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An investment in teeth implants is a long term investment in your health and your smile. Because of that, becoming educated on the different implant types and solutions is very important. That way, you will understand your options and allows you to make the best decision for you.

There are a few different types of Dental Implants in Mississauga and there are also a wide variety of solutions available to restore your smile to its former glory.

The Types

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the ones most people are familiar with. They are made from Titanium and are shaped like a screw.

The dentist simply places these screw in teeth into your jawbone and you let it heal, called osseointegration (integration into your bone). The nature of the exotic metal allows your bone to grow around it and attach to it, forming a very sturdy root – kind of like your natural tooth root. This is why it takes a few months for the implant to heal. https://www.peeldentist.com/posts/how-much-does-a-tooth-implant-cost-in-ontario

Because it goes into your jaw, you have to have sufficient jaw bone density and a decent immune system for it to successfully fuse.

Subperiosteal Implants

The subperiosteal implants are the second most common. They are meant for people that either don’t want endosteal or cannot have them due to low jawbone density.

Instead, subperiosteal implants are a metal frame that is affixed under your gums and attached to the jaw. This frame has a post on it that allows for the false teeth to attach.

Zygomatic Implants

The third type is called the zygomatic implant. These implants are placed in the patient’s cheekbone as a way to secure the implants.   This is for people that have even less jawbone available than the subperiosteal.

They are longer screws and they are used to hold dentures in place.

Ancient World Implants

If you are from China 4,000 years ago, then you can choose from a wide variety of carved bamboo implants. If you are from Egypt 2,000 years ago, then you may be interested in an ivory or metal implant. Or if you are Mayan from 1400 years ago, then there is a seashell version that can also work.

Dental implants have been around since early human civilization and they recognized the need even then to have something to fill the gap in their missing teeth. Fortunately, we have undergone many technological changes since then.

Other Implant Solutions and Techniques

Bone Grafts

You don’t have to worry about not having enough bone in your jaw for an implant. A bone graft option may be available for you.

Bone grafts are small bits of bone that add volume and density to your jaw. Your jawbone grows and fuses to the graft providing support for the implant.

The source of the graft may be your own body (autogenous), from a human tissue bank (allograft) or animal tissue bank (xenograft). Finally, synthetic (alloplast graft) are available as well.

Sinus Lift

Normally, your sinuses sit above your upper back teeth. If they are missing, the sinus can drop down where they shouldn’t be. If this happens, you cannot put an implant in until you have lifted the sinuses back up. A bone graft is used to keep the sinuses in their proper place and to allow bone for the tooth implant.

Immediate load Dental Implants

This type of dental implant is much like adding a spare tire on to your car except with teeth.

It allows for the temporary placement of a temporary tooth, the same day as your implant placement.

This might be the option for you if you have enough bone and have an implant secure enough to support the placement and pressure of the temporary tooth.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are relatively new but they pack a big punch in a small package. They are toothpick sized implants that are used to secure lower dentures. They stick out and allow the dentures to connect to them. Very handy if you don’t have enough jawbone for regular implants and because they are minimally invasive, can be placed in 1 visit and no sutures!


All on 4 implants , also called Full-arch fixed implant bridges, are a great modern option for placing a full set of top or bottom replacement teeth.

The dentist will use four implants that are placed in your jaw, then a temporary set of teeth are placed that day until the implants heal and your replacement teeth are placed and you can go back to eating whatever you want.

Book your free implant consultation today

All you have to do is book your free implant consultation today so we can go over your situation and your options. Contact Dr. Bobby Brown and Associates to book an implant appointment or for free, friendly advice.