Dental implants are not teeth. Dental implants are very much like the roots of teeth. Crowns can be cemented to teeth or dental implants. Overdentures can be secured to either dental implants or tooth/teeth roots. Neither are the white things that people smile or chew with.
In this picture a hex driver is being used to tighten an abutment screw and the final crown is seen.
This picture and the narrative above outlines the detail of this specific case, but for the one stop shopping – comprehensive dentist, this is just one small but very important aspect of restorative dentistry. In my opinion, as I have stated before, Comprehensive Dentistry means ” accepting a patient in any stage of dental disease and restoring them to a state of health, comfort and esthetics consistent with their wants and being respectful of their finances.”
Future blogs will address infection control in the dental office as this is huge issue right now.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A