If you’re searching for a dental restoration to replace your teeth, you need one that will last for years to come and look like your natural teeth. Thankfully, dental implants can do just that and so much more! But which type of dental implant is best for you? Learn all about dental implants to make an educated decision in this week’s blog post.
Missing Teeth? Explore Dental Implants Now.
Your local dentist encourages you to explore a variety of tooth replacement options, including the effective, long-lasting dental implant! It’s truly an excellent replacement option that works permanently for many patients!
Unlike fixed bridgework which requires neighboring teeth to become compromised, or dentures that have their own pitfalls like slippage and distaste denture adhesives, dental implants naturally fuse with the jaw. They can replace one or more teeth or anchor bridgework or dentures for the most natural looking and feeling dental restoration available on the market.
Why Are Dental Implants the Best Option?
Believe it or not, the success rate of dental implant placement stands at more than 95% when competed with an implant dentist. The titanium in the implant devices fuses with your natural jawbone, creating a strong foundation through a process known as osseotegration. Dental implant materials are high quality and biocompatible so that the body doesn’t reject your natural looking and feeling tooth replacement. Plus, patients who have them love them!
Learn About Two Types of Dental Implants
To best determine which type of dental implant is best for you, you should meet with your dentist to discuss these two options:
- Endosteal dental implants are shaped like a screw, which the doctor surgically places right into your jaw. After the affected area heals, the dentist attaches a metal post and custom-made dental restoration to your dental implant.
- Subperiosteal dental implants are implants that rest on the bone. This type often supports bridgework, denture, or other dental prosthetic if your bone is too weak to do so.
Since everyone’s mouth is different and every case of tooth loss is also different, your dentist will work with you to develop a customized solution that fits you. Simply call your local practice to schedule a consultation with your implant dentist.
During your consultation, you can expect to receive a dental exam and discuss your smile goals. Your dentist will work one on one with you to find a solution that fits within your budget!
About Our Office
Here at Polished General Dentistry, we work with all kinds of patients to address their dental concerns—even those who have lost teeth in the past. Tooth loss isn’t a dental issue that you should have to deal with, nor should it be the end of your smile. Explore your replacement options during a scheduled one on one consultation with Dr. Megan A. Shelton today! Our friendly office team would be happy to add you to our upcoming calendar.