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Dental Implant

There is often some confusion when discussing a dental implant. It is extremely important to know there are three parts to a dental implant.
Three Parts of Dental Implants
The anchor or dental implant is a titanium post which is gently placed into the jaw and acts as the root for the missing tooth. Titanium is used because it is biocompatible and has a well-documented history of successfully integrating with the bone in the jaw. This creates the foundation strong enough to support the other components of the dental implant.
The abutment is a post which attaches securely in dental implant, and will sit right above the gum line. The abutment acts as the connection from the dental implant to the crown.
The crown is the only part of the dental implant that remains visible and is colored and shaped to be identical to the surrounding teeth. The crown is then fixed to the abutment, which allows the crown have a natural emergence from the gumline.
Dental implants have over forty years of research with predictable long term results. Countless studies have found that the success rate for today’s dental implants is as high as 98%. In the hands of a properly trained and skilled Periodontist, implants are a safe, predictable and often the preferred method to replace missing or irreparably damaged natural teeth.

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