Common dental prosthetics, such as bridges, crowns, and dentures, normally require dental implants to secure fixture and attachment. Dental implants have been standard dental procedures for over 30 years, and recent advancements in dentistry have introduced improvements such as mini implants to extend the options available to patients. Today, dental implants look and feel almost 100% natural, and have a record high success rate.  Here’s what you need to know:

Two General Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal implant:
This implant is the most common among dental implants, and is used to mimic a natural tooth root by being inserted directly into the jawbone.

Subperiosteal implant:
These implants are secured under the gums, and are used when a patient lacks sufficient healthy jawbone for an endosteal implant.

Your dentist will make an informed decision on which implant better suits your needs, and will better accommodate your situation.

Dental Implants: Advantages

Implants pave the way for your teeth to regain their functionality: once installed and healed, you can continue to enjoy important parts of your life such as eating and speaking.  Implants also help restore the aesthetic qualities of your face and jaw; missing teeth can lead to a sunken appearance and relaxing of the facial muscles, which is corrected once implants and prosthetics are used. Dental implants are long-lasting, safe, strong and effective. Contact our office today to find out if dental implants are right for you, and make an appointment with our friendly and helpful staff.

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