Why Dental Implants Come In 3 Pieces

Dr. Grey Kantor: Hi, I’m Dr. Grey Kantor.

Dr. Ezra Kantor: I’m Dr. Ezra Kantor. And together we are… Kantor & Kantor Dentistry for Healthy Living in San Rafael, CA.
DK: When somebody refers to an implant, that actually consists of three separate pieces. The implant itself is this bottom screw that replaces the root of the tooth. There are two other pieces other than the implant. There is the crown, which is the top part that you actually see.

Then there’s the head, otherwise known as the abutment. The abutment connects the crown to the implant.

There’s three pieces: The implant, the abutment, and the crown. We always make the crowns tooth-colored, that way it matches your other teeth and no one will be the wiser.