If you have undergone dental implant surgery, dental implant crown placement is the next stage. The crown attaches to the abutment- which is then securely attached to the implant. The whole assembly works together to provide a dental restoration that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth. We work in coordination with a periodontist or oral surgeon. The surgeon places the implant into the bone. After the bone heals and implant integrates fully, we fabricate the implant abutment and crown.
Benefits of a dental implant
•Improved function: Some of the hardest issues following a tooth loss are eating and speaking, which often become difficult. Many are forced to alter the way they eat, sticking primarily to soft foods that require little chewing. Fortunately, implant crowns allow patients to eat as they please and talk with clarity once again.
•Preserving bone: Bone loss is inevitable once tooth loss occurs. Implant crowns work to preserve the health of the bone as the implant is placed into the jaw. A process called osseointegration takes place, which involves the jawbone and the implant fusing together, ensuring that bone deterioration does not take place. Dental implants are the only teeth replacement solution with this benefit.
•Long-lasting solution: Implant crowns can typically last for decades before replacement or serious repair is required. Whereas dentures and fixed bridges may need repair more often, implant crowns can last for up to twenty-five years in many instances. Of course, proper care is essential to prolonging the life of implant crowns after placement.