Dental Implants in Atlanta

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed in this presentation.

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.