Understanding How Dental Implant Technology Works
For people who are missing teeth, there is only one permanent option that completely simulates a real tooth structure: a dental implant.
Dental implants are comprised of three parts. The first is a titanium post that is surgically embedded under the gums. This post fuses over time with the bone, encouraging bone health and reducing the chances of bone loss at the area of the missing tooth.
The second element of a dental implant is the abutment, which is attached to the post after the post site has healed for a few months. The abutment serves as a place for the dental crown to sit. The dental crown looks like the surrounding teeth and is typically made of a ceramic material. Each crown is custom made to fit your smile.