High-Demand Endosteal Dental Implants
Dental implants are long-lasting, and lifelike restorations, but do you know which kind of dental implant is right for you? Endosteal implants are the most popular implant option for patients looking to restore their smile, and with good reason. At Eggleston Dental Care, Turlock implant dentist Dr. Jim Eggleston offers endosteal implants, to help our patients achieve the most stable and long-lasting smile possible.
The Most Popular Implant Option
Endosteal (in the bone) implants are the most commonly used dental implant type today, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. They are surgically placed directly into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for a dental crown or bridge. These implants are made from high-quality biocompatible materials, typically titanium, ensuring a successful and effective dental implant procedure.
Endosteal Implants Versus Subperiosteal Implants
While both endosteal and subperiosteal implant options offer a permanent solution for missing teeth, there are key differences between them. Endosteal implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, while subperiosteal implants are placed above the jawbone and under the gum line. These implants are typically the preferred option for most patients due to their high success rates and natural look and feel.
Benefits of Endosteal Implants
While both implant types are effective options for replacing missing teeth, implants that are surgically inserted into the jawbone have some notable advantages over their subperiosteal counterparts. Some of the benefits of in-the-bone implants over subperiosteal implants include:
Improved Appearance – In-the-bone implants are placed directly into the jawbone, which provides a secure and stable base for the replacement tooth or teeth. This makes them look much more natural than subperiosteal implants.
Improved Functionality – With endosteal implant solutions, patients can enjoy improved chewing ability and overall oral function. Because the implant is fused directly to the jawbone, it provides the same level of support as a natural tooth root, allowing patients to bite and chew with confidence.
Long-Lasting – In-the-bone implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth and can last for many years with proper care and maintenance. This is because the implant is made from durable materials such as titanium or ceramic, which are biocompatible and able to withstand the forces of regular use.
Comfortable – Implants that are osseointegrated into the jawbone are the more comfortable option and do not require any special care beyond regular brushing and flossing.
Higher Success Rate – Compared to subperiosteal implants, in-the-bone implants have a higher success rate because they are placed directly into the jawbone, where they fuse to it in a process called osseointegration. This provides a more stable and durable foundation for the artificial tooth or teeth. In addition, the placement of subperiosteal implants requires a more invasive surgical procedure than in-the-bone implants, which can increase the risk of complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does installing and recovering from endosteal implants take?
These timeframes can vary based on numerous factors including how many endosteal implants you need installed, whether or not you need any supplemental procedures, and how long it might take to numb you. Your implant dentist will give you a more accurate breakdown during your initial consultation.
Does everyone qualify for endosteal implants?
Additionally, certain medical conditions or medications may affect the success of the implant, so it’s important to consult with your implant dentist to determine if endosteal implants are a viable option.
Are there any risks or complications associated with getting endosteal implants?
Which is more affordable: endosteal or subperiosteal implants?
Additionally, subperiosteal implants are typically used in cases where there is insufficient bone in the jaw to support an endosteal implant, which may require additional procedures such as bone grafting or sinus lifting, further increasing the cost.
Restore Your Smile with Endosteal Implants at Eggleston Dental Care
With endosteal implant solutions, you can enjoy a fully restored smile that looks and feels completely natural. Dr. Eggleston and our team provide these stable, long-lasting restorations to new and returning patients from Turlock and surrounding areas such as Keyes, Denair, and Hatch, CA. Contact us today at 209-226-4963 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation and learn more about the many benefits of these highly secure and long-lasting implants.