Do you have any damaged or missing teeth that you need to have replaced? Have you ever considered looking into dental implants? Dental implants can be a great option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, trauma, or some other reason. A dental implant is an artificial root that is integrated into your jawbone to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. There are two types of dental implants that the ADA (American Dental Association) considers safe, and those include the following:
Types of Dental Implants
- Endosteal (in the bone) – Endosteal is the most commonly used type of dental implant. This type of dental implants is typically shaped like small screws, blades, or cylinders and are surgically installed into the jawbone. Each dental implant will hold one or more artificial teeth. Endosteal is generally used as an alternative for patients with removable dentures or bridges.
- Subperiosteal (on the bone) – This type of dental implant is placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework post sticking through the gums to hold the prosthesis. Subperiosteal implants are usually used in patients who have minimal jawbone height and who are unable to wear traditional dentures
The most ideal candidates for dental implants should have optimal general and oral health. Patients must have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease and must also have adequate bone in your jaw to support the dental implant.
To figure out if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants, contact Berry Hill Dentistry in Syosset, NY at 516-921-1717 or visit our website at www.berryhilldentistrypc.com to learn more about the dental services we offer.