My Dental Home – A Closer Look

A dental implant consists of a metal screw threaded rod which fits into the jaw bone or crista material through a hollow tube called an implant rod. The rod is pushed into the jaw bone or crista using a screw. Once the rod has been placed into the bone, it is fastened to the top of the dentures with a cement lumen. The dental implants are then screwed into the dentures using a cement bridge or a periodontal implant bolt. Dental implants have enabled people to regain function and beauty for many decades. You may find more details about this at My Dental Home, Dr. Kevin Brown & Associates

There are three types of dental implants – Subperiosteal, Subglandular and Endosteal. A subperiosteal implant is made up of a metal frame that extends from the back of the tooth where it meets the jawbone, to the base of the tooth where it attaches to the jawbone. Subglandular implants are made up of a metal frame that extends from the top of the tooth where it attaches to the jawbone and through the gums to the base of the tooth. An endosteal implant consists of a flexible post that extends through the gum and into the bone. These implants allow the tooth to be easily moved when required and also serve as a place for the tooth to be anchored in place when it is not possible to replace the tooth with a crown.

Before a person can have dental implants, it is important that they meet a certain criteria. Anyone who wants to have dental implants needs to be at least 18 years old, unless they have valid dental valid reasons for being unable to care for their teeth. Any previous surgeries such as extraction, filling or root canal needs to be taken into consideration when looking for a procedure. Most insurance companies will not cover the entire procedure but there are a few that do, so you may need to consult your insurance company to find out exactly what they require for the procedure.