Crowns on Implants

What does the term “Crowns on Implant” refer to and why may you need to consider getting one?

In the past, the only real treatments possible for those who had lost teeth due to factors such as injury, tooth decay, and gum disease were bridges and dentures.

Today, however, implants and crowns are an option. An implant is basically a metal post that acts as a replacement root for missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the bone of the jaw, where it fuses with the bone. The missing tooth is replaced with a crown that is placed over the metal post that was implanted in place of the root.

What Does Getting an Implant and Crown Involve?

  • The first step in getting an implant is having a titanium post placed into the bone socket of the missing tooth.
  • As your jawbone heals, it will grow around the post and securely anchor it. This usually takes from six to twelve weeks.
  • When the jawbone has completed growing around the implant, an abutment is attached to the post. The abutment is basically a platform to hold the crown.
  • An impression of your teeth will then be made to make a model of your bite, which includes teeth, their type, and how they are arranged.
  • Your new tooth or crown is then made based on the model from your teeth.
  • The crown is attached to the abutment and you are as good as new.

Once the procedure has been completed you will be amazed at how well your new tooth looks and feels like the real thing. Since the procedure is permanent you will never have to worry about the problems associated with missing teeth ever again. Please call us today for more information regarding crowns on implants.

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