Dental implants replace missing teeth.
A tooth is made of:
– a root (in your jaw bone, under your gums) and
– a crown (that you eat with, brush, & floss).
An “implant” replaces the missing root.
A “crown” (or cap) is put on top of the implant root, and now the patient can eat normally again.
Case 1Upper left central incisor.Root canals, posts, & crowns were used to restorethe teeth; but one tooth had a broken root (so ithad to be extracted and an implant placed).
The healing cap (sitting ontop of the implant)was removed (below).
An abutment is
firmly attached to
A crown is made
to fit on top of the
Healing cap unscrewed. Healing cap removed. Abutment put on. Crown put on.
Case 2 – missing upper right central incisor.
Healing cap (top view). Implant without
Abutment screwed down
Abutment firmly attached
Healing cap removed.
Abutment on implant.
Crown on abutment.