Implant Restorations by Choice
Dental implants have, in many ways, revolutionized modern dentistry. In fact, they have become the preferred standard for replacing missing teeth. And they are superior in many ways to dentures and dental bridges. Not only do dental implants mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth, they do not require any alterations to adjacent teeth, as does a dental bridge. And unlike dentures, they 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.