What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are medical devices surgically implanted into the jaw to restore a person’s ability to chew or their appearance.
3 Types of Dental Implants
- Endosteal implants. A standard dental implant is fixed into the jaw bone, recreating a tooth root’s natural hold.
- Zygomatic implants. A dental implant uses the cheekbone rather than the upper jaw as an implant base.
- Subperiosteal implants. A dental implant suited to people whose jawbone cannot hold an endosteal implant.
All on 4 dental implants
The term All-on-4 refers to “all” teeth being supported “on four” dental implants, a surgical and technique prosthodontics procedure for total rehabilitation of the edentulous patient or for patients with badly broken down teeth, decayed teeth or compromised teeth due to gum disease.