Before undergoing this procedure the main factors to be considered are the following:
- The health of the patient
- Healing abilities to injuries
- Placement and technique
- Proper handling of the implant by the patient and the dentist
There are many different types of dental implants from which to choose, including:
Artificial bone substitute
In this kind of implant the similar kind of mineral that is found in bones is used. This helps the implant to bond to the existing jaw bone. The synthetic bone substitute is placed on top of the bone to help rebuild the shrinking ridge and provide a strong support for dentures.
This type of implant is inserted into the jaw bone to serve as the tooth's root.
This type of implant, usually an option for persons who can no longer wear conventional dentures, involves a specially-designed implant that fits directly on the existing bone.
Dental implants may either be inserted by a dentist specially training in implantology, or by an oral surgeon in a hospital.