Drilling Down on Dental Implants

At Norman Dental, we know that dental implants are often an ideal way to help our customers repair damage to their teeth. Dental implants are a great option for people that lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury or another reason.

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into your jaw and used as an anchor to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. There are two major types of dental implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.

Dental ImplantEndosteal Implants

Endosteal implants, or those placed into the bone, are the most commonly used type of implant. They include screws, cylinders or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. Each implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth and is generally used for patients with bridges or other types of dentures.

Subperiosteal Implants

By contrast, subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone. The metal framework posts protrude through the gum to hold the prosthesis. These implants are frequently used for patients unable to wear conventional dentures.

Candidates for dental implants must have good general and oral health. They need to have strong jawbones that are capable of supporting the implant and have gums free of periodontal disease.

As mouth problems become worse, surrounding teeth shift and facial structures fade to compensate. Dental implants can replace missing teeth, taking away pain, embarrassment and frustration. With dental implants, you can feel better and have a full and functional smile. You’ll can enjoy eating, smiling and speaking without pain and live an overall more comfortable lifestyle with dental implants.

At Norman Dental, we are experts in dental implants. At your first consultation we will explore your full oral healthy by using cutting-edge Cone Beam 3D imaging. With that information, we can position the implant in the perfect place to restore your smile. If you think a dental implant is right for you, contact Norman Dental today by calling 336-282-2120 to schedule an appointment.