Florida Dental Implant Institute Knowledge Base

Most people don't give much thought to the various components that make up dental implants. However, this changes when they require implants themselves due to missing or damaged teeth. Suddenly, they may find themselves questioning what an abutment is and why it is necessary for their implant treatment. If you're in the market for replacement teeth, we can provide you with information on this crucial component so that you can have informed conversations with your dental professional and feel confident in your ability to procure new teeth that will bring a smile to your face.

An abutment is a connector that your dentist will build into or attach to the top of your dental implant. This serves as the attachment for the replacement tooth, crown, or bridge, keeping it firmly in place. If you have a dental bridge, it helps to connect the replacement teeth to the abutments. Abutments are usually made from materials like titanium, gold, or stainless steel. This is a simple procedure that is done with local anesthesia to make sure you don't feel any pain.

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