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What Are the 3 Types of Dental Implants in Southampton?

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Do you have a missing or damaged teeth? Missing teeth cause us to feel self-conscious about our smiles. Fortunately, dental implants help our Southampton patients recover their smiles with confidence. They also improve your overall dental health, helping you maintain jawbone strength and can help prevent further tooth loss. You have multiple options for dental implants, so which is right for you?

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implants. We fuse the implant into the jawbone, providing a permanent solution for lost teeth. Because these implants fuse into the jawbone, they help stimulate the bone to help reduce bone loss. This in turn can help reduce the risk of further tooth loss. Because they function like natural teeth, you can care for them by maintaining a healthy brushing and flossing schedule. 

Endosteal implants are ideal for those who need only individual teeth replaced rather than multiple in a row. 

Subperiosteal Implants

A less common dental implant available to our Southampton patients is the subperiosteal implant. With these implants, a frame is constructed from body-safe metal and fastened over the jawbone and under the gum tissue. The tooth implants are fastened to the frame rather than into the jawbone. With this type of implant you can replace multiple teeth at a time or even the entire upper or lower rows. Subperiosteal implants are a good solution if your jawbone is unable to support other types of implants. 

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Implant Supported Dentures

For those patients who need a full-mouth restoration, we also offer implant supported dentures. Rather than sitting on the gum, these dentures are instead anchored to the jawbone with implants. Implant supported dentures function like permanent teeth and eliminate the discomfort that can come from dentures sitting on your gum. They also provide the additional benefit of stimulating your jawbone, thanks to the implant, reducing loss of bone mass in your jaw. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants offer our Southampton patients several benefits including, 

  • High success rate
  • Permanent solution to tooth loss
  • Reduced risk of jawbone loss
  • The ability to eat and speak properly
  • Improved smile that lasts a lifetime

Are You Looking for Dental Implants in Southampton?

If you’re considering dental implants, contact us today to make an appointment. We will examine your teeth and determine the best course of action for your oral health. 

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