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What is an Implant Abutment? How Does it Work? Torrance, CA

What is an Implant Abutment? How Does it Work?

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.


Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.