Parkes and Stewart will determine the right type of implants for your needs. They will consider your jawbone health, the size of your restoration, and your budget, among other factors.
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants are about 3.5 mm in width. These posts are made of biocompatible titanium, which allows them to fuse with your jaw tissue. Dental implants will become firmly fixed in your jaw to replace lost tooth roots. Traditional implants can be a good choice if you want to replace a single missing tooth.
To qualify for these larger implants, you should have a certain amount of healthy jawbone volume and enough space in your jaw. Unfortunately, bone degeneration typically begins quickly after tooth loss and can disqualify you from treatment. However, if your dentist believes that traditional implants are in your best interests, a bone graft or sinus lift may restore your candidacy for these restorations.
All-on-4® Implant Supported-dentures
The All-on-4® and teeth-in-a-day implant procedures are unique treatments that can restore your entire smile in a single day. With All-on-4® Dr. Parkes or Dr. Stewart will place four mini implants, putting two at an angle that will reduce the impact to your jaw. Teeth-in-a-day uses similar methods with specially adapted implants. The same day as your procedure, your dentist can attach a temporary, highly lifelike restoration. You can leave the office with near-complete dental function and a beautifully restored smile.
Find the Right Implants for You
There are a wide variety of dental implants available to meet your unique oral health needs. To learn more about the different types of dental implants and to find out which type might be right for you, contact Periodontal Associates of Jackson today.