The Breakdown of a Dental Implant
The three parts of a dental implant are the fixture, the abutment, and the crown.
The fixture is the piece that anchors the dental implant in place. Because the fixture is made of titanium, it has the extraordinary ability to bond with the jawbone in the same manner that the roots of your natural teeth do. This process is known as osseintegration and it’s key to securing your dental implant.
The abutment is middle piece of the implant which secures the fixture to the crown. Dr. Chow will attach the abutment to the fixture as soon as the fixture is fully integrated with your jawbone.
The visible part of the implant is called the crown, a porcelain structure that fastens to the abutment. The crown is custom-designed to look and function just like one of your natural teeth.