What is a dental implant? An implant is a titanium cylinder that is placed in the upper or lower jaw to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It may also be used to hold in a removable denture. There are three different parts to an implant.
The implant its self is a titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in the jaw bone. Once placed the implants takes about 4-6 months to integrate with the bone surrounding it. Once fused with your bone an implant is very stable and long lasting.
The abutment is a "connector" that is attached to the implant. Once placed, a crown is cemented in top of ...