Parts of a Dental Implant: The Implant, Abutment, and Crown

Parts of a Dental Implant: The Implant, Abutment, and Crown

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Dental implant Parts
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When people talk about  getting a dental implant, they generally think of getting a brand new tooth in their mouth.  While you do get a new tooth, that tooth is not actually referred to as the dental implant — the dental implant is actually the part that is anchored into your bone and holds onto the tooth.

Many dental offices charge a fee for each part of a dental implant, so it’s important to be informed about the cost of the total procedure before getting a dental implant.

Dental implants are made up of three main parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.  Below you’ll find a brief description of each part.

Parts of a Dental Implant

Parts of a Dental Implant

The Implant

The actual dental implant is placed down in your jawbone.  It is made of titanium, a metal that easily integrates with your existing bone so that it is anchored firmly in your jaw.

The Abutment

The abutment is the connector between the fake tooth and the implant that is anchored in your jaw.  It is usually screwed into the implant.

The Crown

The crown is the portion of the dental implant that you see inside of your mouth.  It attached to the abutment by either a screw or using a strong cement.

Dental Implant, Abutment, Screw, and Crown | ©MPowerDD/Shutterstock.com
Dental Implant, Abutment, Screw, and Crown | ©MPowerDD/Shutterstock.com

Questions About The Parts of a Dental Implant

Hopefully this article helped you understand dental implants a little bit better.

Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns about what makes up a dental implant?  Feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below.  Thanks for reading!

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