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.