Utilizing high tech dental techniques has allowed for dental implants to be functional and cosmetic as well. The photo below shows a single tooth that has been replaced by an implant. The white piece is a custom abutment made by Atlantis, that is computer generated to the same size and shape as the root of the natural tooth that was removed.
Custom Implant Abutment
Dental Implant Crown
Additionally, the custom abutment made by Atlantis by Astratech, and is white so that no dark lines or shadowing shows on the new tooth. The crown has no metal and is an all porcelain crown that is not only strong but was designed and contoured to the proper cosmetics so as to blend in with the other teeth. You may also notice the healthy gum tissue that surrounds this implant. Finally, since the abutment is the same size and shape as the natural tooth, no food impaction will occur. This type of treatment can be used for cosmetic dentistry on the front teeth as well. If you have any questions about Dental Implants, Houston, Texas or Houston Cosmteic Dentistry, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF 713-668-2289