Dental Implants in Escondido
Dental implants represent artificial tooth roots, utilized to support a restoration for a missing tooth or for several missing teeth, assisting in avoiding or stopping jaw bone loss.
The implantation procedure is considered to be a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry, however, it is also categorized as a cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be:
- Endosteal (in the bone): the most widely used kind of dental implant, which may include cylinders, screws or blades surgically inserted into the jawbone. Every implant sustains one or several prosthetic teeth.
- Subperiosteal (on the bone): they are placed on the jaw top with the posts of the metal frameworks extended through the gum in order to sustain the prosthesis. This type of dental implant is mostly used for patients who cannot wear conventional dentures and who have a small bone height.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many advantages:
If you need to know more about dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please contact us.