The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

Friday, August 25th, 2017

american academy of implant dentistry dentist amherst ny Amherst, NY dentist Walter Neuhaus, DDS offers full service dental implant procedures for quality, consistent and natural results. Dental implants are the most natural and highest functional replacement option for missing teeth. Dental implants are becoming more commonly used and generally recommend by our Creekside dentists.

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth. Made of three parts, a dental implant is modeled after the anatomy of a natural tooth. Dental implants are effective for patients missing one tooth, or a full arch of teeth. Dental implants require healthy bone and gum tissue for long term success. For patients with compromised bone structure, a bone grafting treatment, or the All On Four treatment may be viable options.

Anatomy of a Dental Implant

Dental Restoration- The dental restoration is the piece of the dental implant that looks and functions like a natural tooth. Whether it be a dental crown, bridge or denture, your restoration will be designed to blend in with your natural smile for a beautiful result. Drs. Neuhaus anchors the crown to the abutment for a secure and comfortable fit.

Abutment Anchor- Once the dental implant has fused to the bone, an abutment will be attached. The abutment is designed to protrude from the gum line and is used to anchor the dental restoration in place.

Dental Implant Post- Made of high-grade dental titanium, the dental implant post is much like a tiny screw. Your Creekside dentist will surgically place the implant into the jaw bone.  The biocompatible nature of the titanium post is designed to fuse with the jaw bone for a permanent bond that will support natural bone regeneration.

Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation

Dr. Neuhaus is a highly trained AAID dentist and can perform all phases of the implant treatment for the convenience of our patients. Dr. Neuhaus will assess your oral health to determine that you are a good candidate and to discuss your personal concerns and goals. Contact our office at 716-262-8070 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.

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