What are the Different Types of Dental Implants?
Have you considered dental implants? If so, you are probably familiar with the traditional, single dental implants that are available for people suffering from tooth loss. These dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, and serves as the root for a missing tooth onto which a false tooth can be attached.
Implants can be used in multiple applications. In the cases when there is only one tooth missing, the false tooth is typically a crown, and when there are numerous teeth missing in a row, two implants can be used together to support a bridge or dentures. But did you know there are actually numerous kinds of implants to accommodate a variety of conditions that patients may have?
These are the traditional implants that are inserted directly into the jawbone. They are the most common type of dental implant.
Instead of being placed into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants are placed in the soft tissue of the gums. These implants are used when the patient no longer has enough bone available to support a traditional implant and cannot undergo a procedure to rebuild it.
In addition to the types of implants mentioned above, mini dental implants exist for those patients who do not have enough space to place a normal-sized implant. Sometimes these implants are used for the incisor teeth, which are narrower than molars.
To learn more about the different types of implants available or to find out which kind might be right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
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