The 3 Types Of Dental Implants Used By Cosmetic Dentists

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Before you get a dental implant, you have to go through a thorough examination to assess your situation. After that, you will need to use one of the available types of implants. Based on your health and jawbone, your cosmetic dentist may recommend one of the three types of dental implants discussed below. 

1. Endosteal Implants

Cosmetic dentists use endosteal implants in most cosmetic dentistry procedures. Nonetheless, you'll need a healthy jawbone to which the implants will attach. Endosteal implants are made from titanium or ceramic and protrude through your gum to hold the restoration tooth.

Endosteal implants have three parts: the implant, abutment, and dental prosthetic. The three parts create a stronger base for new teeth. In addition, your cosmetic dentist installs each component separately to allow room for recovery and improve the success rate of the dental implants.

2. Subperiosteal Implants

If you don't like implants placed inside your jawbone, subperiosteal implants could be your ideal type. Fortunately, your cosmetic dentist doesn't fix the subperiosteal implants in your jawbone. Instead, the implant rests under the gum but on top of your jawbone.

First, your cosmetic dentist puts a metal frame under your gum with the post attached to the frame. Second, your gum heals to hold the frame in place. Finally, your cosmetic dentist secures the restoration teeth to the pole that comes from your gum.

Subperiosteal implants are ideal if you don't have enough jaw bone and don't want to go through intensive oral surgery to add bone to your jaw.

3. Zygomatic Implants

Zygoma or zygomatic is an alternative to bone grafting procedure and is ideal if you have severe bone loss in your upper jaw. Extreme bone loss can happen due to different conditions, e.g., trauma, severe bone resorption, and resection of tumors. A zygomatic dental implant rests in your cheekbone rather than your jawbone.

The implants traverse the inner part of the affected area in your upper jaw to anchor into your cheekbones. You can combine zygomatic implants with other root form implants at the front part of your jaw.

Since your cheeks have solid bones, zygomatic implants have high immediate stability. This allows the cosmetic dentist to install the implant and teeth replacement on the same day.


The choice of an ideal type of dental implant is not straightforward. You must consider different factors since each implant is suitable for a specific condition. Therefore, work closely with your cosmetic dental services professional to find your ideal match.

Reach out to a cosmetic dentist like Dan Czapek, D.M.D. to learn more.


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