If you are considering dental implants and are looking for more information about what types there are to choose from, our dentist in Reno, NV, is here to help! Depending on your case, we will help determine what type of implant is best to restore your smile.

Types of Implants

The goal of implant dentistry is to restore your teeth for a complete, full smile. However, there are two different methods to achieve this goal, depending on your gum and jaw health. These include:


  • Endosteal implants: These are the most common type of implant. They are screw-shaped and are placed in the jawbone. They are usually made of titanium and have a crown placed on top
  • Subperiosteal implants: These are implants placed in the gum above the jawbone. Since endosteal implants are placed in the jawbone, they require strong bones to support them. If you do not have strong enough bone and cannot (or do not want to) undergo bone augmentation, subperiosteal implants can be used

Rebuilding Bone

If your jawbone is not strong enough to support endosteal implants but you want to restore your natural jawline and have them placed, there are methods to rebuild bone. Some of these methods are:

  • Ridge expansion — a bone graft is added to create a ridge to widen your jaw in order to support implants
  • Bone augmentation — growth factors or bone additives are used to regrow and strengthen your jaw bone for natural, strong implant support
  • Sinus lift — if the bone has deteriorated due to missing upper back teeth, bone can be added to augment the sinus

Implant Benefits

The main benefit of dental implants is that they are permanent, and even if you need augmentation to have them placed initially, their natural function can further increase the strength of your jawbone over time. They can last decades when cared for properly!

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV, for More Information

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-298-6108!


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The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

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Our Reno, NV
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Reno, NV 89509


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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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