Dental implant is an artificial tooth root that’s placed into your jaw to hold a prosthetic bridge or tooth. When most people use the term “dental implants,” they’re talking about the combination of the implant , and the prosthetic tooth and artificial tooth. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to an injury, periodontal disease, or some other reason and who prefer not to wear dentures.
Endosteal is the most common type of implant. Its various forms include cylinders, screws or blades surgically placed into the jawbone. And implant holds one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is usually an alternative for patients who are now wearing bridges or removable dentures.
Subperiosteal is a type of implant is placed on top of the jaw with metal framework’s posts that protrude through the gum to hold the implant in that place. Subperiosteal implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and don’t have adequate bone height to hold an endosteal implant.