A Dental Implant Has Three Parts.
If you are beginning to explore he world of dental implants, you’ve come to the right place. Knowing what a dental implant actually is allows you to understand the process of getting dental implants better. Kudos to you for wanting to learn!
A dental implant has three parts to it, the implant, the abutment and the crown. Let’s look at these parts separately.
The implant is actually the part of the implant that gets placed in the jaw. Typically all implants are made with titanium.
Titanium is very well accepted by the human body. Medically companies have been using titanium for implant and medical devices for quite awhile. Scientifically, the titanium does not corrode in the body and your tissue can easily bond to titanium.
The abutment is attached to the implant in the jaw and connects the final restoration (crown) to the implant. The abutment looks like a short, little, tree stump. An abutment isn’t much to look at, but it’s like a bridge over a river….necessary!
The Crown (or Finished Restoration)
The crown or finished restoration is the part of the dental implant that you will be most happy and excited to see. The crown is the part of the implant that looks like a natural tooth. These types of crowns can be made from a variety of materials and are other screwed on or cemented on. Once the crown has been placed on your dental implant you are already to resume smiling as big as you can again!
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