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Understanding Dental Implants


Posted on 8/9/2021 by Front Desk
Understanding Dental ImplantsDental implants are an ideal replacement for lost or missing teeth. They restore your natural teeth functionality by fitting into the bone under your gums and act like natural teeth. The root implants are made with titanium and are available in different heights and sizes. The titanium bonds with the bones and offer firm support to the false tooth. There are three types of dental implants. These are endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic implants.

Endosteal Implants


Endosteal implants are the most common and safest types of implants. They are suitable for most patients and comprise of screw-shaped posts, which we fit into your jaw. Thus, if you do not want anything placed inside your jaw, this implant may not be ideal. Once fixed, these implants will take a short time to heal and fuse onto your jawbone. After healing, we will place the false tooth on the post to match the surrounding teeth.

Subperiosteal Implants


Unlike the endosteal implant, subperiosteal implants will rest on top of your jawbone. They are ideal if you have less jawbone density to support an implant or if you are unwilling to undergo a bone augmentation procedure to add your bone density. To fix this implant, we will put a metal frame underneath your gum and then attach a post to it. Your gum will heal around the metal frame and attach firmly. After healing, we will secure the false teeth to the poles protruding from the gum.

Zygomatic Implants


Zygomatic implants are the least common and most complex type of dental implant. While this procedure is a bit more complex, it is an ideal solution if you do not have enough jawbone to support an endosteal implant. In this procedure, we will place the implant on your cheekbone instead of your jawbone. Given the above dental implant types, we will first check your oral and overall health and select a suitable implant to ensure you heal without complications. For more details on dental implants, contact our office today.
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