Single Tooth Implants in Santa Barbara, CA
A single tooth implant is a dental implant that is simply one tooth instead of a bridge or multiple teeth.
How Does a Single Tooth Implant Work?
A dental implant consists of three parts. The implant itself is a titanium post that is surgically anchored into your jawbone to act as the tooth's replacement roots. The bone fuses with the implant which created a permanent anchor for the implant.
The abutment is the connection between the implant and the artificial tooth.
The last piece is the artificial tooth, which can also be known as a crown. This fits over the abutment and is attached securely to the implant.
After the initial surgery, when the implant is healed, the artificial tooth will be attached to the anchor to match the rest of your teeth.