Available Types of Dental Implants
For those who are missing one or more teeth, there is no better replacement than dental implants. The titanium material that most dental implants are made from, naturally fuses with bone. This foundation in bone makes dental implants extremely strong and secure. There is no other tooth replacement option that more closely resembles the look and function of natural teeth than dental implants.
There are actually several types of dental implants that can be used, depending on the needs of the patient.
• Endosteal implants are the traditional dental implants that people think of when they think of a dental implant. They are shaped like a small screw or cylinder, and are inserted into the jawbone.
• Subperiosteal implants are placed above or on top of the jawbone. These are used in cases where there is not enough bone available to support a traditional implant.
• Mini dental implants are more narrow than traditional implants. They can be used when there is not enough space to accommodate the placement of a traditional implant.
Dental implants can be used to support a porcelain crown for someone missing a single tooth, a dental bridge for someone missing several adjacent teeth or removable dentures for someone missing all of their teeth. No matter their purpose, dental implants provide an extremely secure foundation for the false teeth. Here are just a few of the benefits experienced with implants.
• Durable: With proper care, they often last a lifetime.
• No food restrictions: Eat anything you want without fearing that the implant will break
• Easy to clean: They can be brushed just like natural teeth. Those with a single implant can also floss normally, just as they would for natural teeth.
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