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Different Types of Dental Implants in Sun City


Choices You Can Smile About

What you need to know to choose the best type of dental implant for you. Did you hear the joke about what is the world’s longest word? The longest word is ‘Smile’ because there is a ‘Mile’ between the ‘S’ and the ‘E.’

Dental implants should provide you plenty of options to restore not only your missing teeth but also the ability to chew your food, speak clearly, and support your facial structure while preventing bone loss. All joking aside, your teeth are one of the first features people see when they meet you. Stop feeling embarrassed about your smile and forget about the anxiety of loose or ill-fitting dentures. If you’re wondering about the availability of different types of dental implants in Sun City, we can go over your options. Discover the difference in care at Burns Dentistry and schedule your consultation today.


Types of Dental Implants

The most traditional implant is an Endosteal implant that is used instead of a bridge or removable denture. A common characteristic of endosteal implants includes screws that implant into the jawbone. Depending on the strength and available amount of your jawbone, your dental implant options at Burns Dentistry include:


Teeth in a Day

Immediate load implants or “Teeth in A Day” usually refer to full arch dental implant restorations, in which our doctors remove all remaining or diseased teeth, place dental implants, and attach a temporary set of teeth, all in a single visit. During the healing process, your temporary teeth are fully functioning. Our All-on-4® dental implants offer non-slip implants, which are fixed into place to restore a full arch, improve your facial structure by filling out your cheeks, and help to replace the lost bone structure.


Types of Dental Implant Materials

There are a few dental implant materials to choose from, such as gold, stainless steel, or cobalt-chromium, which are alternative materials for dental implants. However, these metals are not often used because they are not as long-lasting as our Titanium and Zirconia implants.

Titanium Implants: Time-tested for durability, titanium has been used for hip and knee replacements for decades. It is strong, durable, and lightweight. However, be sure to tell Dr. Burns if you have an allergy to titanium or an autoimmune condition. Other dental implant material choices are available.

Zirconia Implants: Zirconia is a new material to the dental world, is made of crystals, and is metal-free – making zirconia an ideal alternative for patients with allergies. In addition, the Zirconia implant consists of one-piece construction and offers a shorter surgery compared to titanium’s three-piece components. Studies are still underway to provide further information about Zirconia’s durability, but the data is promising.



For those patients who opt not to have a bone graft or do not want permanent implants, dentures are removable and can replace multiple teeth. In addition, our dentures are made of acrylic resin, which offers the most natural texture for your mouth, along with a comfortable fit to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile.

Our Hybrid dentures are a hybrid of a dental implant and removable denture. The main characteristic of the hybrid denture is that it is known as fixed-detachable dentures or overdentures. There are two types of hybrid dentures that include Snap-In dentures and permanent dental bridges.

Snap-In Dentures are detachable dentures anchored by dental implants and are ideal for patients who prefer to remove their dentures to clean them properly. Designed for convenience, the Snap-In dentures are suitable for patients missing an entire arch or who have a few missing teeth.

Permanent Dental Bridges are ideal for patients who have some missing teeth but have solid and healthy jawbones suitable for the implant. The dental bridge is inserted into the space where there are missing teeth and anchored with dental crowns to your surrounding teeth.


Zygomatic Implants

Our Sun City dental implant alternative for patients who do not have the proper bone support for traditional dental implants are ideal candidates for a new technology called Zygomatic Implants. Traditionally, dental implants affix to the bone for more substantial stability and long-term implant performance. With Zygomatic Implants, the upper implant goes into the zygoma (or the bone on top of the maxilla), which extends to the sides to form the cheekbones. Other dental implants include:

  • Single tooth implants: Single tooth dental implants fill in missing teeth gaps to create a uniform look.
  • Multiple implants: This treatment is ideal for larger gaps of missing teeth that do not require full mouth replacement.
  • Single-stage implants: The implant cap is visible for the abutment, and restoration can be attached without additional surgery to expose the top of the implant.
  • Two-stage implants: The surgical process happens in two stages, with the implant first. After recovery (several months later), another surgery will attach the abutment and restoration device.
  • Mini implants: Smaller or narrower in diameter, mini implants use less invasive approaches to stabilize the lower denture and prevent the feeling of your denture from shifting or feeling like it is floating. During your consultation, our doctors will guide you through the process and help you determine the type of dental implant that works best for you.


Fully Equipped In-House Dental Lab to Uniquely Tailor Your Dental Treatment

At Burns Dentistry, we offer a highly skilled and dedicated dental team to personalize your treatment plan to deliver precisely what you need. We have an in-house lab to provide every type of dental procedure to keep your teeth healthy and functioning. In addition, Burns Dentistry in Sun City and Sun City West offer affordable and custom-tailored different dental implant types to bring your smile and laughter back to life. Schedule your private consultation with one of our doctors today.

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