Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can support porcelain crowns, dental bridges or dentures for a strong, long-term restoration that is virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth. They can preserve bone density, maintain the natural shape of your face and look just like your own teeth. Dental implants are even maintained just like your own teeth, and the sturdy design means you can use them comfortably and confidently. Our Los Angeles dental implant specialist may recommend dental implants if you have lost one tooth or an entire arch of teeth.
Several types of dental implants are available. Endosteal implants are the most commonly used type of dental implant. They have a cylindrical or screw shape in order to closely match the shape of the natural tooth root.
Subperiosteal implants are not implanted directly into the jawbone but instead rest on the jawbone beneath the gums. Subperiosteal implants may be recommended when there is significant bone loss, and bone grafts are not an option or the patient chooses not to undergo the bone grafting treatment. Because the framework fits over the bone, a subperiosteal can be used to replace the roots of multiple missing teeth.
Dental implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes in order to meet the unique dental health needs of each patient. Our dentist can provide you with information to help you determine the best tooth replacement and dental implant option for your own personal needs.
Contact our dental office today to learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation with our dentist.