Implant Restorations by Choice
Implant Dentistry is the preferred standard for replacing missing teeth. Due to the nature of the implants, they have been designed to mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth. Implants do not require alterations to adjacent teeth and do not have to be removed during sleep.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
Dental implants typically contain three segments. The first segment is often a titanium screw surgically placed into the jawbone where it mimics the tooth root and provides the foundation for an artificial tooth, also called an implant restoration. In some cases where the patient is missing all their teeth, a permanent denture may be supported by dental implants.
The second segment of the implant is called an abutment. This is a metal post or base that Dr. Giuliani uses to attach the third and final segment of the implant, the implant restoration. An implant restoration is a dental crown that completes the implant and give you the closest thing to a natural tooth. Keep in mind that dental implants require the patient to have good bone density and a healthy immune system.