Different Types of Dental Implants

We would like to discuss a dental procedure which is called the attachment of dental implant. The implants are actually dental tools which are surgically placed in the mouth of the patients. In simple words, it is a sort of a metal base which is attached in the jaw bone which cannot be done without a surgery. The metal base allows the possibility of dentures being fixed on it which are very important and are also called as fake teeth sometimes.

Categories of Dental Implants

Anyone who wishes to get implants should read about the different categories of dental implants because it is better to be knowledgeable about the procedure being done to you. This article would also benefit people who just want to gain knowledge.

Endosteal Implants

This kind of surgery requires the implant to be set into the jaw bone which is done in two steps by surgery. It is important to remember that this surgery is safe and the second surgery or second step is only done when the tissues and the gum heal completely from the first surgery. The surgery includes the surgical placement of metal posts and after that comes the attachment of false teeth.

Subperiosteal Implants

This type of implants differs from the first one just slightly so it might be hard for you to figure out the difference. In simple words, the difference can be described as that in this type; the implants are not placed into the bone rather they are placed on the bone. As we already said that it is placed on top of the jaw bone, it clearly means that it goes in the gum from where the metal posts poke out and the dentist uses these metal posts to attach the false teeth to.