Replace a Missing Tooth with an Implant-Supported Crown
If you are missing a single tooth or need an extraction, an implant-supported crown is a stable and lasting way to replace your tooth. This type of dental crown attaches to a small titanium post placed into the jawbone. The post fuses with surrounding bone tissue to provide a secure base for your crown. At Smiles of Trinity Dentistry in New Port Richey, FL, Dr. Gianni Franceschi can restore your smile after tooth loss with an implant-supported crown. All of our crowns are made with high-quality materials. Dr. Franceschi can work with you to choose the right type of implant-supported crown for your needs.
What Are Implant-Supported Crowns?
An implant-supported crown consists of three distinct parts: the implant, the abutment, and the dental crown. The implant itself is a small titanium post that is placed in your jaw during a short outpatient procedure. Once the implant heals (usually within three to six months), a small connector piece called an abutment is attached to the post. Dr. Franceschi can then bond your crown to the abutment to complete your smile.
Candidates for Implant-Supported Crowns
Ideal candidates for an implant-supported dental crown:
- Need to replace a single tooth
- Are in good oral health
- Have sufficient jawbone tissue
- Are free of gum disease
Since placement of a dental implant involves an outpatient surgery, you need to be in good overall health as well. Dr. Franceschi can perform a comprehensive evaluation before recommending dental implants.
Why Choose an Implant-Supported Crown?
In the past, the only option for patients missing a single tooth was a traditional dental bridge. A fixed bridge consists of an artificial tooth supported by two dental crowns. Placing these crowns requires altering the structure of the teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. While traditional bridges can be an effective and affordable solution for a missing tooth, they do not offer the same benefits as implant-supported crowns.
The advantages of choosing an implant-supported crown over a bridge include:
- Easy maintenance: You can care for your implant-supported crown the same way you care for your natural teeth. In contrast, caring for a fixed bridge requires more effort and special floss.
- Longer-lasting results: Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Enhanced oral health: Bridges cannot stop the jawbone atrophy that follows tooth loss. In contrast, a dental implant is the only solution that can stop jaw atrophy after tooth loss.
If you are missing a tooth, you owe it to yourself to explore the option of restoring your smile with an implant-supported crown.
Despite the many benefits of dental implants, insurance companies do not cover the cost of this advanced solution. However, we offer financing to help you budget for dental implants and any other treatments your insurance plan does not cover. Our friendly staff will be glad to explain your options and help you budget for outstanding treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are missing a tooth, you owe it to yourself to explore the option of restoring your smile with an implant-supported crown. For more information about the implant-supported restorations we offer, contact our office online or call (727) 376-6969 to speak to a member of our team today.
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