Are you missing one or more teeth and want a permanent replacement solution. If you are considering a dental implant, Family Dentistry of Belleville is your resource for implant crowns. An implant crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a dental implant or post. The implant crown replicates the original tooth in shape, size, strength, and appearance. When the crown is adhered into place, it will fully encase the entire visible portion of the dental implant.
Dental Implant Advantages
What are dental implants and how do they work? Dental implants are an artificial root that is permanently secured to your jawbone or gum. Implant post or roots can be used to hold one or several teeth. Dental implants can be used in place of bridges and partial dentures. Dental implants are natural looking and can feel like your original tooth. Dental implants do not require surrounding teeth to hold them in place as is the case with dental bridges.
Clearly dental implants are advantageous to the advancement of restorative dentistry in that they permanently solve the issues of aesthetics, chewing and speech. Additionally, dental implants can be superior to dental bridges in that the surrounding teeth do not have to be ground down or modified to make room for the bridge.
Implant Crown Materials and Maintenance
Crowns can be manufactured from porcelain, ceramic, resin, metal and porcelain bonded to metal. Porcelain or ceramic implant crowns are the most popular type of crown used in cosmetic dental procedures today. Porcelain implant crowns offer the closest match in color to natural teeth due to their luminescent property and are often used on front teeth.
Implant crowns do not require special care other than proper brushing and flossing to avoid decay and gum disease. Your new crown can potentially last for a lifetime depending on your personal hygiene habits and the wear and tear to your teeth. Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth, biting fingernails or chewing on hard items such as pencils or ice.