Dental implants are metal posts surgically inserted to the patient's jawbone below the gums, on the top of which the dentist mounts the artificial teeth. Through the process called osseointegration, the implants become fused to the patient's jaw bone to act as an anchor or support for the placement of the artificial tooth or a dental crown. An abutment connects the artificial tooth and the dental implant.
The crown is fabricated as per the person's teeth color and fit to appear, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental implants are of two types: endosteal and subperiosteal.
The most popular and standard type of dental implant, endosteal implants, are fused straight onto the patient's jawbone. If the patient needs to replace only one tooth, an endosteal implant is the best solution.
A subperiosteal implant is made from metal and is placed below the patient's gum tissue and over the jaw bone. They are ideal for replacing several teeth in one area if the patient cannot wear dentures or have low jaw bone density.
At De Lucs Dental, patients who undergo dental implant procedures enjoy various benefits:
If you want to learn more about our dental implant procedure, visit our office, De Lucs Dental, LLC, at 8630 Fenton Street, Suite 204, Silver Spring, MD 20910. You can also reach Dentist in Silver Spring, MD at 301-587-8081 | 301-587-8082.
8630 Fenton St, Ste 204, Silver Spring, MD 20910