What Facets Make Up a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a great way to permanently achieve the smile that you want. However, did you know that “dental implant” refers to the portion of tooth replacement that is anchored to your jaw bone? There are three facets that make up a dental implant in order for them to be successful. Here’s what our dental implant specialist in Chicago, Munster and Waukesha wants you to know about the parts of a dental implant.

The Implant

Because the implant is permanent, the bottom screw portion of the implant is placed in your jaw bone. These are typically made of titanium, which is a metal that easily integrates with and bonds to your existing jaw bone. This process of fusion is referred to as osseointegration and it helps the implant last a lifetime!

The Abutment

The abutment is the middle portion of the dental implant, as it helps secure the fake tooth and the implant that is anchored in your jaw. This small connector won’t be visible in your mouth, but, is crucial to the success of your implant.

The Crown

This is the portion of the implant that is visible when you smile. Either a screw or strong cement keeps the crown in place, and our dental implant specialist in Chicago, Munster and Waukesha will make sure the crown matches the natural color of your teeth for a seamless integration.

Dental implants can completely change your life! If you’re interested, click the button below to schedule your complimentary consultation in Chicago, Munster, or Waukesha.


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