If you have any missing teeth, you may feel uncomfortable smiling in a crowd now, or even struggle with speech and eating. Fortunately, dental implants can help improve these issues and be that boost of confidence you may need.
The two types of dental implants that the American Dental Association consider safe include the following:
Endosteal implants– These type of dental implants are typically shaped like a small screw, cylinder, or plate and are surgically placed into your jaw bone. Endosteal can be used for many purposes such as stabilizing an existing tooth or used as an anchor, providing support for one or more artificial teeth.
Subperiosteal implants– This type of dental implant is placed on top of the jaw bone with metal frame work. This method is usually used in patients that have a shallow jaw bone. Subperiosteal implants are used to replace teeth in a limited area or to replace a full set a teeth.
Gain some of that lost confidence back with a brand new smile, call Dr. Yamada today to see if dental implants could be the right route for you. Good oral health and having an adequate amount of bone in your jaw to support the implant is optimal, along with having healthy gums.
For more information on dental implants or cosmetic dentistry call Dr.Yamada of Manhattan Beach, CA at 310-546-2595 or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com. Gain some of that lost confidence back with a brand new smile