Dental implants are popular because of their low-maintenance needs and realistic look. If you’re thinking about getting dental implants in Chicago, having some knowledge about the process could make things a little smoother when discussing options with your dentist. There are two main types of dental implants. Here is a quick breakdown of each one.
Endosteal dental implants are small, screw-looking implants that are placed into the jawbone. This is the most commonly performed dental implant out of the two types. In order to qualify for this type of implant, you have to be in good health (oral or otherwise), have a good jawbone with the ability to regenerate any bone that is removed, and a non-smoker. It takes months for this procedure to heal so you have to be willing to make dietary changes and possibly miss a good bit of work.
This procedure is done for people whose jawbone isn’t healthy enough or won’t regenerate the bone properly. A metal brace is placed on top of the jawbone but under the gums. After the gums heal on top of the metal brace, the implants are then screwed into the metal brace.
Both of these procedures work fairly well. Some people may opt to choose a subperiosteal procedure even if they have a perfectly healthy jawbone. You can find more information about dental implants in Chicago on our site, Artofmoderndentistry.com. Art of Modern Dentistry provides exceptional service. Schedule a consultation today!
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