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Introduction of dental implant abutment

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Introduction of dental implant abutment

The metal piece that serves as the foundation for the crown during the placement of your dental implant is called an abutment. The crown is put onto one end, and it just functions as a connector with the other end linked to your jawbone.

The part of a crown that resembles your natural teeth is what it is if you're wondering what it is. They are frequently called caps by people.

However, zirconia and gold have also been utilized in a few instances. Abutments are normally made of titanium. Due to its resemblance to your real teeth in terms of color, zirconia in particular is rising in popularity. As a result, it is more discreet than titanium inside your mouth.

Healing abutment

The regeneration of gum tissue can also be aided by the use of abutments. Healing cuffs is another name for these kinds. A dental implant is covered with healing abutments, and the wider width of the healing cuffs helps create room for the crown.

How accessories are fitted?

In order to successfully integrate a dental implant into your jawbone, your dentist has two alternatives. It takes about six months for the gum tissue to heal and can be used to conceal the abutments. To make room for the crown to be fitted, your dentist will then cut the gums apart to reveal it.

The second choice is to fasten a mending abutment. As was mentioned earlier, the healing cuff is fastened to the implant's outside end. Since it is much broader than the implant, it guarantees that the crown will have ample space to erupt while the gums around the implant are healing. Due to the lack of additional surgery, patients frequently choose the usage of a healing cuff.

The healing cuff is taken off and a crown is attached to the dental implant once it has entirely bonded to your jawbone. The space the healing cuff leaves behind doesn't always match the size of your crown, therefore your gums may need to be modified.

Why a healing abutment might be right for you?

Implants are positioned underneath, while abutments are positioned above your gum line. Because of this, some people decide against healing implants because they do not want the abutment sticking out of their gums while they wait for the implant to fuse with the jaw.

Multiple operations are not necessary because of healing cuffs. Without them, your dentist would need to reopen your gums after the implant has fused to your jawbone in order to place the crown. All that's left to do to guarantee a natural fit is reshape the gum tissue around the crown after the healing abutment has healed.

The connection between the crown and the dental implant

Dental prosthesis that mimic your real teeth are called crowns. It fastens to your implant with the help of an abutment. The crown is securely fastened in place using dental cement. Connecting the crown to the implant is a simple procedure once it has been put in place.


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