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Why Are There Several Types of Dental Implants?
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Why Are There Several Types of Dental Implants?When you are looking for dental implants, you probably do a lot of research about the subject. During your research, you will come across two major dental implants - endosteal and subperiosteal. Although patients would like to believe that they get to choose what kind of dental implants they should opt-in for, it is highly recommended to let professionals like us decide which of these will work better for you.

Endosteal


Endosteal dental implants use the support of your jaw to place the implants. These implants are titanium implants that are shaped like small screws and fitted carefully inside your jaw. These are the most popular kind of implants that were suited for most patients.

Subperiosteal


These implants are less popular and often used on patients who do not have a healthy jawbone to support the implant. These implants are placed on the gum, but above the jawbone.
If you do not have sufficient healthy jawbone and you want the Endosteal implants, then you may want to consider bone augmentation with professionals like us. However, this is a long treatment procedure and might not be recommended for certain patients.
Apart from bone augmentation, a sinus lift might also help in cases where the natural bone for the upper back teeth has deteriorated or is missing. Whatever the kind of dental implant you choose; it should suit your overall dental history and oral health. While you may believe that Endosteal is a more long-lasting option, if you don't have sufficient jaw bone the screws will not hold well and you will not regain full functionality of your mouth, making the implants a waste of your time and money. It is important to understand the purpose of the different kinds of implants available in the market. There is a reason why there are various dental implant options available and it is wise to visit our office in order to understand what dental implant will suit you best.
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