The dental implant is comprised of three parts. Each piece plays an essential role in creating a highly effective prosthetic tooth. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth due to their permanent and long-term advantages over alternative missing tooth replacement options. Baltimore, MD Dr. Jonathan Silverman is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and offers comprehensive implant dentistry for patients with missing teeth.
The Anatomy of A Dental Implant
- The Titanium Screw
Made from surgical grade titanium, the screw is the base of the implant. This piece is surgically implanted into a healthy root socket. The biocompatible material naturally fuses with the jaw bone creating a secure and permanent bond. Acting as an artificial root structure, the titanium screw helps support natural bone regeneration and prevents jaw deterioration. The screw is the anchor of the dental implant.
- The Abutment
Once the titanium screw has healed and fused with the jaw, typically in about 3-6 months, Dr. Silverman will attach an abutment to the top. The abutment is a small piece of metal that sits between the screw and the final restoration. The abutment will be used to affix the final restoration into place.
- The Final Restoration
While your implant heals, Dr. Silverman will custom design and fabricate your new tooth. Whether you receive a dental crown for one missing tooth or a denture for a whole set of missing teeth, your restoration will be created used the most modern dental ceramic for natural and durable results. After the abutment is secured to the healed implant, the restoration will be permanently attached.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are missing teeth, do not wait to get treatment. Dr. Silverman offers dental implants due to their high success rates and their long-term oral health benefits. Implants can help secure your smile for optimal function and can help you regain your confidence in your beautiful smile. Contact our Baltimore, MD dentist office or schedule a conclusion online.