What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the best methods for replacing missing or damaged teeth. They consist of a titanium metal framework that is attached to the jawbone. Once attached, the framework will be able to support a dental crown, bridge or dentures. This will restore the appearance and function of the teeth, and will prevent issues such as facial structure loss and jawbone deterioration.
Because dental implants serve the same function as natural tooth roots, dental implants feel natural, and they are often indistinguishable from a person’s natural teeth. With their exceptional performance and appearance, dental implants are an ideal method for dealing with tooth loss and replacing a person’s missing teeth.
At Carlson-McCaffrey Dental Group, our experts offer support for subperiosteal implants, endosteal implants and all-on-four implants.
Unlike most other forms dental implants, subperiosteal implants are not inserted into the jawbone. Instead, a metal frame is applied over the surface of the jawbone. This frame will secure a supporting post that keeps the dental crown, bridge or denture steady at all times.
Since subperiosteal implants are not actually secured inside the jawbone, they are a great solution for patients with a jawbone that is unsuitable to accommodate other types of implants. By using subperiosteal implants, a person can receive a high-quality dental restoration without a bone grafting procedure and a potentially lengthy healing period.
Endosteal implants are comprised of a titanium metal foundation and is inserted into the jawbone. It can be used to support a dental crown, bridge or dentures, always keeping them steady and secure. Endosteal implants do a great job of helping a restoration feel more natural.
Using just four strategically placed implants, all-on-four implants support an entire top or bottom row of replacement teeth. Just like endosteal implants, all-on-four implants are inserted into the jawbone in order to provide exceptional support for replacement teeth. All-on-four implants are considered to be one of the best types of dental implants available today.
If you would like to learn more about the dental implants available at Carlson-McCaffrey Dental Group, please call our office at (623) 977-4001 to schedule a free consultation.