Dental Implant Basic Knowledge 1

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a high level treatment method for implanting artificial tooth roots into the gums.

3 Components of a Dental Implant

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The Fixture

This is the artificial tooth root post that is to be implanted within the oral cavity, directly connecting with the jawbone. Most often, titanium fixtures are very suitable for connection to the jawbone.

The Abutment

This is the connecting part between the crown and the fixture. Materials range from gold alloys to titanium to ceramics and the like.

The Crown

The is the artifical tooth. Depending on the strength and aesthetic level, patients can ask for gold alloy, plastic, or ceramic materials.

The Implant Process

The process involves putting a crown on the same place as the missing tooth, with the abutment and fixture being the supporting base underneath.

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