Dental implants are comprised of tiny titanium screws that are implanted directly into the bone. As you will learn in this video, the meticulous design of a dental implant allows it to provide a permanent restorative and cosmetic solution for missing or broken teeth.
The portion that sticks out from the implant is known as the post, or abutment. This tiny piece of metal is tightened with a screw so that it locks into the jaw and is flush with the implant. This new titanium screw and post serve as a functional tooth, while a crown caps the implant to provide the cosmetic exterior.
For your dental implant needs, please call University Associates in Dentistry at (312) 704-5511. Our Chicago restoration dentists are pleased to offer a wide range of services, including the exciting new All on 4 dental implant procedure.