Article published by : Lee Frankel on Saturday, December 17, 2016 - Viewed 796 times

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Different Types Of Dental Implant Options



For centuries we as humans have lost teeth for numerous reasons. Whether through tooth decay, injury, facial bone deterioration or gum disease, we have lost teeth. Today, compared with just a few decades ago, we have dental implants, that are much better than the old bridges and dentures.

Dental implants are root replacements that keep the proper formation of your mouth and jaw intact. They either come with a removable tooth or a permanent one and they will look and feel like your natural teeth.

The success rate of dental implants on average is around ninety-eight percent and with proper care and dental hygiene could last a lifetime. Depending on where in the jaw or under the gum a dental implant is placed and how healthy the jaw bone is also play a role in how durable and long the implant will stand up over time?

How Dental Implants Work

Dental Implants are generally made from Titanium which is a natural, safe and effective supplement for a tooth root. The implant forms a sturdy base for the replacement teeth because it fuses and integrates itself right into the bone of the jaw. After the placement of the implant a fake, but real looking, tooth is placed onto it. If you feel that a dental implant could improve your oral health, visit a best dentist in lake Oswego today to find out more.

Types of Dental Implants

There are two types of dental implants that are deemed safe and effective. They are called Endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants which are both implants but work a little differently.

Endosteal are surgically placed directly into the jawbone and as the gum tissue heals a second surgery is needed to place the posts into the inserted implant. After the posts are placed then an artificial tooth or a bridge or dentures, depending on how many teeth needed to be placed, individually or grouped onto the posts.

Subperiosteal is based on a metal framework placed directly under the gum line and fuses to the jawbone as the gums heal. The posts are part of the frame and protrude through the gums, and the teeth are placed by the same means as the Endosteal artificial teeth.

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace lost teeth and are much better for chewing, speech and more natural looking than dentures, bridges, and even crowns. If you need to know more about dental implants, ask your dentist in Lake Oswego who most likely specializes in them. Visit your local Lake Oswego dentist today to find out more.
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