Custom Abutments in Dental Implants
If you’re in need of a crown or other dental implant, you may be wondering about your options when it comes to the visible part of the implant. However, the internal workings of the crown, such as the abutment that holds the crown in place and anchors it to the implant are equally important. These abutments come in both standard stock and custom formats and can have a big impact on the look and feel of your dental implant.
At Beverly Hills Dentistry, we’re here to help you in regards to custom abutments, and why you should consider one when receiving a dental implant.
What Are Custom Abutments?
Dental abutments are the metal part of an implant used to hold a dental crown. As fit is important for both the comfort and long-term use of a dental crown, a custom abutment is necessary for the best fit and care of your dental implants. Custom abutments take a few things into consideration to ensure the best fit. These include the shape of your mouth and gum surrounding the implanted crown and the shape of the tooth it will be replacing. Unlike stock abutments that are one-size-fits-all, custom abutments help hold the crown in place without discomfort to the surrounding teeth or tissue.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
Not all dental implants are the same, and you may not have even been aware of the option for a custom abutment. If you’ll be receiving a crown, be sure to ask if you’ll be receiving a custom or stock abutment. You will also want to ask questions about the type of crown, implants, and other tools your dentist will use when creating and placing the crown. Custom abutments can help make it easy to keep the crown and surrounding teeth clean without a poor fit or excessive margins between the teeth.
How Beverly Hills Dentistry Can Help
If you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth and gums when receiving a dental implant, a custom abutment can help ease those worries. At Beverly Hills Dentistry, we use custom abutments in all of our dental implants, in contrast to other offices that may only use stock abutments. We want to make sure you have teeth you are proud to show off and that are easy to clean and care for. Contact us today for a consultation and learn how we can provide you with excellent cosmetic dentistry services to give you the smile you deserve. We serve Thousand Oaks and other cities in the Los Angeles metro area.