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A dental implant can last for a lifetime, and their success rate is 97% if correctly done and mostly depends on the type of Dental Implant. However, the type of dental also depends on the level of your dental damage; thus it is essential to consult with your dentist to get better advice on what type of a dental will completely suit your needs. There are three main types of Dental Implants, these include;

Endosteal Implant

Endosteal Implant is the most common dental Implant and the best for the most patient because it is the safest and effective dental implants than other types. This type of Implant is done to bridge or replace the removed denture but requires a sound and healthy jawbone with density for the post to fuse to successfully.

Endosteal Implant is done by drilling into the jawbone for the titanium screw to fit in to act as an artificial root then is left for a couple of months for the soft tissue and bone around the artificial root to heal. Once it has healed, the artificial/false can be placed onto the post to fit fill the gap.

Subperiosteal Implants

If you have a narrow natural jawbone or that is narrowed, short and worn down due to disease or trauma, you should opt for subperiosteal Implant instead of Endosteal Implant which requires high-density jawbone. Therefore, subperiosteal Implant would be best because it used to hold dentures in place when the patient has insufficient bone height by placing a metal frame under the gum with a post attached to it.

After the gum around the post has healed enough to frame is held firmly in place, then the artificial teeth are secured to the pole that comes from the gum. Subperiosteal treatment process and plan is done in two appointments which it takes a shorter time compared to Endosteal Implant. However, this type of dental Implant is less stable than a full Endosteal implant since the Implant doesn’t go into the jawbone instead it rests on top of the bone and is held in place with a soft tissue.

Zygomatic Implant

Zygomatic Implant is done when your dental damage can’t support either Endosteal or subperiosteal implant treatment due to you lack enough jawbone. This implant process is the most complicated procedure and is done by placing the Implant in the patient’s cheekbone instead of the jawbone.

However, if your dental can’t support zygomatic Implant there are several techniques that your dentist may suggest to satisfy your need, these are;

• Bone augmentation – this is the restoration or regeneration of jawbone by using bone additives to fortify the jawbone to achieve the best result.
• Sinus lift – this involves adding bone below the sinus when the natural bone has wholly deteriorated due to missing upper back teeth.
• Ridge Expansion – this is done when you do not have a jaw that is not wide enough for Implant by adding grafting materials on the small space or ridge created along the top of your jaw.


Restore your smile and stop suffering because of dental defects or problem when there is a solution, a simple tooth implant procedure to your problem, just visit your dentist and book for dental implant treatment and process.