Our Orland Park Dentists Review The Basic Structure Of A Dental Implant Replacement Tooth

Written by Dr. Zaibak on Oct 30, 2021

If you are one of the many dental patients suffering from tooth loss, our Orland Park dental implant dentists are here to help you restore your smile. Implant technology delivers exceptional results that are completely customizable. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants are designed, and how we use them to improve patients’ smiles.

Every dental implant is made of three different parts—the implant root, the abutment, and the restoration.

  • The implant root is crafted from titanium, and embedded in the patient’s gum tissue. The implant root takes the place of the natural tooth root. Titanium has the ability to bond with natural bone tissue, so this piece establishes a strong foundation for the rest of the replacement tooth.
  • The abutment sits on top of the titanium root, and it serves as a somewhat flexible connector piece between the rigid titanium screw and the crown.
  • The final component of the dental implant is the restoration that sits above the gum tissue. This part looks just like a natural tooth, and it is actually sized, shaded, and shaped to blend with the patient’s existing teeth.

Once your dental implant is complete, and the surrounding oral tissues have healed, you’ll be able to jump back into your normal routine, and eat and drink all of your favorite things.

Individual dental implants can be used to replace single teeth; in lieu of prostheses like bridges. Additionally, our team uses implant roots to anchor larger prostheses like dentures; this can be hugely beneficial for patients who are suffering from rampant tooth loss.

No matter how, specifically, you use dental implant technology, you’ll benefit from the stability this technology provides, as well as the oral-health boosting byproducts of dental implants.

Our Tinley Park dental implant dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have about tooth replacement technologies, including dental implants. You can reach our team by phone, or through the Contact Us page on our site.