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What Is Custom Abutment?

The term abutment simply refers to a connecting element, and in dentistry, custom abutments are used to attach a bridge or dentures in place or to fix a removable denture, crown, or filling to a dental implant fixture. For bridges, abutments are designed so that the insertion path for the teeth is as close to parallel with each other as possible. For partial dentures, abutments might use elements such as re-contouring, guide planes, and rest seats. Lastly, to connect a dental implant to a prosthetic abutment, a screw is used. During attachment, it’s important that the screw is tightened appropriately to avoid the implant coming loose during chewing.

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Types Of Custom Abutment

Implant abutments, or prosthetic implant abutments, can be molded from a variety of materials including gold, surgical stainless steel, and titanium, although most modern abutments are made from a white ceramic known as zirconia. This material is used for aesthetic purposes. Ceramic abutments tend to lend a more life-like appearance to ceramic crowns; however, dependent on the location of the crown, your dentist might choose to use a stronger material, especially if the crown and abutment will be located in the rear of the mouth, since chewing force on these teeth is much stronger than on your front teeth.

Of course, your skilled dentist at Zara Dental Services will discuss these options with you and will help make the right choice for your specific situation.

Custom Abutment Cost

Cost of your custom abutment
may usually be covered by your dental insurance or extended dental coverage. However if you don’t have insurance or If you are looking for more information about the cost of a specific service, please contact one of our expert Treatment Coordinators for help. They can help with putting together an affordable payment plan so you can get the dental treatment that you need.
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Why Choose ZARA DENTAL?

We appreciate the fact that you have a choice of dental clinics in Houston, Texas, and we couldn’t be happier that you are considering utilizing our services. We take painstaking pride in making sure that we provide the best dental care that Houston and its surrounding areas has to offer.

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  • Comfortable Dentistry

    We use the most advanced technologies to make your visit relaxing, such as using the most advanced nitrous oxide and sedation technics along with comfortable dental chairs that makes you more comfortable.

  • We Offer Affordable Treatments

    To help you make it easy to get the dental care you want and need to maintain your smile, we offer simple, clear and convenient payment options. We offer financing so that you can fit your dental care into your budget and we always work to maximize the benefits you receive from your insurance.

  • We Are Open 7 Days A Week

    We can see you when others can’t. We understand sometimes it’s hard to fit a dental appointment in the middle of the day. We are offering more days of service and extended hours with evening appointments to make it easy for you to fit your oral health part of your busy life.

  • Most Insurances Welcome

    We accept most types of insurance, including Medicaid and Texas Chip. In addition, we proudly accept military insurance, Tricare. We can care for patients with cash, credit, and CareCredit payments and accept other insurance dental plans including Cigna, Aetna, Delta Dental Insurance, Guardian, United Healthcare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and many more.

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