Types of Dental Implants

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Mon, 07/14/2014

The most common type of dental implant is the root form. Root form implants are inserted directly into jawbone where they serve as a solid foundation for restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. With this type of dental implant, Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake can restore the greatest amount of strength and beauty.

If you do not have sufficient bone density to support a root form implant, Dr. Miyake may recommend one of two options: bone grafting or plate form implants. Bone grafting will allow for root form dental implants to be placed, but may be unnecessary for some patients. The alternative – plate form implants – are thin enough to fit into narrow jaws and are capable of restoring significant function and optimal aesthetics.

When the jaw is neither wide nor deep enough to support plate of root form restorations, subperiosteal implants may be the best option. These dental implants are inserted below the gum line but above the jaw, allowing for a stronger restoration than dentures or a bridge, though not as strong as other implant types.

What is best for your smile will be determined during your dental implants consultation at our comfortable Fresno office.

To schedule your dental implants consultation, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today. Dr. Miyake serves Fresno, Clovis, Tulare, Madera, and surrounding California communities.