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How to Choose the Right Dental Implants for You August 27, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Choose the Right Dental Implants for You, Anchorage, Alaska

Modern dental techniques like teeth whitening and dental implants allow patients to create the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams. Family First Dentistry specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry services that help their Anchorage-area patients look and feel their best. Services are available for patients of all ages, so you can be sure your family will have strong teeth and gums for life.

When patients need to have teeth removed, many choose to replace them with dental implants instead of bridges or dentures. Implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth patients tend to find more comfortable than a removable oral prosthesis. Whether you need to replace one tooth or an entire row, there is an implant style that can give you back your smile.

The Most Common Types Of Dental Implants

1. Endosseus Implants

The word “endosseus” means “within the bone” and refers to the screw-like titanium posts that are implanted directly into the jawbone. They are also known as endosteal implants. The top of the post extends above the gums and is used to secure either a single replacement tooth or a small group of teeth, similar to a bridge. This type of dental implant is the most commonly used due to its versatility.

2. Subperiosteal Implants

dental implantsThis type of dental implant is named for the metal frame that is placed under the gum tissue and on top of the jawbone. The replacement teeth are held in place using metal posts that are similar to the exposed portion of the endosseus implant. Subperiosteal implants are ideal for patients whose jawbones may be too shallow or weak to accommodate individual posts.

3. Transosteal Implants

These dental implants consist of titanium posts that are connected by a U-shaped metal pin or frame that goes through the jawbone. The two posts can be used to accommodate groups of replacement teeth for a more secure alternative to removable bridgework.

Your dentist will be able to recommend a dental implant style based on your tooth replacement needs as well as the size and condition of your jaw. The posts used to secure the replacement teeth come in a range of sizes, ensuring your comfort and ability to speak and eat with ease.

Visit Family First Dentistry online to learn more about their full range of family dentistry services. Be sure to download the new patient registration form and informational packet before you visit the office. Call (907) 562-2820 to schedule an appointment.

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