Gold Abutments (Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments)

Gold Abutments

Gold Abutments at Marylebone Implant Centre

p>Gold Abutments can always be a old fashion option. When it comes to properly setting in dental implants for all of our patients here at Marylebone Implant Centre, there are three steps that make up the process. There is the cap or crown, the abutment, and of course, the implant itself.

Gold Abutments are generally the preferred method to replacing a missing tooth for a patient if they are a good candidate because they can last for a person’s lifetime if they are cared for properly and well maintained throughout their lifetime. They also look and feel like a person’s natural tooth would allow them to eat, speak, and carry on with their life as though they never lost a tooth in the first place.

Gold Dental Abutments

The dental abutment is a prosthetic piece of metal that helps to connect the implant using an abutment screw. This is the part that actually connects the out crown to the implant itself, a very important part indeed.

This is a customised piece that is designed to fit specifically in each individual’s mouth using the latest technology on the market today as well as the skills of Dr. Santos. When we talk about a gold abutment we are not saying that the final implant crown will have a gold colour. The gold abutment will be hidden underneath the white porcelain implant crown.

For this process, there are several different types of material that can be used including titanium which is the most common. Then there is ceramic, zirconia, and of course gold which each material having its advantages and disadvantages.

  • Titanium abutments are great because of how well they are able to respond to the gum tissue when it comes time to attach the implant itself, and because being made of the same material that the implant is made of if has the same physical properties being highly resistant to fractures.
  • Gold abutments work best when used in conjunction with porcelain crowns because it will tend to look like a more natural tooth colour with this combination. Gold gives a worm appearance to the final implant crown. In combination with zirconia, gold abutment are the most aesthetic ones. Also, in terms of fit, gold because of its quemical and physical properties is the material that allows a better fit (even when analysed under the microscope). Because it is a precious metal, gold is very stable with low tendency to “rust”. For this reason, dentists tend to believe that gold abutments would have a life span.
  • Zirconia abutments are very durable and constructed with the highest of quality. They work best for people who need a dental implant to replace a tooth in the aesthetic area, in order to avoid a grey shadow at the base of the final implant crown. These abutments are white.

For more information about gold abutments and your treatment options when it comes to a missing tooth, please contact our office for a dental implant consultation today.

All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.