Dental implants can help restore your smile if you are missing teeth. Implants are made of three parts, and together, these parts make a strong construction that allows you to function as you would with a full set of natural teeth. One of these parts is an abutment, and if you have an implant, you already have this part of the dental implant in your mouth!
A dental implant is not the only method of replacing teeth, but in some cases, dental implants may offer a better solution than dentures or dental bridges. Speak with your dentist about which tooth replacement option is right for you.