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WHAT IS AN IMPLANT CROWN?
We will place implant crowns on top of the dental implants to resemble and function like normal teeth. While implant crowns are similar to regular dental crowns, dental implant crowns are a bit different. Conventional dental crowns gain support from the natural root structure of the tooth. Dental implant crowns are the final step of the dental implant placement process.
This crown rests on the abutment of the dental implant (a connecting piece) to look and function just like a regular crown. The abutment is held in position by a screw that moves through a tiny hole within the center of the abutment.
DENTAL IMPLANT RESTORATIONS IN PITTSBURGH
If you’re considering dental implants, our doctors will walk you through the treatment process and recommend trusted specialists in the area for placement. Dental implant restorations at Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel are custom created to meet your aesthetic expectations. We provide metal free, all porcelain crowns and bridges affixed to dental implants. Dr. Kaur also creates custom abutments to ensure restorations are securely affixed to the implant posts. Dr. Kaur will take in-depth images of your smile, as well as impressions, to ensure that the crown or bridge is shade matched to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Whether you’re replacing teeth you have been missing for a long time, those extracted due to advanced periodontal disease, you can have a full smile again.
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How Dental Implant Crowns are Secured?
The dentist will take molds of your teeth and jaw to gauge the amount of gum tissue, bone, and space available for implants. The dentist will surgically position the implant once the area is numb. The implant goes directly into the bone. Time is necessary for the dental implant to heal and integrate into the bone. This process is known as osseointegration and can take upwards of six months.
A second surgery might be necessary to position the post that keeps the artificial tooth in position. Meet with your dentist to determine which approach to dental implants is ideal for your unique mouth. Dental crowns bond in place with permanent cement.
Permanent cement is used to connect the crown to the abutment. This is the same material required for a traditional crown. This process is easier than it sounds. Such an approach reduces the chance of bacteria moving below the implant crown. Alternatively, the crown can remain in place with screws instead of cement.
How Do I Care for Implant Crowns?
The edges of dental implant crowns move just below the gum line, similar to crowns on natural teeth. In order to keep the restoration and nearby tissue in optimal shape, patients must practice good hygiene at home. Patients must floss, brush, and visit with the dentist at least every six months.
An oral irrigator will help keep the space clean and void of bacteria. Do not worry about any facet of caring for your dental implant crowns. You will receive specific instructions as you move through the phases of treatment. Dental implants crowns will likely last upwards of several decades.
However, once this period of time passes, it is possible that dental implant crowns will need replacement. In some cases, patients enjoy functional and beautiful dental implant crowns for the remainder of their life.
Why Implant Crowns are Popular?
Plenty of people who need a tooth replaced or another solution for a missing tooth assume dental implant crowns are too expensive and vastly different from regular crowns. Though dental implant crowns are certainly a bit more expensive than regular crowns, they are reliable, strong, and aesthetically pleasing. People will look at your dental implant crowns and have no idea you are using a dental restoration.
Furthermore, you will be able to eat the types of foods you desire without hesitation. Your dental implant crowns can chomp right on through all different types of food, regardless of whether it is sticky, somewhat hard, hot or cold.
Why Do I Need to Wait To Get Implant Crown After Getting an Implant Placed?
After placing a dental implant, the amount of time necessary to complete the healing process differs according to each unique patient. This length of time can differ quite considerably from one person to the next.
Enough time must pass in order for osseointegration to occur. Osseointegration refers to the process in which the functional and structural connection occurs between bone that is living and the surface of the implant. The bone essentially fuses directly to the implant to prove enough stability to support a tooth. We will then place the dental implant within the bone in order to replace part of the root of the tooth.
Once this occurs, several months must pass for osseointegration to take place. Osseointegration typically takes around four to six months to complete. Once osseointegration occurs, we can attach the dental crown to the tooth, allowing the patient to chew on the implant without any issue.
Will My Dental Crown Be Noticeable?
We match your dental crown with your teeth as closely as possible to lessen the noticeability.