Types Of Dental Implants

Various implant designs and procedures have been introduced as implantology continues to evolve. These new products have been subject to varying levels of research and development and clinical documentation .

What are the types of dental implants available?

Basal implants:

Basal implants were developed primarily for immediate use as well as for use in the atrophied jawbone. The term “basal implant” refers to the principles of utilizing basal bone areas free of infection and resorption, and the employing of the cortical bone areas.

The two types BOI (Basal Osseo Integrated) and BCS (Basal Cortical Screw) basal implants are specifically designed to utilize strong cortical bone of the jaw.

Boi (lateral basal implants): Lateral basal implants are placed from the lateral aspect of the jaw bone.
Bcs (screw basal implant): These are flapless implants and are inserted through gum, without giving a single cut, inserted like a conventional implant.

When are these used?

1. All kinds of situations when several teeth are missing or have to be extracted.
2. When 2-stage implant placement or bone augmentation has failed.
3. All kinds of bone atrophy i.e. in cases of very thin ridges.
4. Smokers.
5. After extraction of teeth, not replacing the teeth, living without teeth for many
6. Untreated periodontal disease (especially in diabetics)
7. Trauma to jaw which damages not only the teeth but also the jaw.

Prosthesis is fixed within 72 hours of implant surgery saving time and costs considerably. Basal implants are primarily one piece implants in which the implant and the abutment are fused into one single piece.

This minimizes failure of implants. lso associated with minimum post operative edema and healing at the procedure sites are rapid and often non-eventful. As these implants are anchored in high quality basal bone, the biomechanical loads (masticatory forces etc.) are distributed to the cortical bone regions which are highly resistant to resorption and have very high repairing capacity. Basal implants are used to support single and multiple unit restorations in the upper and lower jaws.

Zygomatic implants:

Zygomatic Implants are an alternative to standard implant procedure and traditional dentures, and are the perfect solution if you have insufficient upper jawbone mass to provide a secure foundation for teeth replacements and bridges.

When are they used?

Zygomatic implants have been documented as excellent an alternative for the rehabilitation of the atrophic posterior upper jaw with both the classical two stage and immediate loading protocols. Zygomatic implants avoid grafting procedure and sinus lift procedures and therefore contribute to a shorter and more comfortable treatment. Further indications for zygomatic implants include failed conventional implant placement, failed sinus augmentation or grafting procedures, rehabilitation after tumor and trauma resections.

In atrophic posterior maxilla, one zygomatic implant is placed on each side of the maxilla, in combination with 2-4 conventional implants in the anterior region.
The implant is surgically anchored to the ‘Zygomatic’ arch, or the cheekbone, onto which crowns and dentures are attached. The procedure means that teeth are permanently fixed, and so they look, feel and function naturally.


  • Teeth are more secure in the mouth so you can smile with confidence
  • The immediate ability to bite and chew normally
  • The procedure is less invasive than the alternative bone graft or sinus lift
  • The whole procedure can be completed in one stage
  • An almost 100% success rate
  • A permanent alternative to dentures

The most common complication associated with zygomatic implants is sinusitis. Appropriate pre-surgical diagnosos and evaluation of the sinus as well as using the extra-sinus surgical approach and immediate loading of the implants seem to reduce or even eliminate this complication.

After your Zygomatic Dental Implant treatment, we will look after you and provide you with all the support you need.Our post-operative care will ensure that the implants are functioning well and that you are happy with your new teeth.

Immediate Dental Implants

If you feel you are about to lose a tooth, or if you have unfortunately lost a tooth, there may be a chance that you can get your tooth replaced with an ‘immediate’ dental implant. Although the first clinical procedures for the placement of implants immediately following tooth removal were described long ago, it is only recently that the details of such clinical approaches have been practiced.

There are two major conditions that have to be met to make an immediate implant possible:

  • the bone around the failing tooth must be intact;
  • the gum and surrounding area must be infection free.

If both these conditions are met, then it is possible to carefully extract the root and immediately put an implant directly into the tooth socket.

The advantages of immediate implant placement are: reduction of treatment time, fewer surgical interventions and a decrease in surgical trauma to the soft tissues at the implant site. However, unpredictable gingival recession and crestal bone resorption have been associated with immediate implant placement in the esthetic zone.

Pterygoid Implants :

If you have been told that there is less bone in your upper jaw for dental implants, do not worry. The best solution for cases with severe bone resorption in upper jaw is pterygoid implant. When the upper grinding teeth are lost and are not replaced on time, it leads to drooping of the sinus there by resulting in bone resorption making it difficult for tooth replacement, All the patients interested in getting the upper full arch replaced on implants are suitable candidates for this as pterygoid bone is present in all the patients. Pterygoid bone is present distal to the second molar region in the upper jaw and is the only option available if you want to avoid cantilevers, but it requires a very experienced hand with an in depth knowledge of Anatomy of the surrounding areas. Pterygoid implants are for patients who do not have enough bone for ordinary implants. These implants are placed in the 2nd molar area of the upper jaw. The implants are anchored to the pterygomaxillary buttress of the upper jaw and allow immediate loading of the implants. With this procedure, sinus lifts and bone grafts are not performed. This can save the patient up to 6 months of treatment time using conventional sinus lift/ bone graft means.


  • Implants for everyone – as the PTERYGOID bone is always present.
  • No cantilevers: As TUBERO PTERYGOID implants are placed in the distal most part of maxilla, all 14 teeth are replaced without cantilevers.
  • Single piece implants : Hence no screw loosening and implant breakage.
  • Efficient chewing : As all molars are replaced.
  • Can avoid sinus lifts and augmentations.
  • Allows immediate loading with fixed permanent teeth in 3 days.
  • Bone in pterygoid area is cortical in nature, and hence very strong and rigid allowing Immediate loading with permanent crown in 3 days.
  • A tubero pterygoid implant shortens the time for a definitive procedure on implants, thus avoiding the inconvenience of a post-surgical treatment of a sinus lift procedure and a lower success rate of the implants integrated in the sinus lift procedure.
  • Strong single piece implants are being used in strong cortical bone.
  • 100% success rate.

Lifetime Warranty:

Our GA Dental clinic is the only implant center which can be relied for Lifetime Warranty on all dental implants. he longevity of dental implants is truly multi-faceted and depends on the quality of the surgery and restorative treatment, the quality of the patient’s bone, the quality of the materials used, the patient’s health, individual healing physiology, oral hygiene, and regular professional care. While certain health conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, can alter a person’s immune system and impair the success of implants, most other factors are within our control. With careful attention to every detail during treatment and long-term support and care, we have achieved a 99.87% success rate with our implant treatments

For implants, we provide you with a lifetime warranty once implant osseointegration has taken place. The warranty exclusively extends to the fact that osseointegration has taken place.The warranty deosnot include travelling and accommodation costs.

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