Dental implants are the most effective and longest-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. They have the same look, feel, and function as healthy natural teeth. At Oral Surgery Associates & Dental Implant Centers in Atlanta, we’ll provide you with durable options for tooth replacement that will help you smile with confidence.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, usually made of titanium. A complete dental implant has three components:
- Implant – a titanium root form that is surgically placed into the jawbone
- Abutment – a connector, placed on top the implant root form before a crown is secured to it
- Crown – a restoration to replace the visible, white portion of your tooth
One of our oral surgeons will place the implant and the abutment, and your general dentist will place the crown.