General Dentistry


One of the most durable and effective methods for tooth replacement is the dental implant. For some patients and with proper care, implants can last a lifetime. As technology improves, they just keep getting better!

How Does an Implant Work?

There are three major parts to a dental implant: the titanium rod, the abutment, and the crown.

All teeth need roots—something to anchor them into the mouth. Whether this is through traditional bridging or dental adhesive, tooth replacements are no exception to this.

In the case of an implant, the first step to building this solid foundation is to place a titanium rod. It will replace the roots of the natural tooth, and eventual attach itself right to your jawbone, making it dependable, durable, and reliable for years to come.

After the implant rod has been placed, the next step is the abutment. The word abutment is often used in bridge building. It’s a connector piece between the actual bridge and the ground it’s attached to.

Dental abutments work exactly the same way. They are simply a connector piece between the crown of the tooth and the titanium root.

Finally, the crown is attached. This part of the procedure is very similar to traditional crowns placed over damaged teeth. A custom-designed tooth replacement will be crafted and connected to the abutment.

Altogether, these pieces form a fully-functional, completely natural-looking tooth that can help you chew and speak without difficulty.


As durable as implants are, however, there is no accounting for the days when life throws curveballs. Car accidents, sporting injuries, and other such events will affect our implanted teeth just as much as our natural ones.

And, just as with your natural teeth, Perkins Dental is right here for any repairs, adjustments, and restorations your implants may require.

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Whatever your implant needs, Perkins Dental can offer you quality service and outstanding results. Give us a call right away to set up your appointment.