Endosteal (inside the bone): This is the most frequently used type of implant. The assorted types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed directly into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This particular implant is normally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or dentures.
Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on the surface of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These types of implants are used for patients that happen to be unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.
An excellent candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in the jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues which are free from periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.
Our dentist will consult with you to determine a course of action. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your dentist will create a procedures plan tailored to meet your needs.
Dental implants are like your own teeth. You take care of them the same way. Brush and floss daily, and come see us for your regular check-ups to give you the best chance for excellent oral health.