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The Importance Of Visiting A Dentist During Pregnancy

Hello, my name is Karla Madison and this is my blog about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, my gums would bleed when I brushed my teeth. I went to my dentist and he told me that I had pregnancy gingivitis. He also informed me that this is a common condition for pregnant women because their hormones are changing during pregnancy. I followed the instructions of my dentist and my gums stopped bleeding and were healthy again. I also started doing research about the importance of dental care during pregnancy. If you're pregnant, you should read this blog to learn why it's so important to keep up with dental care while pregnant. This blog will give you the information you need so that you can have healthy teeth and gums during your pregnancy.

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3 Types Of Dental Implants

by Rose Hale

If you have a tooth you need to have removed and want to maintain all your teeth, you can have a dental implant put in to replace the damaged natural tooth. When it comes to dental implants, there are a few different types of implants you can consider: an endosteal implant, a subperiosteal implant, and a zygomatic implant. The implant you choose is based on your jaw.

Type #1: Endosteal Implants

First, there are endosteal implants, which is one of the most popular types of implants. With an endosteal implant, you need to have a healthy jawbone; if you have jawbone issues, this option will not work.

With an endosteal implant, a placeholder post is put into your jaw. It is shaped like a screw and basically screws into your jaw. Once your mouth has healed, a false tooth is placed onto the placeholder post that is attached to the jawbone. The attachment to the jawbone makes this a strong and sturdy dental implant option.

Type #2: Subperiosteal Implant

Second, there is a subperiosteal implant. This implant is often used if someone doesn't have a healthy jawbone or just doesn't want to have a post drilled into their jaw.

With an endosteal implant, the implant goes under your gum but rests above your jawbone. A metal frame is that has a post on it is placed under your gum, where the damaged tooth was removed. The idea is your gum will heal around the frame, keeping the frame secure.

Then, once the post is properly attached under your gum and your mouth has healed, a false tooth is secured on top of the pole that protrudes from the gum.

Type #3: Zygomatic Implant

Third, you can get a zygomatic implant. A zygomatic implant is not commonly used, as the process for the procedure is complicated. Generally, a zygomatic implant is only suggested if you don't have the jawbone structure to support an endosteal implant.

With this type of implant, it is placed in your check bone instead of your jawbone. The zygoma bone is a sturdy bone that is right above your jawbone. It is dense bone and should be able to support the implant even if your jawbone can't keep a dental implant.

This is a complicated process and is usually done only if this is truly the best option for you.

Talk to your dentist about your jawbone health, and find out what dental implant option is best for your overall dental health. If you have a strong jawbone, an endosteal implant is often the best option. If your jawbone is compromised, a subperiosteal or zygomatic implant may be the best choice for you. 

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