At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we understand the importance of having a healthy and functional smile. That’s why we offer a range of dental implant solutions. But with each new dental implant also comes an implant abutment. What exactly is an implant abutment, and how does it work?
An implant abutment is a small connector piece that is used to secure the crown or other prosthesis (such as a bridge or “All-on-4” prosthesis) to the dental implant. The implant abutment is installed after the dental implant has fully integrated with the surrounding jawbone, providing an extension above the implant above the gumlines. This creates a surface for the crown or other restoration to attach once your implant is completely integrated with the bone.
During the implant treatment process, the implant abutment is carefully placed and secured to the implant. The top of the implant has a small opening where the abutment screws into place. Once the abutment is attached, our dentist will place the final crown or another prosthesis on top of it.
The implant abutment serves as the connection between the implant and the crown, providing the necessary support to ensure that the crown stays securely in place. This helps to provide a comfortable and functional solution to missing teeth.
Implant abutments play a critical role in the dental implant treatment process. But few people are aware of them as they begin their dental implant journey.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants and the implant experience overall, schedule a consultation with Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you determine if this treatment is right for you.