What is a Tooth Implant
A tooth implant is used to replace a missing tooth. Its posts act as a new tooth root with a false tooth called the crown attached onto the post. The crown is glued with an abutment that holds the crowns. The abutment is an interconnection component that enables your dentist to securely glue or screw the crown onto your implant post.
What is a tooth implant made of ?
A tooth implant is therefore made of 3 component parts:
- Implant post : tooth root replacement that needs to fuse to your jaw bone
- Abutment : component part that connects the false tooth to the implant
- Crown : false tooth
When do you need an tooth implant?
A tooth implant is done if you have a missing tooth or if you need to remove your existing tooth.
There are various implant methodologies. For some cases, you may be able to remove the current damaged tooth and have the implant post put in during the same surgical removal visit. This is known as an immediate implant or same day implants.