Nothing can truly take the place of your natural teeth, but
when you lose a tooth through decay, disease or trauma, it’s
good to know that you have options to restore that space.
- What are they? Dental Implants are biocompatible
units surgically positioned in the jaw to replace missing teeth or
support loose fitting dentures. Dental Implants consist of three parts:
1) the implant, 2) the abutment, and 3) the restoration. The implant is
the actual portion that is placed into the jaw (the “anchor”). It is made of titanium.
Titanium is so compatible with the body that the jaw bone actually attaches itself to
the implant in a process called osteointegration. The abutment is the component that
screws into the implant and supports the restoration (the tooth).