Types of Dental Implants

Glendora family dental services include implants, which are a proven and safe procedure for recreating the foundation of a natural tooth. The implant is placed between the jawbone and fuses for integration with bone. The implant then forms a base for the replacement tooth.

Dental implants fall into several categories.

Endosteal Implants

The most common type of implant used by a Glendora CA dental office, endosteal implants have varying shapes (cylinders, screws, plates) and are placed in the jawbone.

Subperiosteal Implants

The subperiosteal implant is set above or below the jawbone under the gums. This procedure is utilized when the patient has a shallow jawbone and the typical procedure for implants is not recommended.

Single Tooth

A setting of one implant for a single crown.

Multiple Teeth

Supportive bridgework is set to manage multiple missing teeth. Up to eight implants can be put in to replace a full jaw of teeth.


Fixed and removable bridgework will be used to support a section of the jawline.


These are standard or mini-implants of two or more, set to preserve underlying bone and to stabilize the denture.

Tooth Movement Anchorage

This process uses both stable and non-movable components that anchor units, allowing easier and quicker tooth movement.

Temporary Bridgework

Micro-mini implants are put in to be removed after permanent implants have healed and teeth are permanently replaced.

Your cosmetic dentistry in Pasadena CA will advise on the best implant procedure based on medical history, bio-capability and what best suits the patient’s situation.
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