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An endosteal implant is a type of dental implant that is drilled right into your jawbone. This procedure is considered safe by The American Dental Association and this can greatly help patients restore their smile after missing one tooth or many. The endosteal implant is widely used in dentistry and is typically made of titanium. The two common types of endosteal implants are a cylinder, also called “screw-type”, and blade. The type of endosteal implant selected is based on the quality of the bone, the amount of the bone, and the patient’s expectations of how the final restoration will look, feel and function. There are to main types of dental implants in Boca Raton: the endosteal implant and the subperiosteal implant.
Your oral surgeon or your dentist will determine the type of dental implant that would work best for you. Important criteria to meet to become a viable candidate for endosteal implants include:
Most importantly, you should not smoke or use tobacco products. You must be ready to commit several weeks or even months for healing time and waiting for new bone growth in your jaw.
If your dentist believes that endosteal implants are not right for you, they may recommend alternatives, such as:
If you are interested to learn more about our dental implants in Boca Raton, schedule an appointment with us today at Ferber Dental Group. If you need a dental implant procedure done, contact us!
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Restoration must be done on premises