This page was published on Apr 16, 2016, modified on Jul 23, 2018 by Dr. Rahmani (Implant Dentist) of NYC Dental Implants Center

Post, Abutment & Restoration

Our Dental Implants Center only uses top quality dental implants from Straumann, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the largest and most advanced dental implant company in the world. 

Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Periodontist and top rated dental implant specialist. All dental implants in NYC procedures and treatments are performed in our Midtown Manhattan dental center.

Dental implants we use in NYC implants center are usually have three main components which are the implant post or screw, the abutment and the tooth restoration.

Dental Implant Components

The Implant Post

The implant post is inserted directly into the jawbone during a small surgical procedure. The post is shaped to closely replicate the shape of a natural tooth root and may be tapered towards its end.

Dental implant posts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, according to the implant system chosen by Dr. Rahmani and the size of the tooth being replaced. The actual post is hollow to allow the abutment to be screwed into the post.

The Abutment

The abutment screws into the implant post and is attached in preparation for the implant tooth. It is used to support the implant tooth and the design depends on the final restoration.

Abutments used to support single crowns or bridges look almost like little stubby teeth, protruding just above the gum line. Abutments used to support dentures are quite different as the denture clips onto the abutment, or the abutments may have a special bar attached that will support new teeth or denture in a day.

The Implant Restoration

An implant restoration can be a crown, bridge or an implant supported denture. Regardless of the restoration used, it will completely cover up the dental implant underneath so only your new tooth will be visible.

Although single tooth implants have three separate parts, some implants are fabricated as a single structure, consisting of the implant post and the abutment.

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If you have any questions about Dental Implants in NYC? To make an appointment please call our Midtown Manhattan dental implants center:

NYC Dental Implants Center

121 East 60th St Ste 6C2
New York, New York 10065
(60th St. btw Park Ave / Lex Ave)