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A Closer Look: The Dental Implant

Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Understanding how the implant works can help to unveil the advantages of choosing a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

This month we break down the dental implant and take a look at how the ingenuity of the design helps promote a natural, stable bite.

The Dental Implant

A Closer Look: Dental implant post and abutment The Dental Crown A dental crown is designed to look and function as a natural tooth. Custom designed, Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci can make your crown blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth. Dental crowns are made from highly durable modern dental materials that are both stain and decay resistant.

The Abutment The abutment is like an anchor. The abutments job is to fasten the dental restoration to the dental implant securely. The abutment is attached to the implant and protrudes above the gum line. Dr. Vagnozzi-Bucci secures your custom designed dental crown to the abutment for a permanent, highly functional missing tooth replacement.

The Dental Implant The implant itself is similar to a small titanium screw. The metal is fabricated from a biocompatible material that fuses with the natural bone tissue. As the implant heals it creates a permanent hold in the jaw. This innovative technique allows the implant to act as a prosthetic root system helping to support tooth alignment and prevents future tooth loss and bone recession.

Are You Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can be detrimental to your overall well being and quality of life. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can allow you to enjoy a varied, healthy diet, smile with confidence, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Donna Vagnozzi-Bucci, DMD utilizes advanced technology and the latest techniques in implant dentistry. We offer full services implant procedures all under one roof. Family & Spa Dentistry is your one-stop dentist office for all of your dental implant needs. We help to coordinate all phases of your implant treatment, so you do not have to spend time with additional specialists.