Types of Dental Implants

January 30, 2024 - toothbar - 0 comments Man smiling pointing with his finger which of his teeth is an implant and a small image with an implant icon emerges from that tooth

Dental experts at Toothbar, Austin, provide lasting solutions with dental implants for missing or damaged teeth, no matter the nature or severity of your dental issue. Thanks to a 98% success rate, oral implants offer a nearly permanent solution.

So, what is the best type of implant for you? Let us discuss different types of dentures to help you find the perfect fit.

 

What Are Implants?

Oral implants are small titanium screws or posts that a cosmetic dentist positions beneath the gum in the jawbone. They fortify the tooth foundation by connecting with the jawbone to form roots where they are missing.

These implants protect and stimulate the bone structure, allowing tooth restoration.

 

Who Needs Dentures in Austin?

As the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) highlights, about 3 million people have oral implants. In fact, over 11% of adults in Texas do not have natural teeth and have six or more teeth missing.

Tooth loss often lowers self-confidence and can make you feel embarrassed to smile or speak openly. It can also affect your eating habits, causing health issues like malnutrition.

A new set of teeth will help you improve your quality of life if you:

  • Have severely broken or decayed teeth
  • Have missing teeth or loose dentures
  • Suffer from bone loss or tissue deterioration in your jaw bone
  • Have mouth regression or a sunken facial appearance

Are you experiencing any of these conditions? If so, contact or search for a dental expert near me.

 

Types of Artificial Implants

Unlike standard dentures and bridges, implants are noiseless, firm, and prevent bone damage. The three most popular types of dental plates are:

  1. Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most popular of the three types and suit most people. When implanted, the cosmetic dentist screws them into the jaw, so your jawbone must be strong and healthy. Once they heal and fuse, you can get false teeth to match your natural ones.

  1. Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants do not fuse into the jawbone. They fit under the gum, sitting on top of the jawbone. They are ideal if you want to avoid intense oral surgery or have a weak jawbone.

  1. Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants go into the cheekbone rather than the jawbone. They are only suitable if your jawbone is not strong enough to support endosteal implants.

 

Discover The New You With Dental Implants

Regaining your smile and confidence should not be an uphill task. As we have seen, there are different types of implants you can opt for. Do not worry if you are unsure about which implant to choose. Dental implant experts at our Austin-based Toothbar are here for you. We will discuss your options and guide you to find the best match. Our expertise, matched with advanced techniques and technology, will ensure we address your specific needs.

Are you fed up with loose dentures, cracked teeth, or broken teeth? Do you feel self-conscious about missing teeth or pain with each bite? We have got your back at Toothbar, downtown Austin. Contact us now, or call us at 512-949-8202 for a fresh, new smile.

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

Schedule Your Visit Now

Our team is ready to book your appointment. The proper Dental Care can make the difference in years to come. We don't just improve the aesthetics of your smile, we make sure your dental health is set for the long run.

Schedule your visit now