A dental implant consists of 3 parts: the Implant, Abutment, and Crown. The implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed into bone in area(s) of missing teeth. Once the implant is placed in the bone it needs to heal. During healing, bone surrounds and attaches to the titanium post recreating a stable structure where a crown will be attached. The abutment is the transition between the implant and the crown. Most abutments are screwed into the implant and provide a surface for the final crown to be cemented on to. Finally, the crown (cap) is the tooth portion of the implant system that will be visible in the mouth.
Dental implants improve quality of life through enhanced…
•Function – Implants are the closest prosthetic to natural teeth, offering a titanium root for a solid foundation. Additionally, speech is easier and clearer with a full set of teeth. Dental implants can replace single teeth or full dentures.
•Aesthetics – Implants complete a smile with beautiful restorations that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. You'll experience the confidence that comes from a complete smile.
•Health –With reliable dental implants, you can eat all the foods required in a healthy, balanced diet. Studies show that patients without teeth do not live as long as those with natural or prosthetic teeth.
When a patient suffers from the loss of a tooth or several teeth, the placement of dental implants creates a new smile as strong as nature's original work.