I am often asked, “What is a dental implant abutment?” Seen in this picture begining on the left is a fixation screw, a prepared dental implant abutment and a crown for tooth #9. The fixation screw goes thru the hole in the abutment and secures it to the dental implant. Then the crown gets cemented to the dental implant abutment. A dental implant supported crown is preferable to a removable partial or tooth supported fixed bridge in most situations.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A