For decades, dental implants have been used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally, so you can smile, laugh, and eat your favorite meal without any dental issues.
What types of dental implants are available?
Dental implants come in different sizes, heights and types.
There are two main types of implants:
Endosteal: These are surgically placed in your jawbone and are typically made of titanium and shaped like small screws.
Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant.
They are the most commonly used type of implant.
Subperiosteal: These dental implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone.
It is an option for those who do not have enough healthy natural jawbone and cannot, or do not want to, undergo a bone augmentation procedure to rebuild it.
If your jawbone is not able to support dental implants, several techniques can be used to rebuild bone, restore your natural jawline and provide a sturdy foundation for implant-supported teeth.
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