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How Do Abutments Connect to Dental Implants?

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How Do Abutments Connect to Dental Implants?

Learn how this significant implant component functions

Dental implants have been the best way to replace missing teeth for a long time, without a doubt. But until it's time for them to get dental implants themselves, consumers almost ever give the various parts of this top restoration a second thought.

Following that, we will discuss the abutment, a crucial component of the dental implant and one of our areas of expertise, in this post.

Explanation of dental abutments

A metal connecting piece known as an abutment is affixed to the dental implant once the patient has recovered completely from the procedure. The goal of the abutment is to retain the dental crown firmly in place by screwing it into the implant.

Alternately, the abutment and implant can be joined together with dental cement.

Abutment placement is a relatively easy surgery that is frequently carried out under local anaesthetic to shield the patient from any potential pain or discomfort. When a patient has a dental bridge, two abutments are joined by "pontics," artificial teeth-like replacements that sit on top of the gums, which hold the crowns in place.

Abutments are often made in a dental laboratory and are most frequently made of titanium, gold, stainless steel, zirconia, or polyether ether ketone.

Explanation of dental implants

In essence, dental implants are artificial tooth roots designed to mimic the function of a real root as the structural support for an implant restoration. They are made of titanium metal and surgically inserted into the jawbone where a normal tooth root would normally be found. A healing cap or healing abutment will also be inserted after this surgical insertion in the same process to keep the implant secured during the healing phase.

Osseointegration, which depends on the patient's overall health, takes place over an average period of 4 to 6 months and involves the healing of the jaw bone around the implant. The metal implant's permanent fusion or merging with the bone creates a solid and important basis for the abutment and the crown.

Having said that, it is crucial to make sure that the implant site is properly prepped before this permanent restoration is applied. However, the dentist or surgeon will typically advise a bone transplant procedure if they determine that the patient's jaw lacks sufficient volume or strength to support an implant. An oral surgeon will either utilize synthetic bone material to attach to the patient's existing jawbone or will harvest bone from another area of the patient's body during this surgery. A successful placement and lifetime dependability of a dental implant restoration are made possible by this popular treatment.

In addition, a patient may not have enough healthy gum to support an implant if they have undergone significant gum recession, which is frequently brought on by gum disease. Receding gums would make it impossible to place a durable restoration, exposing the implant just as this problem does with natural tooth roots. Fortunately, a gum grafting procedure, similar to a bone graft operation, can fix this issue and guarantee a solid implant placement.

Once osseointegration has been successfully completed, it will be time to link the implant to the abutment.

To enable the final abutment's attachment to the implant, the dentist will make a small incision in the gum tissue above the implant. After that, the gum will be sutured around the abutment. As the gum tissue recovers, the abutment will stay above the gumline. The gums around the abutment will typically take two to three weeks to recover. Once the patient has recovered, the dentist will attach the specially made crown to the abutment, at which point the dental implant restoration will be finished.

You're in a better position to have an informative discussion regarding implants with your dental care provider now that you know more about what exactly goes into a dental implant repair, from parts like abutments to the surgery itself.

Dental implants are one of the few restoration treatments that can actually last a lifetime with correct daily oral hygiene practices and regular trips to the dentist.Abutments International sends its best wishes to patients as they pursue a restored and healthy smile!

For all of your dental implant supply needs, dentists can rely on Abutments International Inc.

When dentists purchase dental implant supplies and materials from Abutments International Inc., they can be sure that they are doing so in the best possible way.

Abutments International Inc. was founded to provide its clients with high-quality implant goods at affordable costs. The company is proud to contribute to dentists' success in providing their patients with superior quality restorations. If you have any questions or would like more information about any of our goods, please contact us right away.


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