Are There Different Sizes of Posts for Implants?

Question:

Carole asks:
Are there different sizes of posts (not sure if this is the right term) for implants?

Answer:
Answered by: Dr. Carlos Boudet

West Palm Beach, FL

Hi Carole,
The short answer to your question is: Yes.

Implants come in different lengths and diameters, with average sizes in the 3 to 6 mm range.

The posts for implants (which we call abutments) also come in different lengths and diameters.

The diameter fits the implant placed, and the length of the post, i.e. abutment, is chosen according to the space available and the type of restoration that will go on top of the implant, for example a crown or a denture.

Good luck, and I hope I have answered your question.

Carlos Boudet, DDS, DICOI
http://www.boudetdds.com



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