Dental implants work like artificial teeth roots. They are ideal for supporting a single tooth crown, which is visible above the gum line. Dental Implants are also ideal for anchoring dental bridges and full or partial dentures. With dental implants, you have some of the same restorative options as you have with natural teeth. These options range from single-tooth, dental bridges, and fixed or removable full or partial dentures. There is a dental implant procedure that will meet nearly every patient’s needs.
An abutment is the connector from the implant to the replacement teeth on top of the implant. It must be placed on top of the dental implant so teeth can be anchored to the implant. The abutment screws into the dental implant and acts like the root under a crown of natural tooth, except it’s stronger and is not susceptible to decay. Dr. Fitzgerald can screw or cement the abutment in place, depending on the specific needs of each individual patient.
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To schedule a complimentary consultation for your dental implant procedure, call the Dental Implant Center of Dallas. Dr. Lee Fitzgerald provides state-of-the-art dental implants for residents of Plano, North Dallas, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, and the DFW metroplex.