Dental implants are an excellent option for many patients with missing teeth who want permanent restoration. However, there are many types of dental implants to consider. Drs. Peter R. Murchie and Rachele Gillespie of Goochland Dentistry in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, can evaluate you to help you decide which is most appropriate for your unique dental needs.
What type of dental implant is best for me?
There are several types of dental implants available, including:
- Endosteal implants. Endosteal implants are probably the most typical type of dental implants. These are placed surgically right into the jawbone. They typically have a screw or cylinder shape and provide a stable foundation for porcelain artificial teeth
- Subperiosteal implants. These are placed under the gum but above the jawbone, making them an alternative to endosteal implants. They are suitable for patients who have a shallow jawbone and cannot undergo bone augmentation surgery
- Zygomatic implants. These are longer than other types of dental implants and are placed in the cheekbone (zygomatic arch) rather than the jawbone. They are typically used for patients who have severe bone loss in the upper jaw
- Mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are much smaller in diameter and used for patients with less bone structure
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Which type of implant is right for me?
The type of implant recommended for an individual depends on various factors, such as the amount of bone available, the location of missing teeth, and overall oral health. Drs. Peter R. Murchie and Rachele Gillespie of Goochland Dentistry will assess your specific situation and determine which is best for you.
How do I find out if I need to work with an implant dentist near me?
At Goochland Dentistry, Drs. Peter R. Murchie and Rachele Gillespie are dedicated to providing patients with solutions to restore their smiles.
If you are in a situation where you need to replace one or more teeth and are considering the advantages of dental implants, we invite you to call our office at (804) 206 9455 to request a visit.
We are located at 115 Broad Street Road, Suite C, and serve patients in and around our community of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia.
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