Types of Dental Implants

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If you have lost a single tooth or some of your teeth due to periodontal disease or an accidental injury, your dentist would usually recommend the use of dental implants. Here at Niagara Periodontics, we provide dental implant services that can bring back the confidence you lost from a missing tooth or teeth.

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is placed into your jawbone to hold a bridge or a replacement tooth. Two known types of dental implants are performed today, and they are the endosteal (in the bone) and subperiosteal (on the bone) implants.

Endosteal Implant
If you need an alternative to removable dentures or dental bridges, your dentist would surgically provide you with an endosteal implant. An endosteal implant is the most commonly used type of dental implant. Cylinders, blades, and screws, which are placed into the bones of the jaw, support this type of implant. Each endosteal implant can hold one or more prosthetic teeth.

Subperiosteal Implant
If you can’t wear traditional removable dentures or if you have shorter jaw bone height, then you need to have a subperiosteal implant. This type of implant is placed on the top of the jaw using a metal framework. The metal framework post of this type of implant protrudes through the gum, which holds an artificial tooth or teeth.

Therefore, if you’re missing a tooth or some of your teeth and you need to have a dental implant, talk to us at our periodontal office in St. Catharines, Ontario. We will assess your oral cavity and determine what type of dental implants suit your oral needs best.

-The Niagara Periodontics Team

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