Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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Dental implants from Flax Dental in Atlanta involve three main components: the implant itself, the abutment, and the artificial tooth. In this message, we review the vital connecting component: the abutment.

What Is An Abutment?

The abutment is the connector piece between a dental implant and the artifical tooth. It links the crown, dental bridge, or denture to the implant.

Healing Abutments

We may affix a temporary healing abutment to the post during the initial surgery. A healing abutment is sometimes called a ‘healing cuff’ or ‘healing cap.’

When the implant has fused with the bone and is ready for the final abutment, the healing abutment is taken off. Then the permanent abutment is attached.

What Is The Abutment Made Of?

Abutments are produced with titanium, stainless steel, zirconia, gold, or polyether ether ketone. Each type of material has specific properties. Your dentist will choose the best material for your unique needs.

How Is The Abutment Attached?

Attaching the abutment is a fairly quick treatment. We make an incision in your gum tissue at the implant site to expose the implant. Then the abutment is attached. Your dentist may place the prosthesis at the same time. Or your dentist may wait until your gums have healed.

Dental implants from Flax Dental in Atlanta can improve you life! We offer many retorative dentistry options. Call today!

Contact Flax Dental:

404-255-9080

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, #430
Atlanta, Georgia
30342

 

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Posted in: Dental health, Dental Implants, Implant supported dentures

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