Do you know anyone who eats and drinks nothing but surgery snacks and beverages but for some
reason they still have a healthy and beautiful looking smile? We all do! Some of them naturally
have strong, healthy teeth while others use dental implants. People use dental implants for a
variety of reasons. Some people were in a fatal accident that caused their teeth to crack or fall out,
some people had a cavity that turned into a tooth abscess that ended up so bad that it made their
tooth rot from the inside out, eventually leading to it being removed. Regardless of why they got
their tooth removed, they still had the option to get dental implants that gave them the confidence
to smile again. Here’s a few different dental implants you can get and how they are installed in
Endosteal implants — Unfortunately, you need surgery for this one. First the the implants are
placed directly on the jawbone, after the gum tissue heals up, doctors perform another surgery to
connect a post to the first implant. Then the implants are attracted to the post alone or grouped
together on a denture or bridge.
Subperiosteal implants — These dental implants contain a fitted metal frame that is placed below
gum tissue. As time goes by the frame eventually becomes fixed on the jaw bone posts that is
attached to the frame go though the gums. Just like with endosteal implants, the fake teeth are
mounted to the posts.
Two-Stage Dental Implants: With this dental implant, surgery is a requirement in order to place the dental implant into the
jawbone. After allowing your mouth to heal for a few months, another surgery is required to
expose the implant, implant the dental implant abutment and put on a restoration or crown.
Subperiosteal implants- These implants are made out of mental framework that is attached
implanted under your gum tissue but a slightly above your jawbone. They protrude from the metal
frame of the subpectoral implants as tiny metal posts. They are used as the anchors for the
replacement teeth that your surgeon will add on to the implant. This is a great option if you are
missing one or more teeth.
For some people, their jaws aren’t strong enough to support dental implants. There’s a variety of
dental techniques can be used to restore and rebuild your natural jaw bone and give the dental
implants a foundation. A few include:
Sinus lift- This is when a doctor adds bone below the sinus after the original upper teeth are
Ridge expansion- if you’re jaw is to small to support dental implants, bone grafting materials can
be included to a small space of ridge, that’s created along the top of the jas.
Bone augmentation- This is when bones in your jaw are regenerated or restored.
Remember to talk to your dentist, get an examination and go over options with your dentist. What
kind of dental implants would do you think would be better suited for you? Which kind would you
hate getting? Tell us in the comment section below, and don’t forget to share us with others who
are in the process of trying to find dental implants!