The dental implant, typically made of titanium, is a safe and proven effective replacement for the tooth root – the very foundation of a natural tooth. Because it is placed in the jawbone and fuses, or integrates with, your natural bone, the dental implant forms the stable and sturdy base for your replacement teeth.
Various types of dental implants are available, including:
Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone. This type of implant may be used in patients who have a shallow jawbone and cannot or do not want to undergo a procedure to rebuild it.
Dental implants also come in different sizes and heights, including standard and narrow (mini). Your dental implant expert is trained to help you determine what option is right for you depending on the tooth or teeth that need to be replaced.
Learn more about different methods to restore teeth using dental implants.