2021

Understanding the Different Types of Dental Implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, up to 3 million people in the U.S. have dental implants. This number rises by about 500,000 every year. Implants are metal frames or posts that are surgically inserted in the jawbone beneath the gums. Implants provide a base on which a dentist can mount replacement teeth. Here's a look at the different types of implants. 1. Endosteal and Subperiosteal Implants There are two types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal.