Kenneth D Parrish DMD, PhD

Diplomate American Board of Periodontology

 

 

Our Practice is limited to Periodontics and Implants

 

 

 

 

“What is a dental implant?”

 

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root. A dental implant is simply a small titanium screw that replaces a tooth in the bone. A single implant may support a single crown or several implants may help replace multiple or even all of your teeth.

 

 

 

Crown or Prosthesis

Implant

Abutment

 

The implant is a strong foundation for whatever you need to have built on top of it.

In this example there is one implant supporting a single tooth replacement.  The dental implant replaces the tooth root in the bone, the crown replaces the part of the tooth you see in your mouth, and a part called the abutment connects the implant and crown together. The crown can be cemented or screwed into placed.

IMPLANTS

 

 

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