Structure of the Dental Implant
The fixture refers to the bottom of the implant; it is made from medical-grade titanium. The fixture is surgically embedded below the gum and fuses with the jawbone. The abutment refers to the portion surrounding the gum line which serves as a bridge between the fixture and the prosthesis. In order for this to occur, the abutment is screwed into the fixture and the prosthesis is screwed into the abutment, replacing the missing teeth.