Looking At What Dental Implants Are Made From

santa rosa dental implantsWith implant dentistry, your Santa Rosa , CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons provide a complete smile again with advanced technology and lifelike materials. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at what each part of your new tooth is made from, and discuss the benefits of replacing your missing teeth!

The Posts

The post is the most important part of the implant, and is what acts like a new root for your replacement tooth. We create them from titanium, or possibly titanium-zirconium. These materials are very strong and durable, but the body also sees them as natural bone structure. This allows them to bond with the jawbone though osseointegration, so your new tooth root could remain in place for decades to come, and could prevent the changes to the jaw ridge shape that occur following the loss of one or more teeth.

The Abutment

The abutment is a metal piece that attaches to the post and extends past the gum line. The purpose of the abutment is to secure the dental restoration or to help secure the prosthetic in place, completing the visible portion of a new tooth. We attach the abutment once the placement area has healed. However, for some we could attach the abutment and ensure a denture to the posts in the same visit.

The Restoration or Prosthetic

The part people see, and the part that allows you to smile with confidence and eat your favorite foods again is the dental restoration. For a single missing tooth, we will create them from crowns. Each is custom-made using strong materials, such a ceramic, which absorbs daily bite forces but can also be color-matched to blend with your smile. We could also create a bridge or a denture, again with lifelike and powerful materials, to address more severe cases of tooth loss and to provide a fixed denture that never slips or requires removal!

Benefits of Implant Dentistry

Unlike removable prosthetics, an implant is designed to last for decades to come, often a lifetime in some cases. They help preserve and protect the shape of your jaw to avoid further tooth loss and allow your prosthetic to remain in place. You can eat your favorite foods again and smile with confidence, as they look and function just like natural teeth. If you have any questions, then give our team a call today.

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Loss Solutions?

Our team wants to help you learn more about how we address tooth loss with dental implants. To learn more about the process of replacing your lost teeth, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.