Dr. Matthew Jenne offers an implant supported crown in Garner, NC for patients who are missing a single tooth. This is an innovative dental solution that offers a more durable solution compared to a dental bridge. It is the best solution for tooth loss available today for your oral health.
What is an Implant-Supported Crown?
An implant supported dental crown is a dental restoration that dentists use to replace a tooth. It is typically made up of three parts: a dental implant fixture, an abutment, and a dental crown.
The dental implant must be surgically inserted into the jawbone where it will fuse to the surrounding bone. Here, the implant fixture will serve as a replacement tooth root and as the foundation for the replacement tooth.
The Abutment is the piece that attaches to the implant fixture and connects the implant to the crown. We can custom make one to fit your restoration perfectly or there are also prefabricated ones available.
The last part is the dental crown. This is the visible part that will attach to the dental implant. We will custom make your dental crown to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
Types of Implant-Supported Crowns
Cement-Retained Implant Crown: With this type of crown, your dentist will secure the dental crown to the abutment using cement. This is a permanent attachment that provides a more aesthetic appearance for the patient. It is a very simple procedure that your dentist can easily perform making it less time consuming. However, it is difficult to remove and maintain the restoration if any complications arise.
Screw-Retained Implant Crown: With this type of crown, your dentist will secure the dental crown to the abutment with a screw. This makes the crown easy to remove if there is ever an issue. However, the access hole is visible on the surface of the crown which can make it less aesthetically pleasing. It is also a more complicated procedure.
Advantages of an Implant-Supported Crown
- Natural Appearance: Implant-supported crowns will closely mimic the appearance of a natural tooth.
- Durability: With proper care, an implant-supported crown can last for many years. It is the only tooth replacement solution to offer a long-term solution for a missing tooth.
- Stability and Functionality: A single dental implant will integrate with the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for the dental crown. This will allow for comfortable chewing and speaking.
- Preserves the Adjacent Teeth: Unlike a traditional dental bridge, an implant-supported crown does not require support from neighboring teeth. You will not have to damage any teeth for this type of dental restoration.
- Bone Preservation: A dental implant will stimulate the surrounding jawbone to help prevent bone resorption and maintaining facial bone structure.
Disadvantages of an Implant-Supported Crown
- Cost: An Implant-supported crown will cost more than any other tooth replacement solution.
- Surgical Procedure: Placing a dental implant will require oral surgery, which may cause anxiety for some patients or disqualify some from getting an implant supported crown.
- Healing Time: It takes several months to heal from dental implant insertion surgery. This will prolong the overall treatment timeline.
- Not Suitable for Everyone: Some patients may not be suitable candidates for dental implants due to insufficient bone density, certain medical conditions, or lifestyle habit.
Book a Consultation for an Implant-Supported Crown in Garner, NC
Book a consult with Dr. Jenne today if you would like to learn more about an implant supported crown in Garner, NC. You can call our office at 919.238.3470 or request an appointment online.