An endosseous implant, or an endodontic endosseous implant, is a type of endosteal implant that is meant to mimic the natural root of a tooth by using a vertical column of bone to anchor the dental implant hardware. Endosseous implants are surgically placed inside the natural jawbone and allowed to heal before placing the artificial tooth or crown on the implant hardware. Since children under the age of 16 are still developing and the shape, size, and density of their jawbone is still changing, endosseous implants are typically only recommended for patients over the age of 16 to 18, depending on individual dental practice policies. Implants of this variety are also not recommended for diabetic patients who don’t have good control over their blood sugar due to the increased risk for infection and poor healing. Endosseous implant patients should have good quality and quantity of bone with no surgical contraindications.