Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. During this procedure, titanium supports are surgically fused with your jawbone, acting as an anchor for natural looking false teeth. Implants are a great alternative to dentures as they are able to replace multiple teeth and individual teeth.
Advantages of implants
Extremely natural looking in appearance
Very stable and comfortable compared to traditional dentures
Disadvantages of dental implants
A major financial investment and expense
The process of getting implants can be time-consuming
There is a chance that the surgery will fail (roughly 5% of the time)
There are three different types of implants that our Antioch cosmetic dentistry recommends. The root form implant is the most common type of implant where a screw is shaped like the root of a tooth. The plate form implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow jawbone. The third and final implant is a subperiosteal implant, which is used in cases where there is not enough bone width or height for the root form or plate form implant. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone but underneath the gums.