Dental implants are used to fix one or more missing teeth to restore a person’s smile. There are two different types of implants, endosteal and subperiosteal. Let’s take a look at what endosteal implants are as well as where you can get dental implants in Ft Lauderdale.
Endosteal implants are placed directly into the jawbone. The endosteal implant is the most common implant used in dentistry. The two common types of endosteal implants are cylinder and blade. Following implant placement and healing, prosthetic teeth are affixed to the implant.
Endosteal implants have several parts. The cylinder form consists of a screw, a small cylinder made of titanium, ceramic, or polymeric, and an abutment. The blade form differs in that it may have one or more abutments.
After the screw and cylinder portions are placed, it is likely the surgeon may allow time for the patient's bone to grow around the implant so it will be permanently accepted by the patient's body. This can take 4-6 weeks and is called osseointegration. During this 4-6 week period, the patient goes about eating, drinking and speaking normally. After this time passes, the patient returns to the oral surgeon for placement of the abutment onto the dental implant.
AT TLC Dental we offer both endosteal and subperiosteal dental implants. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants or to request a reservation.