If you have been recommended for dental implants, you may be overwhelmed with all available options. Our team can help you choose which implant works best for you and discuss your options.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants resemble an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw bone. The implants are a base for one or many artificial teeth or crowns. Implants can help patients with missing teeth and be personalized to fit each patient’s needs.

What Are The Types of Dental Implants?

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant used today. This type of implant acts like an artificial tooth root placed in the jaw bone. These implants create a base for one or many artificial teeth or crowns affixed on top. During the implant process, healing time is needed for the implant to fuse to the jawbone. This type of implant is durable, long-lasting, and a popular choice.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are an excellent alternative to endosteal implants. This type of implant sits on the jawbone but is still under the gumline. The post is attached using a metal frame, and the gum heals around the frame. This allows the implant to be held securely in place. Artificial teeth or crowns are then placed on top of the poles in the gum area. This type of implant is often used if patients do not have enough jawbone to support endosteal implants. Bone grafting can be done to provide the additional bone needed, but some patients choose not to go through that process. Check What Are the Pros and Cons of Dental Crowns? for more information.

What Are My Alternatives?

If a patient’s jawbone cannot support dental implants, techniques are available to help rebuild the jawbone and create a stable foundation for implants.

‍Bone Augmentation – This procedure helps to restore or regenerate bone in the jaw when a patient does not have enough to support an implant. This process is very successful; many patients choose it to get the implants they have always wanted.
‍Sinus Lift – A sinus lift can add bone below the sinus cavity to help that area if bone has deteriorated.
‍Ridge Expansion – Bone grafting material can be added along the top of the jaw or a small ridge to help make your jaw wide enough to support dental implants.

What Are Other Dental Implant Options?

‍Mini Dental Implants – Mini dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants but are used for smaller spaces. Patients with naturally smaller teeth may find that mini dental implants fit them best. This procedure is less invasive and less expensive than other options. Mini dental implants are made of one solid piece that is screwed into the jawbone. Each implant has a ball on top, allowing the crown to be secured.
‍Immediate Load Dental Implants or Teeth In a Day – This type of implant process allows the placement of the crown or temporary tooth at the same time as the dental implant. Patients with sufficient bone structure in the jaw are good candidates for this option.

‍All-On-4 Implants – All-on-4 implants provide patients with implants in just one appointment. With this option, implants are not required for each tooth. Four implants are placed, making the process easier and less invasive. This option does not need bone grafting, and temporary teeth can be placed that same day. With this option, there is a healing process while the implants fuse to the bone. Once the healing process is complete, permanent teeth can be placed.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Dental Implants?

Our staff is here to help you choose which dental implant option works best for you. Our high-end technology and implant surgical software make the implant process faster and more efficient. Our team provides our patients the best care, and we are here to support you throughout the implant process.

To find out what dental implant option is best for you, contact our office, and our friendly staff can schedule your consultation. Let us help you take that first step to a beautiful smile!

About Genesis Dental in Flower Mound, TX

Genesis Dental, situated in the heart of Flower Mound, Texas, is more than just another dental practice—it’s a hub of passion, expertise, and a commitment to providing exceptional dental care for the entire family. Every visit to Genesis Dental is defined by its warm and welcoming ambiance, ensuring that even those who harbor dental anxieties feel entirely at ease.

Our founding dentist, Dr. Madeleine Zhao, embodies the essence of Genesis Dental. With an illustrious background spanning multiple countries, she brings a unique blend of artistry, science, and deep-rooted compassion. Dr. Zhao’s journey began in Shanghai, China, and took her to Canada, where she honed her research and critical thinking skills. Her desire to make a real impact in dentistry led her to the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, from which she graduated with honors. She’s been recognized throughout her career for her meticulous approach to dentistry and unparalleled chairside manner.

At Genesis Dental, we understand that every individual has unique dental needs. That’s why we offer various services—from preventive measures and cosmetic enhancements to advanced surgical procedures. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology, ensuring every treatment is efficient and effective. Additionally, to make dental care accessible to everyone, we have multilingual staff members fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese and offer affordable membership plans, especially for those without dental insurance.

Convenience is paramount for our patients. Genesis Dental is located in Flower Mound and has ample parking space. We also recognize the diverse schedules of our patients and offer flexible evening and weekend appointments.

Every article on this blog is an extension of our commitment to providing valuable information to our community. We aim to empower you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your dental health. At Genesis Dental, you’re not just a patient but a family.