Implant-Supported Crowns: A Lifelike and Durable Solution
Implant-supported crowns are a stable, long-lasting, and natural-looking treatment for patients who have a single missing tooth. This type of restoration is supported by a dental implant surgically inserted into your jawbone and offers better results than traditional restorations. The doctors at Dental Solutions in Warsaw, IN, can place a dental implant and create your restoration in our office with our in-house CEREC technology. Replacing your tooth swiftly can help protect your other remaining teeth and long-term oral health.
Implant-Supported Crown vs. Traditional Dental Bridge
Tooth loss can occur from decay, injury, a failed root canal treatment, and other complications. Although losing a tooth is not uncommon, how to treat it differs amongst patients. While some may choose to ignore the issue, this can lead to serious oral health concerns, such as shifts in alignment, dental pain, and bone loss. In the past, traditional dental bridges were one of the only solution available to replace missing teeth. These restorations are designed with a false tooth fused together with two dental crowns on each side that are supported by your remaining teeth.
With advancements made in modern dentistry, missing teeth can now be replaced with dental implants and a customized dental crown. An implant-supported crown is a single dental crown supported by a dental implant, surgically inserted into your jawbone. Because the restoration and implant post can replace the entire tooth from root to crown, it offers superior benefits compared to a traditional bridge, including permanent support, natural-looking aesthetics, and stimulated jawbone health. In addition, this type of restoration requires no modification to your remaining teeth, preserving more of your healthy smile.