Types of Dental Implants

In the realm of oral implantology in Aurora, Colorado, and surrounding regions, patients benefit from a diverse array of options tailored to their specific needs. Distinguished practitioners, Dr. Douglas Heller and Dr. Eric Beckman, renowned for their expertise in dental implantology, bring a wealth of experience to guide patients through personalized insights and treatment options.

The predominant choice for a majority of patients, endosteal implants, comprises over 90% of cases. Composed mainly of titanium, these screw-like implants seamlessly integrate into the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. Post-healing, a customized crown is affixed to the implant, serving as an aesthetically pleasing and functional replacement tooth. Ideal for patients with sufficient jawbone quality, some cases may require prior jawbone augmentation through bone grafting.

In more specialized cases, transosteal implants, although infrequently employed, cater to patients with significant bone degradation and slender mandibles unsuitable for traditional endosteal implants. This unique approach involves the insertion of a U-shaped metal bracket or a single pin through a drilled hole spanning the width of the lower jaw.

Subperiosteal implants, while rarer than transosteal options, were historically utilized for patients lacking ample jawbone tissue and ineligible for bone augmentation. This method involves a custom metal framework resting on the jawbone, secured by gum tissue, providing a solution for individuals with minimal bone height.

Addressing severe upper jawbone loss, zygomatic implants offer an alternative by anchoring into the cheekbone rather than the traditional jawbone placement. Reserved for cases where bone grafting is not viable, these implants, longer than endosteal counterparts, cater to individuals experiencing substantial upper jawbone degradation.

In Aurora and neighboring areas such as Greenwood Village, Englewood, Centennial, Denver, Parker and Lone Tree, the transformative impact of oral implantology is evident at Periodontal Associates. Patients, guided by the expertise of their periodontists, can confidently navigate implant options aligned with their unique needs. For consultations and optimal outcomes, individuals are encouraged to contact Periodontal Associates at 303-755-4500.