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Dental Implant

3D rendering of a dental implant and its components (screw, abutment, and crown) being placed into the jawNobody likes to have missing teeth, but when you are able to have a replacement that will look and feel like your real teeth, then it does not seem that bad. When the teeth slide or shift around, this is not acceptable. This is where a dental implant comes into play.

An implant is drilled into the jawbone and provides a real feeling to an artificial tooth root. If you do not desire to have dentures, then you may want to consider dental implants from The Smile Suite at Towne Square.

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants consist of two different types. These are endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. The type of dental implant that the dentist decides to go with will be decided upon your overall health, shape, and size of the jawbone.

Endosteal Implants

When an endosteal implant is used, it will consist of titanium screws that are implanted surgically where the missing tooth exists. An endosteal is used more often than a subperiosteal implant. Normally, at least a month will be needed prior to the abutment being attached to complete the procedure.

Caring For Endosteal Implants

Caring for your endosteal implant should be accomplished the same way as you would your other teeth, with regular brushing. Make sure to take care around the implant. Brushing will help keep bacteria at bay while decreasing the amount of inflammation.

Subperiosteal Implants

The subperiosteal implant is set above the jaw but beneath the gums. As time goes on, the implant gradually becomes infused into the jaw. Your dentist may prefer a subperiosteal implant for more than one reason - such as having a healthy space or bone loss is present.

The subperiosteal implant needs two separate procedures. For the first procedure, an incision will be made on the gum of the missing tooth and a mold will be taken of the space. The incision will be closed as you await the second appointment where the implant is inserted.

Caring For Subperiosteal Implants

Performing good oral health and ensuring that your dentist's instructions are followed are both important steps. Your dentist may suggest that soft foods be eaten so that your dental implant won't be affected negatively. As you follow up with the dentist, the sutures will be removed once healing is completed to ensure that growth is proper and infection is eliminated.

Although there is no real solution when it comes to having one implant for all teeth, your dentist will be able to suggest options that work best. With the differences between endosteal and subperiosteal implants now known, you will be able to understand the differences between the two and why our dentist may choose one over the other. Feel free to ask any and all questions that you can think of during your visit with us.

Get a hold of us at The Smile Suite at Towne Square by calling (951) 234-8137 today, and we will get you started on the road to a full smile once again!

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