Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for missing teeth and at Nova Dental we are experts in this treatment.

They not only improve the aesthetics of a smile but also restore functionality and prevent bone loss. We show the different types of dental implants available and their benefits.

Dental implant treatment can support various dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental fixtures. They are surgically placed into the jawbone and consist of screws, cylinders, or blades. Endosteal implants are suitable for patients with sufficient jawbone density and height.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone, beneath the gum tissue. They consist of a metal framework that supports dental restoration. Subperiosteal implants are recommended for patients with insufficient jawbone density or height.

Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants are a specialized type of dental implant that is anchored in the cheekbone, or zygoma. They are recommended for patients with severe bone loss in the upper jaw.

All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 implants are a type of full-arch restoration that uses only four dental implants to support a complete set of teeth. They are a more cost-effective and time-efficient solution than traditional implants.

Mini Implants

Mini implants are smaller in diameter than traditional implants and require less invasive surgery. They are suitable for patients with smaller teeth or limited space between teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Improved Functionality

Osseointegrated implants restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. They are stable and do not slip or shift like dentures.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Tooth replacement implants look and feel like natural teeth. They are custom-made to match the color, size, and shape of the surrounding teeth.


Dental fixtures are durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. They do not decay or develop cavities like natural teeth.

Improved Oral Health

Tooth implants prevent bone loss and preserve the integrity of the surrounding teeth. They do not require the removal of healthy tooth structures like traditional bridges.

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for missing teeth. There are several types of dental restorations available, including endosteal, subperiosteal, zygomatic, all-on-4, and mini implants. 

Each type has its own unique benefits and is recommended based on the patient’s individual needs. Artificial teeth roots improve functionality, aesthetics, and oral health, making them a worthwhile investment.


  1. Are Implant-supported dentures painful?
    • The placement of dental implants is generally not painful as it is done under local anesthesia. Some patients may experience discomfort during the healing process.
  2. Can anyone get dental fixtures?
    • Most healthy adults with sufficient jawbone density and good oral hygiene are eligible for implants.
  3. How long do tooth replacement implants last?
    • With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
  4. What is the success rate of endosseous implants?
    • The success rate of dental implants is around 95%, making them a reliable and predictable treatment option.
  5. Is the cost of endosseous implants covered by insurance?
    • Some insurance plans may cover the cost of tooth anchors, but it depends on the individual plan. It is

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Dental implants are a safe and effective solution for most people with missing teeth, but they may not be the best option for everyone.

 It’s important to consult with a qualified dental professional to determine if tooth replacement implants are right for you. Factors such as overall health, oral hygiene, and jawbone density will be considered to determine your eligibility.

In conclusion, dental implants are a versatile and long-lasting solution for missing teeth. With a variety of types to choose from, patients can find a customized solution that fits their unique needs. Whether you need a single tooth replacement or a full-arch restoration.

Tooth implants can improve your oral health, restore functionality, and boost your confidence. Consult with a dental professional to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.

18 Jan, 2011

Nova Dental Christmas Break 2010

Before leaving for Christmas vacations, Nova’s Staff had a trip to a beautiful part of Costa Rica. We went to Poas Volcano, Cartago’s sanatorium, Orosi Valley and Cachi Dam.

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