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Dental implants have three basic components. The implant is the screw-like structure that is put into the jawbone and acts like the root of a tooth. The abutment is the part which attaches to the implant and provides the structure upon which the final piece, the crown, is placed. The crown is the visible part of the tooth structure.

Abutment -element of the dental implantThe abutment part of an implant has more than one purpose. It acts as a support for the final crown. It also helps in the healing process as the gum heals around the implant. Custom dental abutments are not always required, but in certain instances, they may be advised.

In many cases, prefabricated abutments are sufficient for use with the dental implant. The important factor is that the implant is accurately placed, and there is a tight attachment between the implant and the abutment. The tight fit provides better long term maintenance of the bone structure in the implant area.

Circumstances for Custom Dental Implant Abutment

In a situation where the gum is very thin, a custom abutment may be used. If the titanium abutment shows through the gum, it may be advisable to have a white zirconia abutment placed instead. This is particularly important for anterior implants.

Full mouth bridged dental implants may also require custom abutments. When multiple teeth are being replaced with implants, custom abutments may be needed in certain areas. When all the teeth are missing, overdentures may be used with a bar to hold them in place. The implants used in this case may need to have custom abutments as well.

The condition of the gums often dictates whether or not a custom abutment is needed. If they are overly thick or very thin, the abutment may need to be custom made. Scalloped gums often require custom implant abutments as well.

A thorough examination of the implant site will determine if you need a custom abutment for your dental implant. The dentists at Ora Dental Implant Studio are committed to providing you with the best oral care. They will advise you of the procedures that will yield the most effective and aesthetically pleasing results for your implant. Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants and custom implant abutments.

Our Patient Reviews

Ora Dental Implant Studio

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Umakant D.

I will highly recommend Dr. Dalla. I found him to be very pleasant and highly professional. I had implants done and he did it so well that I had no discomfort. He is an excellent dentist specialist.

Lisa O.

I went to Ora last month for a denture implant consultation, soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by the ladies in the front. My consultation went great Dr. Dalla was great, he listened to my concerns and explained what would be the best procedure for my situation. Also worked with my financial situation. I had all my teeth extracted and my dentures placed. Tia was so wonderful she did her best to calm me down and reassure me there was nothing to be nervous about. Before he started I expressed how nervous and scared I was he assured me I was in great hands and I was. The staff there is the best. I have a little discomfort but when I looked in the mirror for the first time a hour ago I was very very happy with my outcome. I still have to go back for the implants then I'll be finished. I want to thank the whole staff at Ora for giving me my confidence back in my smile.

Gary B.

The whole experience went great. From the front office staff to the back office staff. The implants look and feel great. Thanks for everything... I will see you in the new year....

Darnell H.

Nice everyone and everything there is very nice they explain things in a way you can perfectly understand. I will be looking forward to having the things I need fixed

Dennis H.

First visit went very well, the Doctor listened to what I needed/wanted done, and gave me a schedule to complete the work.

Mashoq A.

Everything about this office is amazing from the staffs to the dentist and the dentist take his time to take care of his patients