The abutment on a dental implant is a piece of the implant this is used to attach your final crown to the implant body. Questions about abutments are common, and we've answered the main ones below.
What are the Various Parts of a Dental Implant?

Maureen asks:
What is an implant abutment? What are the healing caps? Is the abutment the same thing as the crown?


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Pre-Fab Abutment vs. Regular Abutment?

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Answered By: Dr. Michael Tischler - Woodstock , NY

Jan asks:
I saw an Oral surgeon for the extraction and bone graft as well as the placement of the "post". My dentist is now doing the crown b...

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How Can I Save Money on the Abutment for My Implants?

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Answered By: Dr. Jeffrey Brook - Massapequa , NY

Josie asks:

I recently have two dental implants done on tooth #30 & #31. I used the implant dentist who charged me $3,600.00 ($3,000.00 ...

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Abutments on Temporary Crowns: Is this Possible?

Martin asks:

Is it possible to get an abutment on a temporary crown? I plan to have several crowns (9) done later when I have enough time an...

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Which Dentist Do I Go To for the Abutment on my Dental Implant?

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Answered By: Dr. Carlos Boudet - West Palm Beach , FL

Wayne asks:
I recently had two dental implants placed. My question is, can any dentist install the final abutment and crown? Is there some ki...

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Abutments are Loose: Will My Implants Fail?

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Answered By: Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi - Bethesda , MD

Lee asks:
The abutments on my two implants became loose and are falling off, and I am due to get the crowns placed on these posts now. Are my...

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Abutment is Loose and I Can't Contact My Dentist: What Can I Do?

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Answered By: Dr. Alan Winter - New York , NY

Paul asks:
The dentist who put in my implant in is now retired and cannot be contacted. The problem is that I think the abutment is loose. Wi...

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When Do I Get the Abutments for My Implants and Do I Need Them?

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Answered By: Dr. Alan Farber - Medford , NY

Sheri asks:
I am in the process of obtaining four dental implants (started back in 2007). I underwent a sinus lift on the right side. There w...

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Implant Abutment Screw Coming Loose and Bone Loss?

Larry asks:

Hello, I am a 28 year old male. I lost an upper right central tooth (No.11) when I was 14, following from a bike accident. I hav...

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Pre Fab vs. Custom Abutments?

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Answered By: Dr. David Weinstein - New York , NY

Maria asks:
 I am just going to start the whole process of an implant. I would like to know if there is much of a difference between th...

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