Single dental implants are designed to replace a single missing tooth – or multiple teeth in different areas of the mouth. The single implant is composed of three separate pieces that work together to mimic the appearance and function of a natural tooth. This includes the following:
- The implant post is the foundation of the entire prosthetic and is embedded into the jawbone – just like a natural tooth root.
- The abutment is a connecting piece that is attached to the implant post and utilized as a point of contact between the post and the dental crown, or artificial tooth.The dental crown is a custom-made component that is secured to the abutment to finalize the process. The crown is designed to withstand normal wear and tear while appearing beautiful and blendable in the smile.