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26

Anatomy of the Dental Implant: Why They are so Successful

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental Implants have been successful for replacing missing teeth for many years now.  In fact, they are now preferred by most dentists for replacing missing teeth over other methods such as removable dentures or dental bridges.

What is the anatomy of dental implants? 

  • Implant Post– A tiny post that is placed into your jawbone to act like the root of your natural tooth.   This post looks like a little screw and it is made out of Titanium, which attaches to your jawbone better than any other metal.  Once attached, it becomes sturdy and supports the crown (tooth colored restoration) that will be placed on top.  This is the most important part of an implant.
  • Abutment- Once your implant post has attached to your jawbone, your dentist will place an abutment to the implant post.  This abutment is a tiny metal piece that will attach the crown to the post.
  • Porcelain Crown– A tooth colored crown that is made to match the color of your other teeth is now fastened to the abutment.

Why have dental implants been so successful?

The main reason why implants have been so successful is because their anatomy, which helps them to look and function like a natural tooth.  Since implants are not attached to any other teeth and they are permanently secured into your jawbone, they will often for an entire lifetime!  They are also cleaned and cared for like natural teeth.

Have you had any teeth pulled?  Would you like to explore your options with dental implants?  Call your dentist today to schedule an implant consultation.  You will be glad you did!

Posted on behalf of:
Touchstone Dentistry
2441 FM 646 W Suite A
Dickinson, TX 77539
(832) 769-5202

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