Your types of dental implants

Find your type of dental implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implants. Depending on your situation, you may have the option of choosing subperiosteal implants or zygomatic implants. All three involve oral surgery but can give you a lifetime of confidence. As always, your Aspen Dental care team will be with you every step of the way.

Comparing dental implant types




Why they work

Most common type of dental implants. Always durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Newest procedure, may be used for implants on the upper jaw when there is severe bone loss.

Less common, used for patients who don’t have enough jawbone to support endosteal implants.

Placement details

A small titanium post is placed in the jaw to secure a crown, or artificial tooth.

Dental implants are placed into the cheekbone.

Dental implants are placed under the gum but above the jaw.

Bone graft requirements

May require a bone graft if the jaw is too thin or soft to support a dental implant.

Does not require a bone graft.

Does not require a bone graft.

Recovery time

Process typically takes several months to allow the jaw to heal between steps.

Procedure can be completed in one day, but can be more complicated than other dental implant options.

Less stable than endosteal implants, but have a quicker recovery time.

Choose the right type of dental implant for you

What type of dental implant you choose will depend on your individual circumstance, including whether and how much bone loss you have. Your Aspen Dental care team can partner with you to find the best dental implant type for you—and ensure that you are comfortable and cared for along the way.

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