Dental implants are used to permanently replace a single tooth or several teeth which have been lost due to a dental disease or injury. It also comes in cosmetic dentistry treatment because it not only corrects the problems that accompany missing teeth, but it also aesthetically enhances your smile.
Dental implants are usually screws that are placed directly into the jawbone, so they serve as to hold or support the artificial teeth. These are designed to function the same way as natural teeth, so that you can still enjoy your food, speak normally and smile with confidence.
Dental implants have different components to replace a missing tooth. These are as follows:
- The implant
- The abutment
- The dental crown
An implant is a screw made from dental grade titanium. It is placed in the jawbone and functions as the missing tooth’s root. The implant also prevents the roots of the adjacent teeth from shifting into the empty space left from the missing tooth.
The abutment is placed on the…