Dental implants are permanent restorations that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Adental implant consists of three parts:

  1. A titanium screw anchored in bone
  2. An abutment, or interface that connects the implant to the dental crown
  3. A dental crown

The dental implant is a titanium screw surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Following placement, a period of healing is required to allow the bone to form a stable bond with the implant. After the healing period, our dentists will take an impression and a dental lab will construct an abutment that fits into the top of the implant, providing a foundation for the dental crown. The dental crown is then cemented or screwed into place. Implants can provide a base for a single dental cown, a dental bridge, and even removable prosthetics, such as partial dentures and dentures.

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