What Are The Different Types of Dental Implants?

At Nebraska Dental Center in La Vista, NE, we believe everyone deserves a smile they love. That’s why we offer a variety of high-quality dental implants to restore your confidence and oral health. But with so many types out there, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. Let’s clear the confusion and explore the world of dental implants, helping you find the perfect match for your smile!

Two Main Dental Implant Categories:

While dentists have different approaches, most dental implants fall into one of two broad categories:

  1. Endosteal Implants: These are the most popular and often the best choice for patients. Think of them as artificial tooth roots!

    • Why They Shine:
      • Look and feel like natural teeth
      • Strong and stable for long-lasting smiles
      • Can replace single teeth or support bridges or dentures
    • The Inside Scoop:
      • A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone
      • Healing time allows bone and tissue to grow around the screw
      • Multiple screw shapes and sizes for custom-fit smiles
  2. Subperiosteal Implants: Less common these days, these sit on top of the jawbone and hold dentures in place.

    • Quick Facts:
      • Shorter treatment than endosteal implants
      • Not as stable as endosteal implants
      • Primarily used for patients with limited bone height

Finding Your Perfect Implant Match:

Choosing the right type of implant depends on factors like your jawbone health, missing tooth location, and desired outcome. At Nebraska Dental Center, our La Vista dentist will carefully assess your individual needs and guide you toward the ideal implant solution. Contact Nebraska Dental Center today! We’re happy to answer any questions you have about dental implants and help you discover the perfect smile solution.

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Nebraska Dental Center

8050 South 84th Street
La Vista, NE 68128
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From Giles Road in La Vista, turn into the strip mall anchored by Thrift World, Harbor Freight, and Dollar Tree. Nebraska Dental Center is a few businesses to the left of the Dollar Tree. Look for the green Nebraska Dental Center logo and the "Nebraska Dental Center" window decal.


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