We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.
There are 3 main ways to have a Dental Implant placed:
The dental implant abutment can be formed from among different materials including titanium, surgical stainless steel or even gold, but the more modern abutments tend to be made from zirconia (a white ceramic). The abutment is placed into the implant base and forms the with a screw butt joint in three-piece implants. From there the crown is placed over the abutment. In two-piece implants the abutment is morse tapered or cold welded on the implant. In a one-piece implant the trans-mucosal abutment is incorporated as an integral part of the implant.
Remember that the final permanent tooth restoration and the cost associated with it is provided by your dentist. Also be aware that there are costs associated with making a removable tooth to hold the space with option 1 and 2.
The vast majority of patients choose Option 3 when it is possible.
Benefits of option 3 include:
A. Less cost
B. No removable tooth during healing
C. Quicker final crown restoration