Types of Dental Implants
- Posted on: Sep 22 2011
Dental implants offer the only permanent solution for missing teeth. Unlike dentures and dental bridges, dental implants are secured into your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Due to this, dental implants provide enhanced function and structural support for surrounding teeth, tissue, and bones. Once available only to those who had sufficient bone density, there is now a dental implant solution for nearly everyone. Types of Dental Implants At the Philadelphia office of cosmetic dentist Lindsey Marshall, we offer three types of dental implants:
- Root form implants – Used in wide, deep bone, these implants most closely resemble your natural tooth roots
- Plate form implants – Better for use in narrow jawbones, these implants are an excellent alternative for patients with insufficient bone structure who are not ideal candidates for bone grafting
- Subperiosteal implants– Ideal for jawbones that lack both height and width, these implants are placed under the gum line, just above the bone
When you come to our office for a dental implant consultation, Dr. Marshall will carefully evaluate the structure of your jaw to determine which solution is best for your unique smile. If you live in or around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and are interested in learning more about dental implants, please contact the knowledgeable staff at Lindsey Marshall, DMD to schedule an initial consultation today.
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