Dental Implants consist of three parts: The implant itself, the abutment, and the crown. Our Delta dentists provide a brief overview below of each component.
The implant is a tiny titanium screw that is implanted in the jaw, and acts as the root of the tooth.
We use titanium for implants because it is compatible with body tissues. This means it will bond with your jaw bone to form a new, stable tooth root.
The abutment anchors the implant to the crown (the artificial tooth), ensuring a secure fit. It is usually made of ceramic or titanium.
After the titanium rod has been surgically implanted and your jaw and gum tissues have healed from the procedure, the final step is to add a dental crown.
The crown is an artificial tooth replacement that looks and functions almost exactly like a real tooth.
If the implant is being placed to secure a dental bridge or denture, the crown portion may not be added.