If you have been recommended for dental implants you may be overwhelmed with all of the implant choices available. Our team can help you choose which implant works best for you and discuss what your options are.
Dental implants are similar to an artificial tooth root thatis placed in the jaw bone. The implants serve as a base for one or manyartificial teeth or crowns. Implants can be used to help patients with missingteeth and can be personalized to fit each patient’s needs.
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant used today. This type of implant acts like an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone. These implants create a base for one or many artificial teeth or crowns that are affixed on top. During the implant process healing time is needed for the implant to fuse to the jawbone. This type of implant is durable, long lasting, and a popular choice.
Subperiosteal implants are a good alternative to endosteal implants. This type of implant sits on top of the jawbone, but is still under the gum line. Using a metal frame the post is attached and the gum then heals around the frame. This allows the implant to be held securely in place. Artificial teeth or crowns are then placed on top of the poles that are in the gum area. In many cases this type of implant is used if patients do not have enough jawbone to support endosteal implants. Bone grafting can be done to provide the additional bone needed, but some patients choose to not go through that process.
What Are My Alternatives?
If a patient’s jawbone cannot support dental implants there are techniques available to help rebuild the jawbone and create a stable foundation for implants.
Our staff is here to help you choose which dental implant option works best for you. With our high-end technology and implant surgical software, the implant process is faster and more efficient. Our team provides the very best care to our patients, and we are here to support you throughout the implant process.
To find out what dental implant option is best for you, contact our office and our friendly staff can schedule your consultation. Letus help you take that first step to a beautiful smile!