A dental implant is a small, metal screw which acts as a replacement for the root of a tooth. It is made from titanium and is inserted into a drilled socket within your jaw to enable the fitting of a replacement tooth (crown), bridge or dentures.
A small connection device known as an ‘abutment’ is fastened to the implant which then allows the fitting of the crown or bridge.
This small connection device called ‘abutment’ can be produced from titanium, ceramic and from E.MAX Ceramic. Ceramic ‘abutment’ is usually used for front teeth while titanium ‘abutment’ is used for back teeth due to their price. Ceramic ‘abutment’ is twice as expensive from titanium ‘abutment’.