Abutment – The connecting piece that allows your dentist to attach the replacement tooth to the titanium implant. Over the course of treatment, your dentist may utilize several abutments to promote better gum tissue healing.
Without teeth. Patients may be described as fully edentulous when they are missing all of their teeth, or partially edentulous when they are missing some of their teeth.
Another name for the titanium dental implant which serves as the artificial tooth root.
The biological process by which living bone (osseo) fuses with the titanium dental implant to form a man-made tooth root.
Resorption – The physical process by which bone shrinks and deteriorates.