When it comes to restoring your smile, dental implants are the most versatile solution. They are a secure and permanent way to replace missing or damaged teeth, and they come in a variety of types. In this blog, our restorative dentists, Dr. Eddie Lee, will explain the three most common types of dental implants and how to choose the right one for you.Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant.
They are inserted directly into the jawbone and look like small screws. This type of implant is suitable for most patients, but it requires a healthy jawbone for the pole to fuse with. Subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone, rather than being inserted into it. This type of implant is suitable for patients who don't have enough healthy jawbone to support endosteal implants.
Zygomatic implants are longer than other types of dental implants and are used when there isn't enough healthy jawbone to support endosteal or subperiosteal implants. This type of implant is inserted into the cheekbone instead of the jawbone.At Georgian Dental, we rely on the quality and advanced technology of dental implants offered by Nobel Biocare. We also offer composite materials that use ceramics instead of metals. If you are missing most or all of your teeth in an arch (top or bottom), an implant-held denture may be your best option.
This involves placing four strategically placed implants in the jaw to provide a secure connection for the replacement teeth. Naturally, when you undergo any type of restorative health treatment, you want to be sure that you will receive the best care, both in terms of the skill and capacity of the provider and of the quality and effectiveness of the materials used in the procedure.Even if your dental insurance covers 50% of your treatment at in-network and out-of-network dental offices, in an out-of-network office you'll have to pay more out of pocket. Out-of-network dental offices don't contract with any insurance company, so their list of fees is not restricted.The cost of implant treatments will also vary depending on whether you see an in-network dentist or an out-of-network dentist.Dental implants offer convenience and prevent long-term health effects associated with tooth loss and reduced bone density. Read on to learn about your implant options and how to choose the right one for you.