During the setup of your dental implant, an abutment serves as the metal base for the crown. Its sole function is to link your jawbone to the crown fitted on the other end.

The most commonly utilized component for dental implants is titanium, however other elements such as zirconia and gold can equally be used. Zirconia, in particular, has become significantly popular given that it appears like your natural teeth. It is for that reason less visible in the mouth than titanium.

Recovering Abutment

Gum tissue regeneration can also be facilitated by abutments. Likewise called “healing cuffs,” the healing abutment is situated over the dental implant. The healing cuffs are wider than the dental implant, so there is room for the crown.

Why A Healing Abutment May Be Right For You

An implant is placed below your gum line while an abutment is placed above.

Individuals who don’t desire the abutment protruding from their gums while they wait for the implant to bond to the jaw might choose to forgo healing implants.

Multiple surgeries are not needed with recovery cuffs. If these are not present, your dentist would need to reopen your gums so that the crown can be connected after the implant has merged to your jawbone. In order to guarantee a natural fit around the crown, some reshaping of the gum region around the healing abutment is necessary.

How The Crown Is Connected To The Dental Implant

A crown is a dental prosthetic that appears like your natural teeth. An abutment connects the crown to the implant. The crown is held firmly in place with dental cement.  Attaching the crown to an implant is relatively straightforward once it has been set up.

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