Dentists have several options when it comes to dental implants and identifying which one is the best option for each person. Certain dentists might be more familiar or have the equipment for certain implants. Let’s take a look at the different types of dental implants from your dentist in Ft Lauderdale.
A two-stage implant involves surgery to place the implant itself into the jaw and then close the gum tissue. After everything is fully healed, an additional minor surgery is done to attach an abutment and temporary restoration.
Endosteal Implants are placed directly into the jawbone and are the most common of all the two-stage implant procedures. Endosteal implants include screw types, cylinder types, or bladed types. They are used primarily as an alternative to a bridge or removable denture.
A single-stage procedure involves surgically placing the implant into the jaw so it is directly on the jaw bone. After the gum tissue is closed, the implant head is still visible. As a result, unlike the two-staged implants, after everything is fully healed, the abutment and temporary restoration can be attached without the need for another surgery.
Subperiosteal implants are the most common type of single-stage implants. Placed on the jaw bone within the gum tissue, subperiosteals are primarily used to hold dentures in place in patients with insufficient bone height.
If you are in need of dental implants, we can help. TLC offers dental implant procedures for whatever you may need. Contact us today to learn more or to make a reservation.