Implants are an exciting development in dentistry. They can be utilized to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. At Westmount Dental Arts, we have replaced “front teeth”, “back teeth”, and in some cases, “all teeth” for patients in need. When placed and maintained properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Single Tooth Implant
There is often some confusion about what a dental implant actually is. It is best to think of the “implant” as a “root” replacement. The implant is basically a hollow titanium “screw” that is placed under the gum tissue. Attached to this “screw” is a part called an “abutment.” You can think of it as a connector. Once this “connector” is placed onto the implant, a “crown” is placed onto this connector. This “crown” is what you chew with and generally think of as a tooth. So there are three parts utilized in replacing a tooth with an implant. They are the implant, abutment, and crown.