There are two different types of dental implants:
- Endosteal – This type is most commonly used and involves the root being placed directly into the jaw.
- Subperiosteal – This type is for patients who cannot receive implants in the jaw for some reason (such as minimal bone height). The implant is placed on top of the jaw and is held on by metal posts that go through the gums.
Park Place Dentistry’s professional
team can help you to learn more about dental implants in Orange County.
To get a dental implant, you should be in good general oral health. For example, you should be free of gum disease and have enough bone in your jaw to support the implant. Generally, most patients are candidates for dental implants. You should still make sure your dentist knows if you suffer from any conditions, like lupus, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and arthritis. These conditions won’t disqualify you from getting an implant, but it’s something your dentist will need to consider. Things like current treatment for cancer or immunosuppressive therapy for organ transplants may mean that you should wait on the implant. If you are a smoker, or if you abuse alcohol or drugs, then the implant may not work as intended.
In general, talking to your dentist about your health and our dental implants in Orange County will help to determine whether or not you are a candidate.