For people with one or more broken, worn or missing teeth, dental implants from Suwanee dentist Dr. Uday Parikh, DDS are one highly recommended option. Durable and long-lasting, they provide a natural and fantastic looking smile. Read on to learn all about the options these highly customizable and realistic looking dental devices provide.
Placement: Endosteal, Subperiosteal or Transosteal
Dental implants can be screwed into the jaw bones (endosteal implants), they can go completely through the jaw bone (transosteal implants), or they can simply be placed on top of the jaw bone (subperiosteal implants). While screwing the implants into the jaw bone provides a more stable and sturdy implant, it is not always an option for people who have thin or fragile jaw bones.
Procedure: Two-Stage vs. Single-Stage
With two-stage dental implants, the dental implant is placed and then the gum area is stitched closed while the implant fuses to the bone. With one-stage implants, however, a longer dental implant is used so that it protrudes up through the gum line.
Material: Metal, Ceramic or a Combination
Dental implants are generally made out of either metal (often titanium), ceramic or a combination. Titanium is generally well-tolerated by the human body and it fuses well with bone, making titanium dental implants a popular choice among Suwanee dentists.
Size: Standard, Wide or Mini
Even within a single mouth, tooth sizes can vary widely. The canine teeth are generally very narrow while the molars are generally very wide. Dental implants come in a variety of sizes - including standard, wide and mini. This helps ensure a perfect fit.
Visiting Dr. Parikh in Suwanee for dental implants is anything but a one-size-fits-all process. You won't just get a generic procedure that may or may not look good. Instead, you'll receive dental implants that are perfectly customized to your unique mouth and needs so you can always look and feel your best.