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April 24, 2023


Let me explain to you the different style of implants and the component that gets on top of it that helped makes a crown. Each implant crown complex is usually made out of three components. You have the part that goes inside the bone, that’s the implant, and the crown that’s going to fit on top of that implants with the help of an intermediate piece, and that’s called the abutment. Each implant is made of three components. The implant, the abutments that will connect the crown to the implant itself.

There are different types of crowns, different types of abutment, different types of implants. Mainly, you have, again, the piece that goes inside the bone. For example, right here, you have a standard abutment. This is a piece that comes out of a box. One size fits all. You can still make a crown on top of it, but sometimes you need more sophistication and more design customization. For that, we need to do a custom abutment. And that’s actually the piece that I use more in my practice.

We customize it through either our lab technicians or digital dentistry, and then we make a crown on top of it. The advantage of this is it’s unique for each patient and it will help provide the most accurate and the nicest emergence profile so you don’t have food get between your teeth and will help match the teeth size and color and works very well with the gum and with the surrounding tissue.

There are different styles of implant crowns like this for example. It’s a little bit more of a one-piece. It’s still there is an abutment that will be cemented to the crown but this will become one piece that will be screwed into your implants. We like doing this whenever we can. That requires a very precise implant placement and location. And the beauty of it is if something happened, it’s easily replaceable. We’re talking about the crown that gets on top of that implant. Let’s say with time, what we’re seeing nowadays is teeth shift implants because it is implanted solid in the bone. It doesn’t move so we might need to add some material to the sides to provide intimate contacts. We can easily unscrew this, add some components, and put it back in. That’s the advantage of this style of design.

And then, of course, you have the all-ceramic implant. In this particular case, it’s a zirconia implant. It’s the only material available for us to do all-ceramic implants. As you can see, it’s tooth-colored. It’s very bioinert. All the components of the all-ceramic implants are made out of ceramic. The screw that helps secure the abutments to the implant is a fiberglass or carbon fiber. You sell making all those ceramic crowns. So in case if you have any metal allergy or if you want to have more bioinert material and stay away from metal completely, we have the solution for you.

Learn more about dental implant crowns process here. Please call the office at (301) 652-9505 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment. We serve the Chevy Chase, MD area.

April 24, 2023


As technology continues to advance, so too does the field of dentistry. One area that has seen significant improvements in recent years is digital dentistry. This technology has revolutionized the process of dental implant placement, making it faster, more accurate, and more comfortable for patients. In this blog post, we’ll explore the process and benefits of digital dentistry for dental implants.

Digital dentistry refers to the use of advanced technology in dental procedures. It involves the use of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create dental restorations and implants.

The process starts with a digital scan of the patient’s mouth. This scan is used to create a 3D model of the mouth, which is then used to design the implant. The implant is then milled or 3D printed, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum accuracy.


Greater Accuracy
One of the most significant benefits of digital dentistry for dental implants is greater accuracy. Traditional implant placement involves a lot of guesswork, as the dentist relies on visual cues and their experience to determine the placement of the implant. With digital dentistry, the entire process is guided by advanced technology, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum accuracy.

Faster Treatment
Digital dentistry also makes the implant placement process faster. Traditional implant placement can take several appointments and weeks to complete. With digital dentistry, the process can often be completed in a single visit, with the implant being placed and restored in one appointment.

More Comfortable for Patients
Digital dentistry also makes the implant placement process more comfortable for patients. Using digital scanning and design eliminates the need for messy and uncomfortable traditional impressions. Additionally, using 3D printing and milling technology ensures the implant fits perfectly, reducing discomfort and improving overall patient satisfaction.

Improved Patient Communication
Digital dentistry also improves patient communication. With digital scans and 3D models, dentists can show patients exactly what their implant will look like and where it will be placed. This can help patients feel more informed and confident about the process, leading to greater overall satisfaction.

Long-Lasting Results
Finally, digital dentistry can result in long-lasting implant results. The advanced technology used in digital dentistry ensures that the implant fits perfectly and is placed in the ideal location for maximum stability and longevity.

Overall, digital dentistry has revolutionized the process of dental implant placement. Patients can enjoy improved dental health and confidence in their smiles with greater accuracy, faster treatment times, and more comfortable procedures. If you’re interested in dental implants, please don’t hesitate to call Obeid Dental about the benefits of digital dentistry for your specific needs.

Please call Obeid Dental at (301) 652-9505 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment. We serve the Chevy Chase, MD area.