Are there different types of dental implants? Of course there are!
Like most things in life in today’s world, you have options. If you need to rely on cosmetic dentistry to facilitate a beautiful smile, Dre Nathalie Kadoch is the dentist Lachine residents trust for all of their dental needs.
Here’s a brief breakdown of the different types of dental implants your dentist might consider for your unique oral healthcare needs:
- Endosteal. Endosteal implants are what most people think of when they picture dental implants. The “endo” part of endosteal implants indicates they’re placed directly into your jawbone. These titanium, screw-shaped devices typically work well for patients who have strong enough bones and gum tissue to keep the tools in place.
- Subperiosteal. If you have little or no jawbone, you might still be a candidate for subperiosteal dental implants. This type of device is placed under the gum, so you’ll need to have fairly strong tissue, but the implant doesn’t actually get placed into the bone itself. Instead, a metal frame is placed beneath the gums with posts that stick up so they can hold crowns or bridges.
Can You Get Endosteal Implants if You Have a Weak Jawbone?
If you’re searching for a more permanent solution than subperiosteal implants, but your bone structure isn’t as strong as it would be ideally, your dentist may be able to restore or regenerate lost bone tissue by way of bone augmentation. This method uses bone additives and growth factors to fortify otherwise weak jaw structures.
What Happens if You Need More Than One Implant?
At Centre Dentaire, we regularly perform dental implant surgeries for patients who only need a single tooth replaced, as well as those who need multiple implants.
When patients need multiple teeth replaced, we’ll either utilize a bridge or a full arch replacement—the latter of which is used when four to six implants are needed.
If you’re searching for a Lachine-area dentist who will help you understand which dental implant options are best for your unique needs, you’ll be in good hands with Centre Dentaire. We look forward to hearing how we can help you!