If you are considering dental implants, keep in mind you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft, you may require a bone graft. If there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw you may require a sinus lift which will be performed by an oral surgeon or a periodontist.
- Root form implant : This is the most common type of implant where the screw is shaped like the root of a tooth.
- Plate Form Implant : A plate form implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow jawbone.
- Subperiosteal Implants : In some cases where there is not enough bone width or height for the root form or plate form implant, a subperiosteal implant may be prescribed. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone, but under the gums.
If you are missing a tooth and feel a dental implant might be the right solution for you, contact us today for your FREE CONSULTATION. Good oral health habits are required for the implant. It is always a good idea to floss once daily and brush your teeth two to three times at day. Additionally, routine check-ups are important so you should visit our dental office every six months for your exam and teeth cleaning.