Dental Implant Options
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Dental implants are small posts that are attached to your jaw and stand in for the root of a tooth. They fuse to new replacement teeth with a connector or abutment. Most dental implants are made of titanium.
There are different types of dental implants and procedures. Your doctor will help you choose which may be best for you.
Single Implants Vs. Multiple Implants
Dental implants can replace one tooth or many teeth. Here are your options.
If you have one tooth that needs to be replaced, your doctor will do a single-tooth implant, then put in a single replacement tooth or crown.
If you have a few teeth missing, your doctor may do a multiple-tooth implant with custom-made replacement teeth.
If you don’t have any teeth, your doctor may do a full-mouth dental implant.
Basic Types Of Implants
The most common types of dental implants are endosteal and subperiosteal implants. The main difference is how they’re attached to your jawbone.
This is the most common type of dental implant. It’s shaped like a small screw, cylinder, or blade. It goes into your jawbone and holds one or more replacement teeth, which are also called prosthetic teeth.
Your doctor may recommend an endosteal implant if you already have dentures or bridges.
This type of implant is placed on or above your jawbone. It’s a metal post that’s put under your gum and sticks through your gum to hold it in place.
You may get a subperiosteal implant if you can’t wear regular dentures, you don’t have enough natural jawbone to hold an endosteal implant, or you don’t want to do a bone augmentation procedure to build up the bone.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, around 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, and this number increases by about 500,000 every year.
Dental implant surgery is safe when a qualified and experienced surgeon or dentist performs it. It is also the only dental restoration option that maintains the health of the person’s jawbone and stimulates its growth.
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