Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are dental implants that generally sit on top of a patient’s jaw bone, but are placed under the gum. . A subperiosteal implant is custom-made for each patient, and has a lightweight metal framework that comfortably but securely fits over the patient’s jaw bone.

Subperiosteal implants are often used to secure a patient’s dentures in cases when the bone has receded or atrophied, and the jaw bone mass has become very limited. This type of dental implant may be used in limited areas of the mouth where several teeth are missing, or can also be used in the whole mouth when all of the teeth are missing. Subperiosteal implants are designed in such a way that they can result to the equivalent of multiple (natural) tooth roots.

Subperiosteal Implants

These types of dental implants are for people who don’t have enough bones in their jaw but still want an implant without the bone grafting procedure.

Your jaw’s bone structure doesn’t matter because the metal implant is on top of it. The dentist will have to cut through your gums to install a metal bridge. This holds the implant in place.

The gums will need a stitch afterward. You’ll see a protruding metal on top because it served as anchors for your replacement teeth.

Worried about the lifespan of your dental implants? You don’t need to worry much. They’re built to last for decades.

 

What is the procedure like?

First, the dentist will perform a CT of your mouth. This process will only take a few minutes, and the dentist will base the design of the implant on the results of the scan. Once built, the dentist will place the implants beneath the gums surgically. While your mouth heals, you will have a temporary prosthetic tooth in place that will be replaced by a permanent implant later.

4 June 2021

Dental Implant