Dental implants can provide artificial teeth that look natural
and feel secure. They can also be used to attach full or
partial dentures. Because implants require surgery, patients
must be in good health, have healthy gums, have adequate
bone to support the implant and be committed to meticulous
oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
There are two major types of dental implants: those inserted
into the bone (endosseous) and those that fit directly over
the bone (subperiosteal). Small posts protrude through the
gum tissue, just like teeth that have been prepared for caps
or crowns. The replacement teeth are attached to the posts.
The subperiosteal implants are designed for patients who have lost a considerable amount of bone and/or where the locations of the implants prohibit the placement of endosseous (in the bone) implants.
Our General Dentists and our Periodontist work as a team to perform this treatment. Our Periodontist performs the placement of the appropriate posts, while the General Dentists perform the restorative functions, such as creation of your crowns. We will be glad to consult with you about your various treatment options.
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