Dentaltown - All about dental implants. The crown is the part that shows above the gums. The abutment is the connector between the implant and crown. It screws inside the implant post and holds the prosthesis or crown in place. And the implant is a titanium post that is placed into the jaw. It simulates a natural tooth root, so it also helps prevent bone loss and can never get a cavity.
Anatomy of a tooth: Enamel: the tough, shiny, white outer surface of the tooth Dentin: the hard but porous tissue located under both the enamel and the cementum of the tooth. Dentin is harder than bone! Pulp: the soft center of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves; it nourishes the dentin Crown: the visible part of the tooth Gums: the soft tissue that surrounds the base of the teeth Root: the anchor of a tooth that extends into the jawbone