For decades, dental implants have been used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally, so you can smile, laugh, and eat your favorite meal without any dental issues.
Components of dental implants
Dental implants are composed into three parts:
The implant: Is a screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
The abutment: A connector placed on, or built into, the top of the dental implant, which connects it to the replacement tooth. It supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. Usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks. Custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth, completing the dental implant.
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