Dental Implants caused a revolutionary change in dentistry. Dental Implants are artificial roots, made of titanium, that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Your healthy bone actually attaches to the Dental Implant in a process called osseointegration. Once the Dental Implant has fused to the jawbone, it can last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene.
A Complete Dental Implant restoration is actually made up of three (3) parts
The Dental Implant itself – made from titanium, threaded “screw” that is inserted into the jawbone, replacing the missing tooth root.
The Dental Implant Abutment – usually made from zirconia, and attached to the actual implant. This abutment protrudes above the gum line.
The Dental Implant Crown or Prosthesis (denture) – the final restoration that is placed on the abutment(s) and is seen above the gum line.