Implant Crowns Dagsboro, DE
Dental Implant Crowns are an excellent alternative to a dental bridge.
Replacing a missing tooth not only improves the appearance of your smile but also restores the function of that tooth. If you have a tooth that needs to be extracted or have previously lost a tooth, Dr. Kevin or Wendy Brafman may suggest replacing it with a dental implant and supporting crown. Because implant crowns have a predictable long-term prognosis and do not require alteration of the neighboring teeth, they are considered the standard of care in treating missing teeth. Dental implant crowns look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Brafman Family Dentistry will discuss all of your options for an implant crown and will make a recommendation based on your specific needs.
In order to replace a missing tooth with an implant and crown, first the specialist (oral surgeon or a periodontist) places the implant. Following the healing and post-operative visits, then a screw is placed. This screw serves as an “artificial root: to support the crown. The surgeon will coordinate your care by discussing the placement location of your implant, as well as the timing for your restoration once you’ve healed properly. While healing, the implant will be covered by a small healing cap or a temporary crown.
When the implant is ready to be restored, the surgeon will contact Dr. Kevin or Wendy Brafman to schedule you for the second phase of treatment. Dr. Kevin or Wendy Brafman will make an impression and choose the shade of your new crown. These records will be sent to our dental laboratory who will craft a crown to fit your implant that matches the appearance of your natural teeth and functions with your bite. Once the crown is delivered to our office, your doctor will verify the crown fits properly and secure it to the implant.
With proper care, dental implant crowns are an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth. They are more conservative than a traditional bridge, help prevent bone loss in the area of the missing tooth, and restore your ability to chew properly. If you have a non-restorable tooth, talk to Dr. Kevin or Wendy Brafman about how this type of crown can return your smile to its former beauty. Contact us today and ask about dental implant crowns.