Did your dentist break the news that you will need dental implants? Are you now overwhelmed because of all the choices? Well, maybe this can make the choice a little easier.
Le Sueur Dentals offers dental implants in Arlington to suit different requirements. Very few dental offices offer this variety of dental implants in Arlington.
Types of Dental Implants
There are three common types of dental implants that you can choose from at our dental office for dental implants in Arlington. These are endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic.
Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant. They are suited for most patients but, they require a good, healthy jawbone for the post to fuse to. They are placeholder posts that are shaped like screws. They put into the jaw that the false teeth are fitted onto.
Once the procedure is done it takes a little time to heal. It requires the time to fuse together and create a stronghold. Once it’s healed the false teeth can be placed onto the post to fit in with the surrounding teeth.
If you don’t like the idea of something being placed into your jawbone, you might like the idea of the second most common implant a little more.
Another type of available dental implants in Arlington is Subperiosteal Implants. This is the main alternative to Endosteal Implants.
Instead of being fixed into the jawbone, subperiosteal implants rests on top of the bone but still under the gum.
A metal frame is placed under the gum with a post attached to it. The gum then heals around the frame to hold it in place. The false teeth are secured to the poles that come from the gum.
This procedure is only used if the patient doesn’t have enough jawbone for an implant to be placed or if the person in question just doesn’t want to go through with intensive oral surgery to add bone to the area.
If this applies to you, maybe this next implant will suit you better.
Zygomatic implants are the least common type of dental implant in Arlington. It is the most complicated procedure and should only be done if you don’t have enough jawbone for the Endosteal implant. The implant is placed in the patient’s cheekbone rather than the jawbone.
Now that you about the three types of implants, now you might want to know about implant techniques.
If complications arise and your jaw cannot support implants and a Zygomatic implant is absolutely out of the question, your dentist may suggest other alternatives.
We at Le Sueur Dental will restore the bone in your jaw if, in the case, it cannot support implants. It’s possible to use bone additives to fortify the bone
This procedure involves adding bone below the sinus if the bone there has managed to deteriorate due to missing upper back teeth.
It is possible that your jaw is simply not wide enough for implants. In this case, we can graft material to be added to a space created along the top of your jaw.