Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots providing a permanent base for replacement teeth, which are fixed. Over time this procedure has gained popularity, this is due to it being a long-term, effective solution for those suffering from missing teeth, or other chronic dental problems. Implants feel, fit, and function just like natural teeth.
Dental implants are (typically) made up of three parts, the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The implant is a screw that acts as the root of a tooth. This permanently attaches to the jaw. The abutment is the connector that supports and holds a tooth. The crown is the part of the implant that is visible. This is typically made of porcelain or zirconium to look like a natural tooth.
Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, but they can also be used to replace a full arch. Our team will help determine the best tooth replacement treatment for you and help you choose the best way to restore your smile. The team at Auburn Periodontics and Implant Dentistry will help you get the smile that you want. Contact us to schedule your procedure, or to ask any questions that you may have.