When a patient of any age loses one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay, implants become a highly successful tooth-replacement solution. Implants protect your jawbone from deterioration and loss of strength and firmness, keep adjacent teeth from shifting, and remain fixed in place. The biggest advantage of the implant is they look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into an individual’s jaw to hold a replacement tooth.
Types of Dental Implants
The endosteal is one of the most common types of dental implants that are generally used for individuals that have dentures that are removable.
The subperiosteal implants are those that are placed on top of the jaw. These are normally used on individuals that are not able to wear conventional dentures as well as those that don’t have the minimal bone height that is required.