What Is An Implant Crown?

Implant CrownEver heard of implant crowns? Fortunately, there are a number of new and improved dental technologies available today that can help those who are having dental issues. One of the most common types of dental problems people experience today is dealing with damaged teeth. While there are many reasons as to why someone may have a broken, fractured, chipped or split tooth, the main reason for someone having a damaged tooth directly relates to tooth decay. Because decay causes a tooth to deteriorate, it weakens over time making it much more susceptible to damage.

If you are currently having issues with your teeth not being as strong as they used to be, call us now for more information on how we can help make them stronger.

What exactly is an implant crown?

Implant crowns are often used when a dental patient is in need of some tooth repair. An implant crown takes the place of the damaged tooth, allowing it to once again be strong so it can do the job it is supposed to do. After a careful and thorough examination, the dentist will decide whether or not crowns are indeed the best option for a particular patient. If yes, the process involves the dentist preparing the damaged tooth so that the crown can be placed over it, essentially creating a new tooth.

The crown is held in place using a tiny dental implant, which will now be used instead of the tooth's root to hold the crown in place.

Crown use options

While crowns are mostly used in the repair of decayed, broken and fractured teeth, they can also be used to replace old and defective fillings or to support a dental bridge when a tooth is missing. Crowns can also be used purely for cosmetic reasons, making them a top option for those who are looking for ways they can improve their smile, aka a smile makeover.

Crown materials

Dental patients have options when it comes to choosing a material for their new crowns. The most popular choice is all ceramic crowns or porcelain fused to metal crowns, as these two choices offer patients the most natural looking options when it comes to showing their teeth or smiling. Stainless-steel crowns are also available, as well as all metal crowns. All metal has become quite popular over the past few years, as patients are able to choose from gold crowns, nickel crowns, palladium crowns and chromium crowns.

In need of tooth repair?

If you are currently in need of some tooth repair, implant crowns just may be your best option for restoring your teeth. Depending on your particular situation will determine whether or not you are indeed a good candidate for this particular dental procedure, so be sure to give us a call so you can make an initial consultation appointment. We ask that you bring any questions you have relating to crowns and how they can work for you at this time.

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