Dental Implant Crowns in Delray Beach, FL
What is a dental implant crown?
Implant crowns are an excellent treatment to provide patients with natural looking teeth for both function and cosmetics. The crown is the portion of the implant that is visible once the dental implant is placed. It is much like a normal dental crown (or “cap”). However, it is attached to the dental implant rather than an actual tooth root.
What is the benefit of Implant Crowns?
With a single implant and crown, patients can replace missing teeth without damage or alteration to the adjacent teeth. The crown is made to look like your natural teeth, which allows most patients to gain back their confidence when smiling in public. They last much longer than conventional restorations as well.
What is the dental implant crowns process?
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 implant crowns in a variety of materials including gold, titanium, porcelain and zirconium.
How long will I be without a tooth?
When replacing a single tooth with an implant, it may be possible to provide a patient with a replacement tooth on the very same day the implant is placed. In this way, patients have their teeth the entire time an implant is healing.
If you have any questions or concerns about dental implant crowns, or any other dental service in Delray Beach, please do not hesitate to call us at 561-495-2099 or visit our contact page for more information. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment!