The most common form of implants worldwide.
Root form implants are the types of dental implants that have the closest resemblance to a natural tooth root’s size and shape. Also called “Endosseus” or “Endosteal implants, root form implants have two types: screw and cylindrical; these types of dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, and a waiting time of three to six months will then follow for successful ossointegration to take place. This type of dental implant is versatile and effective in holding either a single tooth or multiple artificial teeth and are the ideal choices for fixed bridge or removable dentures.
Insertion of Root Form Implants
Steps involved in the insertion of root form implants into a patient’s jawbone:
1. The dentist or dental surgeon makes an incision on the patient’s gums, to be able to expose the jawbone underneath. With some techniques an incision is often not necessary.
2. The jawbone is then prepared by the dentist or dental surgeon for the insertion of the root form implant. The number of bone preparations (osteotomy) and gum incisions will depend on the number of dental implants to be placed.
3. After the root form implants have been placed, the dentist then may close the gums with carefully placed stitches and/or place a healing cap to mould the gum.
4. A waiting time of anywhere between three to six months will then follow, to allow bone tissue to successfully grow around the root form implants.
5. After the completion of the specified waiting period, the gums will then be opened once more (with new incisions) to access the successfully integrated dental implants.
6. An abutment or extension will be attached to the root form implants; these abutments or extensions will then serve as an anchor to which the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) will firmly be attached.