Subperiosteal implants are usually opted for by individuals who require dental implants but do not have enough jawbone to accommodate the endosteal post. Doctors often recommend a subperiosteal implant to patients whose jawbones are no longer developing and do not have the structural necessity for an endosteal implant.
At the Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, we provide one of the best subperiosteal dental implants in the country. Our founder, Dr. Sunil Richardson, will guide you through the subperiosteal implant procedure, providing you with all the necessary information and giving you every detail.
What Are Subperiosteal Implants?
A subperiosteal implant is among the two main kinds of dental implants, the other being endosteal implants. In a subperiosteal implant procedure, the artificial teeth are not fitted directly to a patient’s jawbone but rather to a metal plate around which the bone grows, helping keep it in place. The framework of subperiosteal implants is designed in a manner such that it mimics the shape of the individual’s mouth and sits over the jawbone located beneath the gum tissue.
Subperiosteal implants look either like blades, cylinders, or screws. Local anesthesia helps to numb the area of the patient’s mouth before the oral surgeon places the implant, which is then left for about three to six months. During this period, osseointegration occurs, binding the titanium to the bone, and ensuring the prosthetic tooth has a strong foundation.
What Are The Advantages of Subperiosteal Implants?
There are many advantages of getting subperiosteal dental implants done. Unlike a surface-level plate that is usually found in full and partial dentures, the one used in a subperiosteal implant does not keep sliding around. It also moves while you chew on your food. The implant gives a very natural look and feels to any patient.
The artificial crown comes with a color match so that you do not have a tooth looking prominent and sticking out among the rest of your teeth. The treatment time for this process is shorter than a traditional dental implant, and so is the healing process. Patients don’t have to wait for the bone to heal around the root since the soft tissue heals over the subperiosteal implant much more quickly.
When one does not have solid jawbone health, it can often disqualify them from getting a traditional dental implant. With subperiosteal implants, however, the only necessity is to have enough of a jawbone ridge to support the plate substantially. If your ridge is not too healthy, a bone graft can be done to develop the bone in that region.
Contact us for information about subperiosteal implant cost or dental implant surgery in India. Our team will inform you more about the procedures and the associated details.