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Overview of the dental implants and its components

by Allen Rose Doctor

What is a dental implant?  

Dental implants are the most popular and effective treatment for replacing the lost or missing teeth. When performed under proper surgical technique, success rates of dental implants have surpassed 95%. Implants are the artificial tooth roots mostly made of titanium. These work as a support to the restorations for a missing tooth and are surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. 

An implant looks and feels like a natural tooth. It fits securely and even don’t move when you chew and speak. A single-tooth implant is a free-standing unit and does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth. With a dental implant, the surrounding teeth can remain untouched if they are healthy, and their strength and integrity may be maintained. The implant can stabilize your bite and help prevent problems with the jaw. 

Components of dental implants     

A dental implant typically consists of three parts: 

Implant 

It is made of titanium and is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. Its purpose is to serve as the missing tooth root and is attached permanently to the individual’s jaw.    

Abutment 

It can be made either of titanium, gold or porcelain. Abutment is the part that connects the implant to the crown. It is attached to the implant with a screw. This part of the implant is also permanent but can be removed by the dental surgeon.  

Restoration 

It is the part that looks like a tooth is termed as a crown. This is usually made of porcelain fused to a metal alloy (PFM), but also could be an all-metal or all-porcelain crown. The crown can be attached either to the abutment or directly to the implant. It is basically screwed or cemented onto the abutment. If the crown is screwed to the abutment, the screw hole will be covered with restorative material such as tooth-colored filling material such as composite. 

Types of dental implants

There are mainly two types of dental implants which are mentioned below: 

Endosteal implant 

These are the most commonly used dental implants and these work as an alternative to the bridges and dentures. They are shaped like small screws and are made of titanium. 

Subperiosteal implant 

This type of implant works well for the people those who don’t have the healthy natural jawbone. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum line, on or above the jawbone. 

Contact Snellville Family Dental if you are looking to have dental implants. They will sit down with you and explain everything you need to know, and discuss dental implant costs with you. Overall, you will look and feel better about yourself and your friends and family will notice the difference as well. You will no longer have a reason to smile. 

If you want to learn more about dental implants, or any of their other dental restorative procedures, contact them for all your dentistry needs.  


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