Our implants used are made of titanium. The implants have generally cylindrical shapes but could also have a disc-like shape, cone, blade, needle implants and even dental implants that moulded the bone ridges called juxta-osseous implants (or subperiods) some may correspond to a specific need. Their diameters generally vary between 3 and 5mm and their length between 10 and 14mm. This variety corresponds to the diversity of the jaws and the clinical cases encountered. Their diameter and their length are variable in order to best adapt to all situations that are to say the width and height of the bone.
Cylindrical dental implants
Dental implants are in most cases in the form of “screws”, cylindrical and/or cylindro-conical, 2.5mm to 6mm in diameter. They vary in length with several surface coatings. From manufacturer to manufacturer, screw spiral shapes can be asymmetrical or reproduce the shape of wood screws to provide quality grip on the bone. Due to their cylindrical or cylindro-conical shape, these dental implants allowed in calibrated instrumentation.
Juxta-Osseous Dental Implants
These are implants that are not placed inside the bone but positioned on the surface of the bone (like a sort of grid covering the bone). They are preferred when the bone volume of the jaw is not sufficient to place an endosseous implant. They are tailored to fit the shape of the jawbone. They are obtained by a special technique of impression taking and only a few prosthetic laboratories in the world are able to manufacture them. This technically challenging technique has been more or less abandoned by the entire profession.
Dental Implants Shaped “Blade”.
They are extremely thin implants 1 to 2 mm thick, elongated, surmounted by an implant stump. They are recommended for thin ridges and low height. These implants are little used today, and often replaced by screw-in cylindrical implants that exist in a wide variety of sizes and widths.
The Disc implant
This is a lateral insertion implant that is characterized by its lateral insertion mode which means that the housing intended to receive your dental implant requires drilling on the side and not at the top of the bone crest. We will not be able to put this type of implant without opening the gum.