Implant Crowns

An implant crown is a permanent tooth restoration that replaces missing or damaged teeth with crowns that look and function just like your natural teeth. They are supported by dental implants, which are small titanium posts that are implanted into the jawbone during oral surgery. The implants then fuse with the surrounding bone to establish a strong foundation for the prosthetic crown to be placed on top. The dental implant process requires multiple visits over several months to complete treatment. Once finished, the dental implant-supported crowns are stable and designed to last for many years with a normal oral care routine.

Why Choose Implant Crowns?

A dental implant crown is a permanent prosthetic that replaces an entire tooth, unlike a bridge which is only meant to replace one missing tooth. However, an implant is only an option for patients who already have sufficient jawbone density to hold the post in place. If you have lost teeth to gum disease and have not gotten dental implants or dentures to replace them, your jawbone may become too weak to support implants.

What is the Step-by-Step Procedure for Implant Crowns?

An implant crown is a custom restoration that replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, including the portion that shows above the gums. Unlike a crown for a filling or root canal treatment, an implant crown does not sit on top of the original tooth. Instead, it is placed directly on top of its implant post. The dentist will first need to remove the damaged natural tooth and the post attached to it before placing the implant crown. A patient can expect to receive temporary restorations in the meantime while the permanent one is prepared. Once the new crown is ready, it can be attached using a strong bonding agent. This procedure is typically completed over the course of two to three appointments.

What Are the Advantages of Implant Crowns?

There are several advantages to gain from replacing missing teeth with implant crowns. For instance, they look and feel just like natural teeth, so they’ll fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Along with that, the implants themselves help to preserve the jawbone because, unlike bridges or dentures, implants stimulate natural bone growth.

Plus, with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime! And because they do not require modifying the adjacent teeth for support like traditional tooth replacement options do, there is little chance of developing additional oral health problems later on down the line.

So, if you are missing a tooth or two and you want to restore your oral health along with your beautiful smile, then you should consider getting an implant crown. 

For the best dental treatment, visit Shore Drive Dental at 4417A Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, or call (757) 460-1939.

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    Virginia Beach, VA 23455
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