Dental implants are made of titanium. When dental implants are placed by an experienced dental implant professional, they are safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing. They are great replacements for the tooth root as they are durable and sturdy. The technology behind dental implants is sophisticated, so dental implants must be placed by an experienced and trusted dental implant professional, such as an oral surgeon. When placed in the patient’s jawbone, the dental implant integrates with the natural bone, creating a stable base for inserting the prosthetic tooth. The prosthetic tooth is sculpted and color matched to ensure it fits in perfectly with your natural teeth. No one will know that your tooth or teeth are not your natural teeth, and you will not feel like your replacement tooth is not your own. What types of dental implant options are available on the market? The types of dental implants out there are endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Endosteal implants are dental implants that are placed in the jawbone of the patient. These implants are small and are shaped like tiny screws, cylinders, or plates. These implants are the most common type of implant. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum and above the jawbone. This type is used with patients who have a shallow jawbone or with patients who do not want to or are unable to undergo a procedure to rebuild the jawbone. We are able to rebuild, or regenerate, the underlying structure so that dental implants are possible. To learn more about bone and soft tissue regeneration, click here. Dental implants also come in various heights and diameters. Your dental implant surgeon will know the right choice of implant for you depending on your unique needs and the intricacies of your mouth. When you come in for your traditional dental implant or Same Day Teeth® consultation appointment, you’ll be able to discuss your dental implant options with your oral surgeon as well as learn what can be done or needs to be done to make you a candidate for dental implants. If you have any questions about dental implants, give us a call at 1-800-NEW-LOOK or use the contact form below to reach out to us. We have several Tampa Bay area locations for dental implants including offices in Trinity, Spring Hill, and Palm Harbor, Florida.