Nelson Dentistry

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a permanent prosthesis used to replace an entire missing tooth, including the roots.  There are 3 parts to a tooth implant. The dental implant (or post) that replaces the tooth roots, the crown (or tooth) that replaces what you see and feel, and the abutment which connects the other two pieces together.  The dental implant is a small titanium post that integrates into the jawbone replacing the missing tooth root.  On top of this post the abutment can be placed allowing either a single crown, a fixed bridge, a partial denture, or a full denture to be attached. While the process from tooth removal to finished replacement takes around six months, there is no better replacement for a failed tooth than a dental implant.

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