Types of Dental Implants


Missing or damaged teeth can be an embarrassment that not only causes embarrassment but also hinders a person’s ability to chew and can hinder the digestive process. Dentures and partials were created to quell this inconvenience, but standard dentures can be troublesome at best. Patients had to endure a lengthy healing period and then adjust, as the sore gums molded to conform within the denture. Creams often became necessary in order to not only eat a meal but have a conversation without one’s teeth popping out at an inopportune moment.

Times have changed and Dental Implants Toronto offers state-of-the-art Implant Retained Dentures, Implant Supported Dentures, and Permanent Fixed, Non-Removable Teeth. These wondrous inventions alleviate those long heal and adjustment times and absolve any need for denture creams. Eating, talking, and smiling all can become comfortable and natural again just by implementing one of these states of the art procedures based on your individual needs.

The type of restoration that you choose will depend on the number of teeth that are being replaced. Options for dental implants include:

Traditional Dental Implants

Traditional dental implants are used to replace single teeth. They can also be used to help anchor dental bridges into place. They do require a certain amount of jaw density, so if you have just recently lost a tooth and you’ve maintained good oral hygiene over the years, you are probably a candidate for traditional dental implants.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are smaller than traditional implants, and they are a bit more versatile. If your teeth have begun to shift, or if your gap is particularly small, a mini implant can be used. Mini dental implants are also able to be placed in patients who have lost some of their bone density because they don’t require as much jaw bone for support. Dental Implants Las Vegas can also use mini implants to anchor dentures into place. These are a great option for patients who are missing several teeth in one area of their mouth.

All-On-4 Dental Implants

You may have heard All-On-4 dental implants referred to as “Teeth in a Day.” This option is for patients who have lost all of their teeth or who have been told they must have their teeth removed for dentures. Mini dental implants are used to anchor full sets of new teeth into place, and the entire procedure can be done in one office visit. They are a permanent alternative to dentures and allow patients to live a better quality of daily life. Not all dentists offer this option, but Dental Implants Las Vegas specializes in full tooth replacement using this revolutionary technique.

Single Implant-Supported Crowns

If you only have one tooth to replace, we will typically install a single porcelain crown over the top of your individual dental implant.

Dental Implant Bridges

You can have two implants placed, which act as artificial roots and can support your three or four-tooth dental bridge. In fact, you can even have longer bridges installed, when more implants are used.

Implant Retained Dentures

Depending on the type of implant denture that you select, it can be removable (snap in-and-out) or permanent (affixed so that no one other than your Phoenix or Scottsdale dental implant dentist can remove it.) Individuals can now get Implant Retained Dentures as reliable replacements for the old fashioned removable prostheses that were once so common. The Implant Retained Dentures are unique in the fact they are formed from a custom acrylic framework that has been fabricated from the individual’s own master model work. The framework is scanned and the information, along with one individual implant platform are transmitted to a design or drafting station. This is where the one-piece bar, aka framework, is completed, which will be used to permanently set the Implant Retained Dentures. The end result is an incredible smile with an affordable implant solution.

Implant-supported dentures

Another wonderful solution for those who are missing most of their teeth, or have extensive, difficult to repair the damage would be the Implant Supported Dentures. This newer technology is extremely helpful for individuals that become uncomfortable with something touching or covering their palate. The Implant Supported Denture design is much more comfortable, as there is much less material inside the mouth. The upper jaw tends to take around six to eight implants; however, the lower jar only needs around four to five implants. This design is based on a metal frame that is actually screwed onto the implants themselves. Pink and white plastic is utilized to give the simulation of teeth and gums. This procedure needs occasionally maintained, and that work must be done with one who understands the bone fusion modifications.

Implant-Supported Dentures provide the look and feel of real teeth and make an excellent choice for those seeking something more permanent.

Permanent, Fixed, Non-Removal Teeth

Teeth should be permanent, even if their dentures. Permanent, fixed, nonremovable teeth were first created in Europe in order to provide denture wearers with custom, comfortable teeth with which to chew food, smile at one another and enjoy life. A simple new process called “All on Four”, allows permanent implants to be added without hours of torturous surgery. The quick and easy operations provide the use with Permanent, non-removable teeth along with beautiful, predictable aesthetics, Permanent, non-removable teeth, and Full and immediate functionality.

Affordable Dental Implants

Our dental professionals are ready to answer questions and quell any concerns or fears patients may have. A simple consultation is available in which questions and concerns will be addressed to the highest professional standard and to your satisfaction. We take pride in creating lasting relationships with our patients. There is nothing more gratifying to a dental professional than to see a patient, along with their children and eventually their grandchildren for a few generations to come. Traditionally, that was the way dental and medical professionals worked with patients. Affordable Dental Implants is working to revive that standard and strengthen that tradition once again with all dental service and dental implant patients.

Regardless of your choice for permanent dental procedures, you won’t find a more polite or knowledgeable staff in the area.