What Are The Main Parts Of A Dental Implant?
18 Oct 2022

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We are back with a new blog topic for your weekly insights on oral care and dental treatments. In this blog, we are going to focus on dental implants. In case of a missing tooth, your dentist might recommend you get dental implants.

Dental implants help your teeth structure to stay intact while supporting the jaw bone and thus keeping your oral health on point. Dental implants once done can last a lifetime as these are durable and cost-effective.

A dental implant has three main components; together they provide a great support system to your jaw bone and keep your smile intact.

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What Are The Main Components Of A Dental Implant?

Our natural teeth are sturdy, rigid, and calcified which go deep past the gum line which is fixed to the jawbone with roots. To provide similar support to the jawbone and fill the place of a missing tooth, a dental implant has three main parts to provide the same result.

The Implant Post or Screw:

The implant post or screw is a titanium or zirconium screw which is surgically inserted where the roots of teeth are located (which is in the jawbone).

This implant post is designed to look similar to the actual tooth roots and thus provide similar support and structure.

Once the surgery is done, the implant post will fuse and adjust with the jawbone and create a strong foundation for the prosthetic tooth that will come on top of it.

This process can take 3 to 6 months of period and it is called osseointegration.

The Abutment (That Attaches To The Implant Post)

The next important component of implants is the abutment. Abutments come in different shapes depending on the type of implant system you will be needed for restoring teeth.

For instance, abutments for crowns and bridges are different from the type of abutment needed for supporting dentures. Once the implant post surgery is healed, the abutment is attached.

The abutment consists of titanium or tooth-colored zirconium. The dentist will make a small incision on the implant post to attach the abutment on the top. It can take up to 6 weeks to heal.

The Prosthesis Or Tooth Restoration (Which Could Be A Crown, Bridge, Or Denture)

The last part of the dental implant is the prosthetic tooth, which is also known as the crown. The crown part of the implant can be made of metal, resin, or porcelain.

It is attached to the abutment using screws or cement. This attachment of crown to the abutment is secure and offers stability when chewing food. However, the use of too much cement when attaching the crown can lead to seepage of the solution under the gum line which can cause infection.

Although cement adjusted implants are stable, but that also makes them challenging to repair or remove.

Another option to attach the crown to the abutment is the use of a screw drilled through the crown. This process makes it easier for the dentist to repair the crown and implant when needed but it can loosen up when chewing.

Your dentist will decide the right attachment for your crown based on factors such as reaction to cement, location of the implant, and possible chances of the implant supporting a bridge in the future.


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