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How Do The 3 Dental Implant Styles Compare?

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Moyer Office
How Do The 3 Dental Implant Styles Compare?The three most common are endosteal implants, subperiosteal implants, and zygomatic implants. There are three main kinds of dental implants, although they may all serve as a reliable anchor for a prosthetic tooth or teeth. The amount of good jawbone you have and your choice will determine the implant that will work best for you. You and your dentist should discuss several implant possibilities to find the right one.

Dental Implant Styles

The majority of dental implants nowadays are endosteal implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace a single lost tooth or many teeth. An abutment joins the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth. Only patients with enough healthy jawbones to sustain the implant should choose endosteal implants. Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, are positioned above the jawbone but below the gums. Patients with an insufficient jawbone for an endosteal implant may benefit from these alternatives.

A metal framework rests above the gums and anchors the prosthetic tooth or teeth to the implant. Subperiosteal implants are an alternative to bone grafting for those unwilling to undergo surgery. However, zygomatic implants inserted in the cheekbone (zygoma) rather than the jawbone are lengthier than standard dental implants. Patients who lack sufficient jawbones to sustain a conventional dental implant may benefit from them. Regular dental implants are used in the front of the mouth to secure the prosthetic tooth or teeth. Avoiding the need for a bone graft while providing a solid foundation for a set of false teeth is possible with zygomatic implants.

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