What is dental implant surgery? Dental implant surgery is a procedure to replace one or more missing teeth with artificial teeth. The surgery involves placing metal posts or frames into the jawbone to serve as a foundation for artificial teeth.
Dental implants have many benefits over other tooth replacement options. They are more natural looking and feeling than dentures or bridges, they don’t require special care, and can last a lifetime with proper care. If you're considering dental implants, it's important to understand the surgery involved. This guide will give you a complete overview of what to expect before, during, and after dental implant surgery.
Types Of Dental Implants
There are 2 main kinds of implants in dentistry – Subperiosteal Implants and Endosteal Implants.
Endosteal implants: They are positioned directly into the jawbone. Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, a small connector post — called an abutment — is placed on top of the implant. The abutment is then, used to support the crown, bridge, or denture whichever is used. Endosteal implants are the common kind of dental implant
Subperiosteal implants: These are placed under the gum tissue but on or above the jawbone. A metal framework is attached to the implants, and the gum tissue heals around the framework. As with endosteal implants, artificial teeth are then attached to the framework.
Dental implants, used to replace one or more missing teeth, are also an option for people who have lost all of their teeth. If you have lost all of your teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures.