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Understanding the Three Parts of a Dental Implant

side view portrait of brown-haired guy with bright smileDr. Kenneth Egger of Mount Pleasant, MI, sees many patients in his office who are looking for ways to repair their smile after tooth extraction or loss. While there are various ways to achieve a more beautiful smile that functions properly, there is only one choice that helps maintain the natural bone: dental implants.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is essentially a tooth root replacement that is placed into the bone of the jaw. This provides a foundation for a restoration, including a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures. Implants are highly desirable because they function like natural teeth and can last the rest of one’s life with proper care and attention.

What Are the Three Parts of a Dental Implant?

The three parts of a dental implant include the following:

  • The implant fixture. This titanium screw is placed into the jawbone and acts as the implant’s root.
  • Abutment. This part connects the implant fixture to the restoration, or crown, and is what holds it in place.
  • Restoration/Crown. This part of a dental implant is custom-made to look like your other teeth and appears above the gum line for a natural look and feel. It may be made from porcelain or another hard material that can withstand biting forces on your teeth.

How Long Does It Take To Obtain a Dental Implant?

The entire process typically takes three to six months, depending on how healthy your gums are and how quickly you heal from surgery. Afterward, if you care for your dental implants and your smile as a whole, you can enjoy your implant for a lifetime!

Call Dr. Kenneth Egger Today To Find Out if You Are a Proper Candidate for Dental Implants!

Dental implants continue to be the gold standard in replacing missing and extracted teeth. If you live in the Mount Pleasant, MI area and want to speak to an experienced dental provider in the community, call our office today at 989-773-3560 to request a consultation appointment. We are open to new patients and welcome families into our office for comprehensive dental care!