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What does the term mean “abutment”?

Posted on 3/7/2022 by Brandon Cooley
What does the term mean “abutment”?After healing from dental surgery the metal connector dentist places on the dental implant is known as an abutment. An abutment is screwed into the implant and securely holds the crown. When you have a dental bridge the crown is placed on two abutments that are connected by the replacement teeth known as pontic. The dental professional will make your abutment in the laboratory and are made from gold, zinc, stainless steel, or titanium. Our dental professional will determine when you need an abutment.

Dental implants

Dental implants are made to look exactly like your natural teeth. When you have lost teeth due to reasons like trauma. Tooth decay or even after extraction of wisdom teeth the dentist will recommend dental implants. The implants are fixed into your jawbone using tiny titanium screws the metal screws integrate with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. If you do not have enough bone mass in the jaw the dentist will recommend that you first have a bone grafting procedure to add mode density to the jawbone. After the healing of bone grafts, the dentist will then place the implants since they will have enough supporting tissue.

Oral hygiene when you have implants

You need to observe oral hygiene when you have dental implants. Brushing and flossing of the teeth are important and this is to keep your mouth healthy at all times. Ensure that you brush at least twice a day by removing all particles in between the teeth. Visit the dentist regularly so that you maintain the implants for long. Our dentists are ready to give you great oral health by giving you dental implants.

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