Implant crowns are fabricated over implants much the same way they are made over natural teeth with a few exceptions. No anesthesia is necessary and the impressions are taken utilizing precisely designed implant parts. The dental laboratory will then construct a single crown that will be cemented over the implant.
Modern laboratory technology including 3D imaging software and electronic scanners is utilized to fabricate crowns in a variety of materials including gold, titanium, porcelain, and zirconium.
When replacing a single tooth with an implant, it many times may be possible to provide a patient with a replacement tooth on the same day the implant is placed. In this way, patients have teeth the entire time an implant is healing.
With a single implant and crown, patients can replace missing teeth without damage or alteration to the adjacent teeth. Implant crowns are an excellent treatment to provide patients with natural-looking teeth for both function and cosmetics.