Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are replacement tooth root options. They comprise of metal frames that are surgically placed inside the jawbone, lying under the gum line. The implants are usually made of titanium.
Implants help dentists to insert artificial teeth or bridge in that area. A dental implant does not come off, like dentures do, and it also does not come in contact with other teeth. This improves the overall oral health.
There are 2 common types of dental implants, and they are described according to how they are attached to your jaw.
Type 1: Endosteal (Endosseous) Implants
These implants are fixed straight onto the jawbone. After the gum tissues have healed, another surgery is conducted to erect a pillar-like structure onto the implant. Once done, the artificial teeth or dentures are mounted on the pillar.
Type 2: Subperiosteal Implants
A metal frame is secured on the jawbone below the gum tissue. As the gums recuperate, the frame gets attached to the jawbone. The pillars that are joined to the frame stick out through the gums. Similar to the Endosteal implants, the artificial teeth or dentures are mounted on the pillar.
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