Implant-Supported Crowns Can Provide a Secure Solution After Tooth Loss
If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Ann Sielicki can restore your smile with a crown secured by a dental implant. Implant-supported crowns offer greater stability and longevity when compared to dental bridges, the traditional method to replace a lost tooth. Restorations that are secured by implants also have important health benefits because they can prevent jawbone recession. At Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale, AZ, we use state-of-the-art CEREC technology to custom-design crowns that will blend in seamlessly with your smile. When you come in for your initial appointment, Dr. Sielicki will evaluate your candidacy for dental implants. Then, if she decides that it is a good option for you, she will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon. She will remain an active participant throughout the entire process, ensuring continual and personalized care.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations. Traditional crowns can be attached to a damaged tooth to restore its structural integrity and prevent further decay. The tooth must first be altered to create a suitable bonding surface and ensure that all areas of decay and infection have been thoroughly cleaned. Implant-supported crowns, however, do not require any alterations to the surrounding teeth. Instead, these restorations attach directly to the implant posts, which replace the missing tooth’s roots.
The implant post will stimulate tissue growth, just like your natural tooth’s root. Performing this function, it can prevent jawbone recession and further tooth loss.
Implant-Supported Crowns and Their Advantages
Dental bridges and dentures are trusted restorative options. However, there are a number of reasons to choose an implant-supported crown instead, including:
- Your dentist will not need to reshape healthy teeth to place the restoration.
- Your new tooth will look very natural because it will sit right against your gum line. It will also be crafted entirely from a tooth-colored material, without any dark metal affecting the appearance of your smile.
- The restoration will be very stable and resistant to damage, allowing you to enjoy a diverse range of foods.
- The implant post will stimulate tissue growth, just like your natural tooth’s root. Performing this function, it can prevent jawbone recession and further tooth loss.
Understanding Dental Crowns
Benefits of CEREC Technology
At Sonoran Dental Design, we are pleased to offer you advanced care through the use of CEREC technology. The CEREC system is equipped with a digital scanner, which can capture highly detailed images of your teeth and contours of your gum line, eliminating the need for impressions and molding material.
These images will be used to craft your custom restoration, right here in our office. The CEREC system uses beautiful, lifelike materials that can be color-matched to the surrounding teeth. Once your crown is ready, Dr. Sielicki will make any modifications to ensure comfort and function before attaching the restoration to the implant post.
Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment
To find out if an implant-supported crown is the best option to restore a missing tooth, please contact Sonoran Dental Design online today or call us at (480) 419-9595.