WHAT ARE IMPLANT CROWNS?
Implant crowns are helpful once the tissue and bone around the implant has been given enough time to heal. The area around the implant will often heal in about three to six months, though this varies from one patient to another. Once healed, we make a customized restoration for the area. This is known as an implant dental crown.
WHY WOULD IMPLANT CROWNS BE NECESSARY?
An implant by itself does not fill in your smile. It only acts as a foundation for restorations. The restoration needs to be made for you separately and will have its own life span. Most implant crowns can last for decades. They are made to look like the rest of your natural teeth.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR IMPLANT CROWNS?
The best candidate for these crowns is someone who has recently undergone implant surgery and has given the area around the restoration time to heal completely. This means that the implant is no longer loose and is fully stabilized within the jawbone. Someone who already has this restoration may need to replace it as it begins to wear down. This is normal and can be done in our office as well.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WITH IMPLANT CROWNS
The implant crown procedure starts with impressions. We will give the area around the implant time to heal and then come into the office to have these molds taken. The molds are sent to one of our trusted local labs where the new crown is made just for you. You will be contacted once the crown is finished and ready to be placed. We place the crown at a secondary appointment and adjust it as needed. You'll benefit from having a gorgeous and full smile that is long-lasting and incredibly durable for your every need. Implants are a wonderful way to avoid compromising many of your other natural teeth.
If you think you would benefit from an implant crown, call us today and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.