What is a Dental Implant?

Implants are a viable alternative to replacing the tooth. Implants are devices made of metal that is surgically implanted within the lower or upper jaw, acting as anchors for the replacement teeth. Dental implants are constructed from titanium and other substances that are compatible with the human body.

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A tooth that has been implanted is made up of several pieces.

  • An implant composed of titanium is put within the upper or lower jawbone.

  • This abutment could be made of titanium, gold, or porcelain. It is connected to the implant using the help of a screw. This screw connects the crown to the implant.

  • A restoration (the portion that appears like teeth) can be described as a crown. It is mostly made of porcelain which is fused to an alloy of metal (PFM) however, it might be an all-metal, an all-porcelain crown. The crown is attached to the abutment, or directly onto the implant. It may be fixed or screwed onto the abutment. If the crown screws onto the Abutment, the screw hole will be covered by restorative material, such as tooth-colored filled material (composite).

With a dental implant adjacent, teeth will remain unaffected if they're well-maintained, and their strength and stability can be preserved. Implants can strengthen your bite and keep your jaw healthy and free of any problems.