A dental implant is a synthesised tooth root that’s placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants might be an option for people who’ve lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal illness, an injury, or some other reason.
Types of Dental Implants
Endosteal ( in the bone ) :
This is the most common of implants. The various types include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds several prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.
Subperiosteal ( on the bone ) :
These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal frames’ posts protruding through the gum to hold the prosthesis. This variety of implant is used by patients who are unable to wear standard dentures and who have nominal bone height.