Nowadays, dental implants are a frontrunner when it comes to replacing missing teeth. No other treatment is as long-lasting, as seamlessly natural or as effective. At Berger Family Dental, Dr. Berger works closely with patients to ensure a comfortable and relaxed implant experience.
What is a dental implant crown?
A dental implant crown is a fabricated tooth which is placed on the external facing end of an implant. It provides the base (a post, if you will) for which the crown is attached to, and once healed, the post and surrounding bone will actually fuse together naturally, which makes the whole procedure that much more successful. The two most popular crowns nowadays are cement and screw-retained crowns. These devices imitate the function and behavior of a natural tooth and its roots which promote healthy bone tissue.
What is the placement procedure for dental implant crowns?
Placement of dental implant crowns is a simple process which can be done in just a few visits with Dr. Berger. This particular method is for those who wish to turn their smile into an exceptional one. Basically, a dental implant crown is a new root which is made with titanium. The first phase is to place the implant into the gum, which will be done by a specialist Dr. Berger will refer you to. Over the course of about 3-6 months, the bone heals and fuses to the implant. Lastly, a permanent crown, which is the visual portion of the tooth, is adhered to the end of the implant post.
What are the advantages of dental implant crowns?
Dental implant crowns look and feel like natural teeth and fuse with the surrounding bone to offer stability. There are several benefits of a dental implant crown which include:
- Natural appearance
- Prevent bone loss
- Improved oral hygiene
- Comfort and convenience