Types of Dental Implants

If you are missing teeth, dental implants can help bring your confidence back and give you the freedom to live life the way you’d like.

In this blog, we will provide you with an overview of the different types of dental implants so you can decide which is right for you.

What is a dental implant?

An implant is a screw-like post that replaces damaged or missing teeth. They are more secure, comfortable, and discreet than traditional dentures and are an investment that can last a lifetime.

What are the main types of dental implants?

There are two main types of dentures: Implant-Supported Overdentures and Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures.

Implant-Supported Overdentures

This type of denture is supported by an implant but is still removable. This type of denture is usually recommended for patients who have tooth loss, but still have enough supportive bone in their jaw to support the implant. This type of denture does not sit on the gums, but on the implants instead and tends to be much more comfortable than a traditional denture because it causes less gum irritation.

Conus Overdenture

The Conus Overdenture is a dental implant hybrid because it is both fixed and removable. You can remove it when you want to. This solution is recommended if you are missing all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. This option is high-quality, yet more affordable than a Fixed Implant Denture.

Standard Removable Overdenture

Standard removable overdentures snap onto an implant to replace missing teeth or can be made to fit overtop of remaining teeth. This type of implant has to be removed and cleaned each night and is our most affordable option.

Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures

Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures are the most permanent dental implant. They are extremely lifelike and are the option that is closest to natural teeth. A Fixed Denture stays in your mouth all the time and only your denturist can remove them. This option usually requires the biggest investment but can be life-changing for those who want freedom from having to care for their dentures every day.

Which dental implant is best for me?

There are several factors that will determine the right type of dental implant for you. This will depend on the position and number of teeth that you are missing, the integrity of your bone, as well as your age and expectations.

Your denturist will review your options and help you decide which type of implant is best for your needs and lifestyle.

If you are interested in booking a consultation to discuss dental implants, contact the team at McCabe Denture and we will be in touch.

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