Redondo Oral Surgery

1706 South Elena Ave Ste A
Redondo Beach CA 90277
(310) 375-0514

Implant Definitions

Implant CrownAbutment – 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.

Edentulous
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.

Fixture
Another name for the titanium dental implant which serves as the artificial tooth root.

Osseointegration
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.

View our Dental Implant presentation as well as other dental procedures.

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