Endosteal Dental Implants

If you have been told that you should consider getting a dental implant, you may have questions, such as “what is a dental implant?” Dental implants are an effective, attractive option for those in need of tooth replacement. There is more than one type of dental implant, but the most common type is the endosteal dental implant.

About Endosteal Implants

Dental Implant & crown
Screw-like endosteal implants such as this one are placed into the patient’s jawbone. A crown is then plaed on the end to resemble a natural tooth. (Photo courtesy: Coronation Dental Specialty Group)

Here are a few key facts about endosteal implants, courtesy of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry:

  • Endosteal implants are inserted into the jawbone
  • Typical shapes: screws, cylinders, or plates

Who Needs an Endosteal Implant?

In this comprehensive article from the American Academy of Periodontology, it is stated that endosteal implants serve “as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.”

Who is a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

A patient must have certain qualities in order to have a higher chance of a dental implant being successfully placed. A good candidate for a dental implant:

  • Has enough bone to support the implant
  • Is healthy
  • Does not have gum disease

To learn more about dental implants and find out if you are a good candidate for one, please contact Dr. Kazmer’s Office.

Take care of your smile!

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