Dental Crowns Katy TX
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with strong, durable materials that enhance the smile. Implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth and can be used in conjunction with other procedures, such as dental crowns, to restore a healthy smile. At Advanced Periodontics and Implants of Katy, we offer both dental implants and dental crowns to our patients in Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sugar Land, TX and the surrounding areas.
Dental implant crowns often look and feel like natural teeth and are fused to the bone to provide stability. The dental crowns may be indistinguishable from natural teeth. The use of porcelain dental crowns creates a smooth, metal-free appearance that fits in seamlessly with the other teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implant Crowns
Tooth loss is often a result of tooth decay, gum disease, trauma or congenital effects. Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem, eating problems, speech problems, and further tooth damage. While dentures and bridges are also used to replace missing teeth, dental implants with dental crowns have many benefits over these procedures. Some of the benefits of dental implant crowns include:
- Improved Appearance
- Improved Speech
- Improved Oral Health
The Dental Implant Crown Procedure
The dental implant with a dental crown process usually takes place over several phases.
Implantation is a surgical procedure that requires healthy gums and bones to support the root and replacement material. Local anesthesia is used for the procedure. The implant procedure includes placing a titanium screw into the gum to serve as an anchor. After three to six months of osseointegration, where the bone heals and fuses to the anchor or implant, the implant process can continue.
When completely healed, a temporary dental crown is placed over the implant to let the gum grow naturally around it so the area is protected while a permanent dental crown is made. The permanent dental crown is placed shortly after. The dental crown is then bleached to match the color of the other teeth.
Using a dental crown with an implant restores the strength and physical appeal of the lost tooth without affecting any other teeth. Dental implant crowns require a commitment of proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits. With proper care, a dental implant with a dental crown can last as a lifelong solution for missing teeth.