Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with strong, durable materials that enhance your smile, health, and confidence. Implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth and can be used in conjunction with other procedures, such as crowns, to restore a happy and healthy smile. Tooth loss is often a result of tooth decay, gum disease, trauma or congenital defects. Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem, eating problems, speech problems, and further tooth damage.
Dental implant crowns look and feel like natural teeth and are fused to the bone to provide stability. In fact, they may be indistinguishable from natural teeth to others. The use of porcelain crowns creates a smooth, metal-free appearance that fits in seamlessly with your other teeth.
While dentures and bridges are also used to replace missing teeth, implants have many benefits over these procedures. Dentures may slip from the gums, or click while talking or eating. Bridges use adjacent teeth as an anchor. Some of the benefits of implant crowns include:
- Improved appearance
- Improved speech
- Improved oral health
- Improved comfort
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Implant placement is a surgical procedure that requires healthy gums and bones to support the root and replacement material. The implant procedure includes placing a titanium screw into the bone to serve as an anchor. After three to six months of healing the surrounding bone grows around the anchor and the implant process can continue.
Using a crown with an implant restores the strength and appearance of the lost tooth without affecting any others. Dental implants require a commitment of proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Implant procedures in the US report over a 95 percent success rate. With proper care, implants crowns can last as a lifelong solution for missing teeth.
Dental implants are considered the most advanced and effective tooth replacement procedure available today and the only one that provides long-lasting, one-time tooth replacement. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if you can benefit from implant crowns.