Used for placing a permanent porcelain fused to metal crown into a location where a tooth is no longer present. The procedure involves the placing of a titanium screw into the bone to hold the permanent crown in place next to the gum. A normal tooth consists of a crown and a root. The crown is that part of the tooth which is visible in the mouth. The root is under the gum tissue, surrounded by the bone. The crown is supported by the root portion attached to the bone. Implants are replacement teeth that are placed by an oral surgeon or periodontist into the bone so that a prosthetic crown (the visible part of your tooth) can be firmly attached. State-of-the-art technology in implant dentistry makes it possible to provide replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
A custom abutment is a lab fabricated custom supported crown used underneath implant supported crowns.