Different types of dental implants, and receiving dental implants in St John’s Wood

Our teeth are an extremely important part of our body, both for cosmetic reasons, and for our overall health and well-being. Because of this, it is very important that we go to our dentist as soon as we can when, and if, any of our teeth become damaged – whether it be from tooth decay, or having an accident – to ensure the best chance of our teeth being able to be restored through dental treatment. In some of the more severe cases of teeth being broken or heavily damaged, then it may be suggested you get dental implants in St John’s Wood. This is a treatment that is designed to replace a broken, damaged tooth with a new, implanted replacement tooth. If you have been recommended to have, or are just now starting to think about getting, dental implants in St John’s Wood, then it may be useful to first have a bit more knowledge on what dental implants in St John’s Wood are. Furthermore, there are also a few different and distinct types of dental implants, and so by being aware of what these different types are, you will hopefully be able to have a better idea about which type would be the most appropriate for you and your needs.


Assuming that you would like to receive dental implants in St John’s Wood, then you may wish to consider receiving them at Aura Dental. Here at Aura Dental we treat all of our patients with the utmost care. We use our relaxing, modern environment to deliver our high quality treatments in a calm manner which helps to alleviate stress, and should leave you with a dental experience which was entirely positive.

Dental implants: a brief overview

Dental implants work by first replacing the root portion of a damaged tooth with an implant post. After a few consultations to make sure that the bone underneath your teeth has enough volume and density to support the implant post, the post will be implanted, and then a crown or bridge screwed to the top of it to act as a new tooth. Dental implants are designed to last for a long time, and they also have an extremely high success rate as well.

Different types of dental implant

There are a few different types of dental implant, and which one you receive will relate to you and your specific needs. Endosteal implants, for example, tend to either be screws, cylinders or plates for crowns or bridges to be attached to. They are considerably more common than other types of dental implant (approximately 9 out of every 10 dental implant procedures will be using endosteal implants), due in large part to the relative simplicity of the treatment needed to implant them.

By comparison, subperiosteal implants are much less common. These are implants that are placed below the gum line, but above the jawbone, and they are designed for patients who may have insufficient bone density to support an endosteal implant. For this reason, these implants also tend to be narrower or shorter than other dental implants. Zygomatic implants are another type of implant that work fairly similarly, except they are implanted into the cheekbone rather than the jaw. Again they are less common than endosteal implants, usually only being used when other dental implant methods are not suitable.