Dentist Antioch An Overview of Dental Implants

Options, Types, and Procedure for Antioch CA Dental Implants

If you are a patient or know someone that is having issues with their bridges or dentures, then dental implants may be their best option. But, what implant is best? Both types of implants offered involve different procedures. Either are a better, more permanent option compared to dentures.


The type of implant used can depend on each patient’s diagnosis. Other factors are taken into consideration are well, such as jawbone density, surgical tolerance and other facets of the patient.


Bridges and dentures may not be comfortable or possible because of:

·         Sore spots

·         Poor ridges

·         Gagging

·         No healthy, adjacent teeth that would need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement teeth.


There are Two Types of Safe Dental Implants


Endosteal Implants:

Endosteal implants are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. After the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery will be necessary to connect a post to the original implant. Then, an artificial tooth is attached to the post. This can be done individually or grouped on a bridge.


Subperiosteal Implants:

These implants have a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone right below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. The posts that are attached to the frame will protrude through the gums. After, artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.


Visit Our Office to Learn More about Dental Implants

Dental implants have a 98% success rate on average in the United States. Our office is qualified and experienced in providing patients with dental implants. Dental implants provide a better quality of life for patients and help restore your smile. Call our office today at (925) 777-1719 if you have any questions or if you’d like to make an appointment.